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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We've stayed at the Watchman Campground for about 3 years running now, and we'll always come back to it. Plan in advance (4-5 months in advance if it's between spring and fall) because this will be booked up if you show without a reservation. Using the website we always reserve one of a couple of spots along the outer edge...

1Thank Fairweather8588
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Spaced out decently, very scenic, nice views of the surrounding cliff-faces. Some spaces have trees or close to trees for shade. Only one loop was open while I was there in February and it was almost full on a first come first serve basis on a Thursday!

Thank mdkayaker89
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This is not a fully serviced campsite, but we did have electricity. There is water and a dump station on the way out. Can't go wrong with a beautiful background of mountains! We didn't have reservations - thought it would be quiet at the beginning of March, but it was really busy. Luckily we got in for one night.

Thank patpin2015
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Sites are hard to get this time of year but so worth the effort. Campground has several big rig friendly spaces with 30 amp power. Fill up your water, dump and unhook before turning into your loop. (Past the ranger registration and just before loop A on the left) Pretty level with room for slides and comes with a fire...

Thank Chiefly1
Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Didn't know what to expect when I made this reservation, but glad that I did. You can forget about arriving without one. You can't beat Zion National Park for scenery out of this world, plus you're only 80 miles from Bryce Canyon, another beautiful place. Great atmosphere makes a person want to return again and again. We camped in Loop...

1Thank Jim P
Waldport, Oregon
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in this campground every March for the past 5 years because it is accessible when others are not in my area at this time of year. Love it, always look forward to getting out after a long winter but this is not quiet. Springdale, Utah is just across the river. Every year the hotels and RV spots...

Thank Sage1029
Colville, WA
Reviewed 9 March 2016

There are two campgrounds, Watchman with 180 spaces, and South with 126. It is early in the season but both campgrounds were filled. We parked at the Quality Inn a mile outside the park and got a river view for $44. The surrounding retail area is awesome and mighty ritzy. It has western structures that compete well with the magnificent...

Thank Jo Ann B
Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Despite heavy rain and lightning at night, it is an excellent place to camp in this national park. I got to see deer roaming the area and one was an adult deer. I book months in advance through the website of recreation.gov, it was an easy process and that I do not live in the United States. You have to...

Thank CharlieGza
San Diego, California
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Is absolutely great campground. Gorgeous location! Dogs allowed (we had a husky with us; dogs are allowed only on One trail in Zion NP!). Cheap - $18/day with trailer (December 2015 rate). Lots of deer roaming around. No showers, plentiful bathrooms. Loop B, spot 24 - great location. 5 minute walk to a few restaurants, convenience shop, etc.

3Thank rabbit h
Costa Mesa, California
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Our trip details: We stayed for three nights mid-November at site B49. The weather dropped down to the low '30s at night, but with decent sleeping bags and sensible layering of clothes, you'd be just fine. Comfort level: The sites in the B loop are well spaced, so we didn't feel crowded. This was the closest spot I could get...

3Thank Laura J

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Address: Watchman Campground Highway 89, C Loop, Zion National Park, UT 84737
Region: United States > Utah > Zion National Park
Number of rooms: 228
Also Known As:
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“If you are in a group, the Watchman Campsites are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles maryw2013220, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The walk-in loop sites are smaller than the other loops. Compare carefully before choosing.”
 of 5 bubbles E4583ADgregh, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Loop A - convenient to shuttle stop and visitor center.”
 of 5 bubbles tntcyclist, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We camped in C-16 and B-21. I would recommend both sites.”
  • Ahhh, great view from my tent's window :)
 of 5 bubbles HollieW927, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“A loop is closest to the Visitor Center - and has lots of sites with at least partial shade.”
 of 5 bubbles thesouplady-two, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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