Opportunities for camping in Bryce Canyon Country are wide and varied. With elevations ranging from 4,000 to over 11,000 feet you’ll have options to camp in the desert or in high mountain forests. Here’s some information about camping inside and outside of National Park and other areas.
Inside Bryce Canyon National Park
There are two campgrounds inside Bryce National Park labelled North and Sunset. Both campgrounds are are conveniently located and both have restrooms with flush toilets year round.
Four loops. 99 sites—loops A & B- RV campers, loops C & D – tent campers. Check www.recreation.gov for reservations for some RV sites. North campground is closer to the visitor center and general store. Coin-op shower or do laundry available during summer months.
Twenty tent sites and a group site – may be reserved in advance. Sites limited to ten people – first come, first serve. No hook-ups, but a dump station (fee) is available in summer.
Choose from eight campsites on Under-the-Rim Trail plus four campsites on the Riggs Spring Loop Trail. Elevations range from 6,800 feet to over 9,000 feet. Purchase permits in person at the visitor center for overnight stays in Bryce Canyon National Park’s backcountry. Camp only at designated sites and leave no trace. Open fires are not permitted.
Dixie National Forest
Red Canyon Camping
Located just off scenic Highway 12 in Red Canyon (Dixie National Forest). Elevation 7,400 feet. 37 campsites and one day use area. Close to hiking and biking trails, including the 5-mile Red Canyon paved trail. Open seasonally – mid-May to October. Campsites are first come, first serve.
King Creek Campground
Seven miles from Scenic Byway 12 near Tropic Reservoir. 37 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and tent pads. Gravel road access with some paved areas campsites. Located near the King Creek and Chimney Rock trails which lead to views of the Bryce Canyon style hoodoo formations. Fishing and boating available on Tropic Reservoir. Boat ramp at the reservoir, and six OHV loops. Drinking water and flush/vault toilets available. Water turned off in the winter.
Free camping available
10 locations – East Fork of the Sevier River near Tropic Reservoir. Group camping sites – 2 through 6, other single unit sites available.
33 campsites with picnic tables, fire rings/grills and tent pads. 4 group sites with picnic tables, fire rings/grills. Day use area. Drinking water (Memorial Day – Labor Day). Vault toilets. No garbage disposal, please pack it out.
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Individual and group camp-sites. Barbecue grills, modern restrooms. Most facilities available during the spring, summer and fall. Click here for more details.
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
22 sites, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, group camping. Tent campsites at Wide Hollow Campground. Lake View RV campground sites can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, pull-through + back-in sites with hookups. Located three miles west of Escalante. Reservations www.reserveamerica.com or call 1-800-322-3770.
The Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area campground
5,400 feet elevation – Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. 14 developed campsites, fresh water, and restrooms. 15 miles east of Escalante – Highway 12. Reservations 1-435-826-5600.