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WATCHMAN CAMPGROUND



Created: 2010/10/03 04:40 AM        Last Updated: 2010/10/03 04:40 AM


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Camp Details Camp Name: WATCHMAN CAMPGROUND
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Watchman Campground is located near the park's south entrance near the town of Springdale, an ideal location from which to base your stay in Zion.

The campground is a short walk from the park's main Visitor Center and the Zion Canyon Shuttle System. The canyon is only accessible by shuttle bus from approximately April to October each year.

Watchman Campground is open year-round. For arrivals from March 6 to March 24, 2010, you can make reservations for campsites in Loops A and D, and the Zion Group Sites. For arrivals from March 25 to October 23, 2010, you can make reservations up to six months in advance for all campsites.

There are three types of campsites:

  • TENT ONLY--no RVs, trailers, pop-ups, vans, or pickup campers
  • ELECTRIC--in addition to RVs, tents are permitted in most sites. No more than two tends in addition to one RV. Tents must remain on RV pads.
  • GROUP--7 sites that accomodate between 9 and 40 people; TENTS ONLY

Generators are not permitted at any time.

Gathering of firewood is prohibited. During hot and dry summer months, fire restrictions are common and campfires (including charcoal fires) may be prohibited.

South Campground is located 1/2 mile from Watchman Campground. It is open from March through October and has 127 campsites that are availabile on a first come, first served basis.

MORE INFORMATION: Information is available at the park website at www.nps.gov/zion. For recorded information on park facilities, programs, local lodging, and to request information by mail, please call (435) 772-3256. Books and guides are available for purchase online at www.zionpark.org.



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Latitude:37.1780877
Longitude:-113.0082358

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From Las Vegas, St. George, or other points south on I-15: travel north to Exit 16, State Route 9. Follow State Route 9 east for 32 miles to the South Entrance of Zion National Park. Turn right after entrance station; the campground ranger station is at the end of the road.

From Salt Lake City, I-70, or other points nouth on I-15: travel south to Exit 27, State Route 17. Follow State Route 17 for 6.1 miles to State Route 9. Turn left onto State Route 9 and drive 23 miles to the South Entrance of Zion National Park. Turn right after entrance station; the campground ranger station is at the end of the road.

From Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Kanab, or other points south on U.S. 89: travel north to State Route 9. Turn left and follow State Route 9 west for 13 miles to the East Entrance of Zion National Park. Continue straight for 13 miles then turn left at the signs for the Visitor Center and Watchman Campground; the campground ranger station is at the end of the road.

From Bryce Canyon National Park, Panguitch, or other points north on U.S. 89: travel south to State Route 9. Turn right and follow State Route 9 west for 13 miles to the East Entrance of Zion National Park. Continue straight for 13 miles then turn left at the signs for the Visitor Center and Watchman Campground; the campground ranger station is at the end of the road.


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S.R. 9 Springdale UT USA

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