Red Cliffs Recreation Area includes a campground, day use areas, a non-motorized trail system, and interpreted public use sites. Dinosaurs left their footprints, now visible in the sandstone. Ancestral Puebloans lived here in the 10th century, growing corn, beans, and squash along Quail and Leeds Creek. Mid-19th century pioneers farmed here, supplying the area’s silver miners with food. Located within the Red Cliffs
National Conservation Area, the Recreation Area is managed to conserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of the public lands.
The Red Cliffs Recreation Area ‘s campground is open year round and includes 11 campsites with shade shelters (Campsite 4 has no shade structure), picnic tables, potable water, and grills. Sites 8 and 11 are accessible for visitors with disabilities, while sites 6,7, and 10 have pull-through parking. Only two vehicles are allowed per campsite. Accessible vault toilets are located between sites 5 and 7. Pets must be on a leash and under control at all times. Quiet hours are from 9 pm to 7 am.
Reservations are required for campsites and can be made at www.recreation.gov, or by calling 1-877-444-6777. First come first serve camping is not permitted and camping payment cannot be made on site.
Camping fees are $15 per night, plus a reservation fee and are paid only on recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Interagency Annual, Access, Senior and Military Passes are honored for day use fees. Interagency Access and Senior passes recive half off the camping use fees. All fees collected at this site are used to fund operations, improvements, and repairs to the recreation area.
Stays are limited to 14 days. To protect the area’s natural resources and to minimize impacts to private property, camping is prohibited on BLM managed lands within one mile of the recreation area. Vehicles over 11' 9" cannot acesss the Red Cliff's Recreation Area including the campground.
· This is desert environment that is extremly hot in the summer, temperatures can exceed 100F (38C) from May-Oct. It is not uncommon for tempertures to reach 115F (46C). Plan accordingly, refunds are not issued for heat.
· Reservations are required and can be made at www.recreation.gov, or by calling 1-877-444-6777. First come first serve camping is not permitted and camping payment cannot be made on site.
· Camp only in designated campsites within the campsite boundaries. Occupancy limit is 14 days. Check out time is 11:00 am.
· Quiet Hours—Quiet hours are 9 pm to 7 am. Generator hours are 9 am to 9 pm. Voices, audio devices, motorized equipment, or other noise producing devices shall not make unreasonable noise that disturbs others.
· Campfires—Firewood collecting is prohibited, bring your own firewood. Campfires are permitted in designated fire rings only. Do not leave fire unattended. Extinguish fire completely before leaving.
· Vehicles—Vechicles over 11 ft 9 inches cannot access campground. Park only in designated parking areas with four wheels on pavement. Any vehicle that impedes traffic is subject to citation or towing. Parking in campsites for day use is prohibited.
· Day Use—The picnic areas close at sunset.
· Cleaning—Cleaning of food, pots, pans, clothing, or household items at water faucets is prohibited.
· Weapons—Discharge or use of firearms or other weapons is prohibited.
· Pets—Pets must be on leash no longer than six feet and secured to a fixed object or under the control of a person, or is otherwise physically restrained at all times. Do not leave pets unattended.
The campground and day use areas of the Recreation Area are located at the base of towering red cliffs of Navajo Sandstone. Quail Creek flows through the campground and supports mature cottonwood trees and willows that provide shade for many of the campsites and the day use areas. You may see a flock of Gambel’s quail or hear canyon wrens as you hike the trails the follow Quail and Leeds Creeks. If you’re lucky, you might spot a Mojave desert tortoise or a Gila monster, whose beaded skin and bold color patterns make it a standout among desert reptiles. To protect all of these native species and their habitats, please stay on designated trails.
Quail Creek State Park, Dixie National Forest, Zion National Park.
The Red Reef Trail follows Quail Creek into the Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness and is a very popular hike in the spring when seasonal runoff fills water pockets and plunge pools in the stream channel. There are many other trails in the Recreation Area that are scenic and enjoyable for hikers and mountain bikers, for shorter, moderately difficult rides. The White Reef Trailhead accommodates both large and small horse trailers, making it an ideal place for equestrians to start a longer distance ride on the Prospector Trial which connects to the equally popular Church Rocks Trail for extended riding.
Cancellations: When reservation is cancelled a $10.00 cancelation fee is charged. This cancellation fee is in addition to the non-refundable reservation service fee. Late Cancellations: When a reservation is cancelled on the day before or the day of arrival the $10.00 cancellation fee will be charged and the first night use fee will be forfeited (not to exceed the total paid for the orginal reservation). No Shows: If a customer does not arrive and/or does not cancel reservation by check out time (11 :00am) the day after the scheduled arrival date a $20.00 service fee charged and will forfeit the first night's user fee.
Bureau of Land Management SGFO-Recreation 345 E Riverside DR St. George UT 84745
For campground inquiries, please call: 435-688-3200
From St. George: Take Interstate 15 north to Exit 22/228 N-Leeds. At the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Old Highway 91. Travel south 1.5 miles and turn right. Continue under two freeway tunnels (tunnels restrict vehicle size to less than 12 feet in height and width) turn left and follow the paved road for 1.3 miles into the campground.
From the north: take I-15 South and exit at Exit 23/228 S/Leeds and go left under highway. Turn right on S. Main Street for 3.2 miles. Take right and Continue under two freeway tunnels (tunnels restrict vehicle size to less than 12 feet in height and width) turn left and follow the paved road for 1.3 miles into the campground.