Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area (P)

Bureau of Land Management, Arizona.

We are open! And we have 25 sites available for reservations through

Site Renovations
The recreation area has received many improvements including upgrades to electrical and water systems, repaving roads and parking areas, renovation of restroom facilities, demolishing condemned administrative use site, an updated water delivery system, sanded and stained picnic tables, new informational and fee kiosks, and accessibility improvements.

Fourteen-day stay limit
To increase recreation opportunities at the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area, the BLM's Arizona Strip Field Office issued a news release January 6, 2022, announcing the finalization of a supplementary rule that reinstates a stay limit of 14 consecutive days at the site. The change, which went into effect February 5, 2022, is consistent with camping limits for other BLM public lands, will allow more members of the public to enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, scenic viewing and boating from the popular site.

Volunteers needed
The BLM is looking for volunteers with excellent public lands stewardship ethics to work as campground hosts If interested, please visit

Camping and Day Use

Activities and Experiences

Nearby Activities


The Recreation Area is located off of Interstate 15 about 20 miles southwest of St. George Utah and about 20 miles northeast of Mesquite, Nevada. Take the Cedar Pocket exit, located halfway through the Virgin River Gorge.

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