Places to Stay at Zion National Park

There are a variety of places to stay at Zion National Park and in the towns near the park so you can find the lodging options that you and your family will love.

As you start to plan your Zion vacation, use this Zion National Park travel guide stay to determine the best lodging options for your needs.

Places to stay in Zion National Park

We share a variety of Zion National Park accommodations like the park lodge, campgrounds, nearby hotels and vacations rentals for guests to enjoy. 

Use our done-for-you itineraries to plan the best Zion vacation ever!

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Places to Stay at Zion National Park

There are only a few lodging options inside the Zion National Park boundaries:

Zion Canyon Lodge

There is only one lodge located in the park. It’s three miles north along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. It has motel rooms, cabins, and suites as well as a gift shop and post office. However, rooms do fill up quickly so reservations are highly recommended.

Zion Campgrounds

Camping in Zion National Park can be done at these three campgrounds: the Watchman Campground, the South Campground, and the Lava Point Campground.

The Watchman Campground is the only one open for winter camping in Zion National Park.

The Watchman Campground is just a quarter of a mile from the south entrance of Zion. This campsite has 176 regular sites and 8 specialized sites with both tent and electric campsites that are available to guests year round. Electric campsites cost $30 per night while tent campsites cost $20 per night. Reservations for campsites here can be made up to six months in advance, between the months of March and October, and are highly recommended since this campground is fully booked throughout the high season.

The South Campground is located just a half mile from the south entrance of Zion. It has 117 campsites, $20 per night for individual campsites and $50 per night for group sites, that can be reserved no more than two weeks before your visit. Flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, firepits and a dump station are provided here. Four group sites are available that can accommodate RVs and tents. There are no hook-ups in this campground. Generators can be used during specific hours.

The Lava Point Campground is perfect for anyone wanting to get away from the crowds and enjoy the Zion Wilderness area in the Kolob Terrace area. It’s open May through September, sits 25 miles north of the town of Virgin, and takes about an hour and twenty minutes to drive to from the south entrance of Zion Canyon. With just 6 campsites, that all operate on a first come first serve basis, the only amenities here are pit toilets and trash cans since running water is not available.

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Virgin River at sunset in Zion National Park

Where to Stay Near Zion National Park

Springdale is the closest town right outside the entrance to Zion. This is where we like to stay so we can optimize early and late visits to the park without the drive or need to pay for parking.

Nearby Hurricane is a good option as well and you may find better prices for lodging. It’s about a 25 minute drive to Zion. We still highly recommend staying in Springdale!

Hotels Near Zion

We recommend staying in the town of Springdale, Utah that borders the park. You can park at the hotel for free and take the free shuttles around town. During the busy season it may be hard to find parking in the town, and you have to pay for that parking.

Here’s a list of places to stay in Springdale that we recommend:

Vacation Rentals and Glamping Near Zion

You’ll find a wide variety of vacation rentals near Zion that include cabins, apartments, private homes and more. These accommodations are usually economical for families or larger groups.

Glamping Near Zion National Park in luxury tents, covered wagons, or teepees is a fun way to experience this park!

RV Parks Near Zion

There are quite a few RV parks near Zion National Park. Here are a few we recommend:

Campgrounds Near Zion

Several area campgrounds are a short drive from the park. Click the links for more information.


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