While hiking is one of the most popular activities when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, tourists can also enjoy camping. Pull an RV up or pitch a tent at one of the various camping stations and make some memories that you will never forget!
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When planning your camping trip to Bryce Canyon, there are two campgrounds to choose from that are conveniently located near the Bryce Canyon Lodge, Bryce Amphitheater, and Visitor Center. Both the North Campground and Sunset Campground offer facilities to its visitors, such as restrooms, drinking water, shower facilities, and coin-operated laundry machines.
You can enjoy sunny, majestic views of the park without being too exposed to the sun, as there is plenty of shade to keep you cool.
Another think to keep in mind when planning, especially if you have a larger party, is that only 10 people are allowed per campsite, no matter which campground you choose to stay at.
The North Campground
This campground is located on the east side of the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center and features about 99 total camp sites in 4 loops. There are 86 RV and camp sites that are available on a first-come and first-served basis and the remaining 13 RV sites are available by reservation. Loops A and B are allotted for RV campers and Loops C and D are for tent campers.
Reservation Information: For 2016, the reservation dates run from May 6 to September 25. To reserve, you can call their hotline number (877) 444-6777 or you can also access their website www.recreation.gov. You can make a reservation as little as 2 days before your stay or as far out as 6 months.
To cost to set up a camp is $15 per night/per site. For RV users, there is a $5 fee to use dump station located at the southern part of the North Campground.
Important Reminders: The sites and loops may not be available or open during winter due to snow and freezing temperatures. The North Campground is close the general store.
There are no available water, sewer and electrical hookups at this campground. Dump stations are only available during summer months and are located at the southern part of the campground.
The Sunset Campground
The second campground in Bryce Canyon is at the western side of Sunset Point, about 1.5 miles south of the park’s Visitor Center. This campground is perfectly positioned to be close to trails that start and end at Sunset Point.
This campground has 100 sites in three loops: A, B and C. You can choose among the 20 different tent sites and make a reservation, while the remaining 80 RV/Tent sites are first-come, first-served.
Loop A is specifically for RV campers, while Loops B and C are allocated for tent campers.
The cost is $15 per night/per site.
Reservation Information: To make a reservation, you can reserve from May 6 to September 25,2016. Call the hotline (877) 444-6777 or you can also access their website www.recreation.gov for more info and details.
Important Reminders: Please keep in mind that, just like the North Campground, the Sunset Campground may not be available or open during winter due to snow and freezing temperatures.
There are plenty of opportunities to save on your stay at either campground as well. Those who happen to have a Senior Pass, Access Pass, or special pass are eligible for discounts and those who have Golden Age and Golden Access Passes, can have up to a 50% discount. So make sure to take advantages of any discounts that may be available to you!