Lava Point Campground is typically open May through September, as weather allows. Situated at 7890 feet above sea level, it is off the Kolob Terrace Road, 25 miles (45 minutes) north of the town of Virgin. It takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to drive to the campground from the South Entrance of Zion Canyon.
Lava Point is a primitive and dry campground. There is no potable water on site so campers must bring their own. There are no electrical hookups or outlets on site. Each campsite has a trash receptacle, picnic table, and fire ring. Restroom facilities consist of pit toilets.
Reservations must be made in advance through Recreation.gov or their reservation line at 1-877-444-6777. Wireless coverage is very limited and there is no opportunity to secure a reservation or make payment on site.
Lava Point has pit toilets and trash cans, but no potable water.
Food must be stored in a vehicle or a hard-sided lockable container any time it is not directly supervised. Store trash in the same way or dispose of in receptacles provided at each site. Feeding wildlife is strictly prohibited.
Checkout time is 11 AM MT.
Check-in is 12 PM MT.
Quiet hours are from 10 PM-8 AM.
Generator use is limited to the hours of 8 AM-10 AM and 6 PM-8 PM.
Maximum of 6 occupants per site including children 24 months and older.
Fires are permitted only in the furnished grates at each site. Wood gathering is prohibited in the park. Fires should never be left unattended until completely extinguished with water and cool to the touch. Campers are responsible for understanding current fire restrictions.
Pets are allowed in developed campgrounds, picnic areas, and roadways within the park. Pets must be properly restrained at all times within the park. Excrement must be picked up and properly disposed of in all areas of the park. Pets are not permitted on park trails other than the Pa'rus trail in Zion Canyon.
Lava Point Campground is situated at 7,890 ft. above sea level providing cooler temperatures for campers during southern Utah's hot summers. Pine and Aspen trees create shade and protect campsites from wind on gustier days. A short distance from the campground entrance is Lava Point Overlook where campers can take in breathtaking panoramic views to the South towards Zion Canyon.
Lava Point Campground is approximately a 1 hour drive from the South Entrance of Zion National Park in Springdale, UT. In between the campground and the South Entrance there are several trailheads providing access to Zion wilderness. Lava Point Campground is also located just a few miles South of Kolob Reservoir which provides fishing and water recreation opportunities.
Barney's Trail leaves from the campground and provides access to Lava Point Overlook and the West Rim Trail. The campground is also excellent for wildlife watching and stargazing.
Due to the remote nature of the campground reservation modifications are the responsibility of the camper. Please manage your reservation by logging into your Recreation.gov account or calling the Recreation.gov reservation line at 1-877-444-6777.
Recreation.gov Rules and Reservation Policies will apply.
For campground inquiries, please call: (435) 772-3256
Lava Point Campground can be reached by taking the Kolob Terrace Rd. for 25 miles North of the town of Virgin, UT. Turn right on Lava Point Rd. and follow for a short distance to the signed campground entrance.