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South Campground

Zion National Park, UT
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    Reviewed 25 October 2016
    Great if you can't get into Watchman
    So I've stayed at both Watchman and South this year. While... more
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    Frisco, California
    Reviewed 25 October 2016

    So I've stayed at both Watchman and South this year. While Watchman is the primo site (& I had reserved a spot 5 months in advance), on my return trip there was no room so we opted to try for South. We got there at 6:40 am on Tuesday October 18, and there were 11 cars ahead of us. Many...

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    1Thank VelvetPaws
    Georgia
    Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

    If you want a spot in this first come first served camp you better wake up early! We got in line at 6:50 and we're number 35! We actually didn't even get a spot after waiting in line for 4 hours. The last spot was given to the car in front of us. Luckily for us, they couple in front...

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    1Thank Eryn D
    Seattle, Washington
    Reviewed 25 September 2016

    There was no way I was paying hundreds of dollars to experience the outdoor majesty of Zion National Park. I am a firm believer that the outdoors or meant to be experienced outdoors. It is $20/night to get your campsite, but remember that you CANNOT reserve ahead of time. Here are my biggest suggestions: 1) Get there EARLY. We arrived...

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    1Thank Adam S
    Reviewed 21 September 2016

    I stayed at the nearby Zion Canyon RV/Campground the night before (which is nice, but it's an RV park and more expensive), so the next morning it was a short drive to get in line for the literal line-up of vehicles at South Campground. It was a Friday morning, and I arrived at 6:33am, thinking it was early. I was...

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    Thank Amy M
    Bloomington, Illinois
    Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

    I called multiple times to try to reserve watchman campground and they told me that it was first come first serve because it was Labor Day weekend. When we got there they said no you needed a reservation. So we waited about an hour for something to open up here and I'm glad we did. The park people were awesome...

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    Thank Toni S
    New York City, New York
    Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

    We absolutely loved Zion as a park and will return. When we do, we will either reserve a campsite at Watchman or stay in a lodge / hotel. The South campground is first come first serve. The setting is lovely but, the hosts were cranky and the campsite itself was easily the messiest we have used in over 25 nights...

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    Reviewed 21 August 2016

    First come first serve. I got in line on a Friday morning at about 6:45 and was #16 in line. Got my spot by 09:00. My intent was to be there at 05:30 but the time change got me. Staff is friendly and is volunteer, they don't have to be there, if it was a concession operation it wouldn't be...

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    1Thank ERIC D
    Loma Linda, California
    Reviewed 1 August 2016

    If you didn't reserve ahead of time for Watchman Campground, you have no choice but to wait in line for South Campground because this whole campsite is first come first serve. That's what we did, got there at 3am on July 3rd. It was dark and couldn't see where the line started (since we were the 1st one there) so...

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    5Thank getExtreme
    Lake Arrowhead, California
    Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

    This is a good campground. It is well located, and next to the Virgin river. Since it was 108 degrees when we visited, the river was extremely appreciated and enjoyed. It is shallow, so nice for kuds, too. We could easily walk to the shuttle or small grocery. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because there are no...

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    1Thank mtnfam12
    Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

    We drove all the way from Las Vegas at 4am in the morning there to get a spot! Lining up for "first come, first serve" starts at 7am and depending on luck how much people will come and try to get a spot, they are usually out by noon. We decided to extend one night there because it was so...

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    Address: Zion National Park, UT
    Region: United States > Utah > Zion National Park
    Number of rooms: 180
    Also Known As:
    South Campground Hotel Zion National Park
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    “You better get there early for the first-come first-served line up!”
     of 5 bubbles K8176LDamym, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
    “have a look around, there are many sites. we preferred one near the water so we could cool off swimming.”
     of 5 bubbles 624leishad, 25 Sep 2014 | Read review
    “Like the host said a few posts ago, if you get here around 9am or so, you'll score a beautiful site. My spouse and I showed up at 2pm and still got a great spot among boulders.”
     of 5 bubbles dogbuckeye, 28 Oct 2013 | Read review
    “Try getting a site on the outskirts by the stream.”
     of 5 bubbles ljw90028, 31 Aug 2013 | Read review
    “Closer to the river the better”
     of 5 bubbles LianaAulii, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
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