The Watchman Campground Zion National Park Utah is located near the visitor center and the Virgin River.
There are group campsites, RV sites, and tent sites available within the campground. It is a short walking distance from the shuttle bus stop.
The town of Springdale, Utah is the closest location for showers, a grocery store and to pick up any supplies you may not have packed with you.
Watchman Campground - Zion National Park
Check out our Zion National Park Camping Guide to learn about all of the campgrounds in the park!
Season: Year Round
Number of Sites: 176 regular sites, 2 wheelchair accessible sites, and 6 group sites
Location in the park: Near the main entrance to the park.
A separate park entrance fee of $35 per vehicle is required and valid for seven days.
Reservations: Yes, made six months prior to your arrival date online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777
- 37° 11' 55.0000" N
- 112° 59' 11.0000" W
Pets Allowed: Pets are allowed on a leash no longer than six feet.
Watchman Campground Reservations
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes
Phone Number? 877-444-6777
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? made six months prior to your arrival date
First Come, First Served? Yes during the walk-up season
February 28, 2019 - December 01, 2019 (Peak Season)
December 02, 2019 - December 31, 2019 (Walk-Up)
January 01, 2020 - February 27, 2020 (Walk-Up)
February 28, 2020 - November 29, 2020 (Peak Season)
$10.00 service fee will apply if you change your reservation.
Watchman Campground Amenities
Flush Toilets: Yes
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Is firewood available for purchase? Yes, You can find firewood for sail in town.
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area?
Potable Water? yes
RV Camping at the Watchman Campground
There are no full-hookup campsites.
Electric hookups sites are all 30 amp, with only a handful of sites that supply 50 amp
Dump Station: A dump station with potable water is available at the entrance to the campground.
Generators: Generators are NOT allowed in the campground.
How to get to Campground
The Watchman Campground is located right after the main entrance to the park.
Sites will accommodate the following: 3 tents per site, 1 RV, or 2 tents with 1 RV (motor home/fifth-wheel/pop-up/trailer).
The maximum number of people in a campsite:
The number of cars per campsite:
Check in Time: 3 pm
Checkout time: 11 am
Quiet Hours: 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Maximum Stay: There is a 44-night camping limit within Zion National Park in a calendar year; however, March to mid-November, the camping limit in Zion is 14 nights.
Watchman Campground Map
Photos of the Watchman Campground
Additional Zion NP resources
Zion National Park Camping – Learn more about each of the campgrounds in the park and what to expect.
Hiking the Narrows Guide – What you need to know to plan a trip hiking the Narrows in Zion.
Zion Hiking Guide – Check out the top hiking trails you do not want to miss! From easy walks to full adventures of hiking Angels Landing.
Zion Lodge – Find out what it is like to stay in the Zion Lodge
Zion Cabins – Check out what it is like to stay in the gorgeous Zion National Park Cabins.
Zion Shuttle Guide - Find out all the things you need to know before spending the day exploring on the Zion Shuttle.
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