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NORTH CAMPGROUND, UT

part ofBryce Canyon National Park, National Park Service
Photo: NORTH CAMPGROUND
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

North Campground is located in the beautiful and unique Bryce Canyon National Park. Known for its colorful rock spires and grand vistas that sweep out over the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau, Bryce Canyon is the ultimate camping destination.

Located at an approximate elevation of 8,000 feet, the campground is centrally located within walking distance of the park's Visitor Center. Famed Sunrise and Sunset Points are located nearby, at the heart of the magnificent geologic wonder of Bryce Amphitheater, where hiking and photography opportunities are plentiful.

Natural Features:

A ponderosa pine forest towers over North Campground, offering equal parts sun and shade. The site is situated in a gently rolling landscape dotted with shrubs and summer wildflowers.

Recreation:

Bryce Canyon offers several day-hiking trails, many of which are inter-connected. Single trails range from easy to strenuous, and from less than a mile in length up to 11 miles. The most popular hikes are combinations of two or three trails.

Bryce Amphitheater has spectacular rock formations and sweeping views, providing excellent photography opportunities. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle, which runs from May to September, makes several stops throughout the park, giving visitors easy access to its most popular trailheads and viewpoints.

Astronomers love visiting Bryce Canyon, where 7500 stars are visible on a moonless night. An annual Astronomy Festival in held in June, and astronomy and stargazing programs are offered on more than 100 nights throughout the year. Guided full moon hikes are also a fun way to experience the park at night.

Facilities:

North Campground is a very popular year-round site with paved roads and gravel parking spurs, flush toilets and drinking water. Picnic tables, fire rings and grills are provided at each campsite.

During the summer months, laundry and shower facilities are available at the general store nearby. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle makes a stop at the campground's entrance.

Nearby Attractions:

The Colorado Plateau contains a multitude of awe-inspiring landscapes and Bryce Canyon lies very close to many of them, including Red Canyon, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Panguitch Lake, Boulder Mountain, Calf Creek Recreation Area, Capitol Reef National Park, Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park.

Driving along Scenic Byway 12 is also a must-do, for its red rock canyons and jaw-dropping views.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Trails
  • Amphitheater
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Concessions
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Flush Toilets
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Grocery Store
  • Horseback Riding
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lodging
  • Museum
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • RV Parking
  • Ranger Station
  • Restaurant
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Star Gazing
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • All Terrain Vehicle
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Hospital
  • Lake
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum occupancy per campsite is 10 people, with no more than 6 adults ages 16 and up
  • There are no electric, water, or sewer hookups
  • Portable showers are prohibited
  • There is a $5 fee for the dump station
  • Gathering firewood, pine cones or pine needles found within park boundaries is prohibited
  • Reserving blocks of sites for commercial group camping or large family group gatherings is not permitted.
  • This is a high elevation facility; please exercise caution when traveling from lower elevations

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.63444, -112.16694
37°38'4"N, 112°10'1"W

From Highway 89 approximately 7 miles south of Panguitch, Utah, travel east on Highway 12 for about 14 miles. Turn south on Highway 63 to the main entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park. North Campground is on the east (left) side of the road, just past the Visitor Center.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

NORTH CAMPGROUND
P.O. BOX 640201 BRYCE CANYON
BRYCE UT 84764

Phone Number:

Information: (435)834-5322
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