Zion National Park | Watchman Campground
Type: STANDARD NONELECTRIC
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Maximum of 6 occupants per site including children over 24 months.
Fires are permitted in the furnished grates at each site. Fires should never be left unattended until completely extinguished with plenty of water and cool to the touch.
Each site can accommodate a maximum of 2 passenger vehicles, 1 RV or camping trailer and associated tow vehicle, or 4 motorcycles. Please refer to the “Vehicle/Equipment Details” to determine what is permitted on each site. Overflow parking may be available on a first come first served basis in the B loop amphitheater parking or the main visitor center parking lot.
In the “Vehicle/Equipment Details” section the “site length/width” refers to the parking pad suitable for automobiles and the “tent pad length/width” refers to the area suitable for pitching a tent or other non-vehicular camping equipment. Please note that the “tent pad” area contains the fire ring and picnic table provided.
Shower and laundry facilities are not available in any of Zion’s campgrounds. These services are available in the town of Springdale for a fee.
Properly restrained pets are allowed in developed campgrounds, picnic areas, on the grounds of the Zion Lodge, and along public roads and parking areas within 100 feet of the road surface. Pets are allowed on the Pa’rus trail but may not be taken on any other trails in Zion National Park. Service animals are not subject to the park’s pet policies and are allowed everywhere that visitors are allowed when accompanying an individual with a disability.
Pets may be left unattended in developed campgrounds when tied to an object or secured in an enclosure provided environmental conditions (e.g., temperature) do not pose a risk to the animal’s wellbeing and the pet is not making unreasonable noise. If NPS personnel determine that an animal is in imminent danger or causing a disturbance action may be taken to prevent harm to the animal and park resources.
Pet excrement must be picked up and properly disposed of by the owner in all areas within Zion.
Shade is a relative term. If a site is listed as having shade, please note that the level of coverage may vary by time of day and season.
Generator use is not permitted at any time in Watchman Campground.
Feeding wildlife is strictly prohibited.
Food and garbage must be stored properly at all times. Food should be stored inside a vehicle or a lockable hard sided container. Garbage should be secured in the same way or be disposed of in the receptacles provided in the campground. Food is defined as food, drinks, toiletries, cosmetics, pet food and bowls, or any other scented items. Coolers, dirty stoves, grills, non-disposable tableware and cookware must be washed or stored in the same manner as food.
Wood gathering is prohibited in the park. Wood is available for purchase in Springdale.
Black water must be disposed of at the dump station provided in the campground. It should never be released onto the ground, into the river, or in irrigation ditches.
Bathing and washing of clothing or dishes at public faucets or in restrooms are prohibited. These activities should be performed at your campsite. Food particles should be strained from dishwater before disposing of in drains. Gray water produced by activities such as showering, bathing, cleaning, rinsing, etc. of any person or object with soap or other cleaning products must be collected and disposed of either at the campground dump station or in drains located near water spigots outside each restroom.
All vehicles and trailers must be kept on designated parking pads and not on vegetation or within the tent site.
Campers are responsible for understanding current fire restrictions. Please check with a ranger or camp host if you need additional information.
Fireworks are prohibited in Zion National Park.
Hammocks are only permitted within the established footprint of a campsite to prevent resource damage. Trees with a minimum diameter of 10 inches should be used and adequate padding must be between the straps and bark to prevent injury to the tree.
Attaching or suspending items from trees which may cause tree or limb damage is prohibited, as is attaching any item to trees or vegetation with nails, wire or chains.
Installation of sports equipment such as horseshoe pits and stakes, volleyball nets, etc. Is prohibited.