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Watchman Campground (Utah)

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S.R. 9
Springdale, Utah 84767
435 772-3837
37.19611, -112.98722
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Watchman Campground in Zion National Park has 179 campsites (90 with electric hookups) located on a bench above North Fork Virgin River about 1/2 mile north of Springdale and just south of the South Campground.  The campground has 5 loops (A-F). Loop F campsites are walk-in, tent only.  There also 7 group campsites (loop E). Most campsites also have nice shade from large Cottonwood trees. Each campsite (except the walk-in sites) has a table, fire ring and grate. The walk-in sites have a table, food storage locker and shade structure.

Watchman Campground is open from mid March through November 30. It has an amphitheater, modern restrooms with  flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station. Laundry, groceries and gas are all available within one mile of the campground.  South Campground is open year round (reservations from mid March through November). Firewood is also available for sale at the park/campground.

Zion National Park is Utah’s first National Park and offers encompasses 229 square miles of spectacular scenery. You’ll see massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink and red, creeks, rivers, valleys, slot canyons and an abundance of wildlife. Outdoor recreation within the park includes backpacking, camping, hiking, biking, river rafting, picnicking, climbing, slot canyon exploration, canyoneering, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. The town of Springdale also has many shops and restaurants to enjoy.

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Directions:

From Las Vegas, St. George or other points south on Interstate 15: Travel north to Exit 16, State Route 9. Follow State Route 9 east for 32 miles to the south entrance of Zion National Park. Turn right after entrance station; the campground ranger station is at the end of the road.

From Salt Lake City, Interstate 70 or other points north on Interstate 15: Travel south to Exit 27, State Route 17. Follow State Route 17 for 6.1 miles to State Route 9. Turn left onto State Route 9 and drive 23 miles to the south entrance of Zion National Park. Turn right after entrance station; the campground ranger station is at the end of the road.

From Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Kanab or other points south on U.S. 89: Travel north to State Route 9. Turn left and follow State Route 9 west for 13 miles to the east entrance of Zion National Park. Continue straight for 13 miles then turn left at the signs for the Visitor Center and Watchman Campground; the campground ranger station is at the end of the road.

From Bryce Canyon National Park, Panguitch or other points north on U.S. 89: Travel south to State Route 9. Turn right and follow State Route 9 west for 13 miles to the east entrance of Zion National Park. Continue straight for 13 miles then turn left at the signs for the Visitor Center and Watchman Campground; the campground ranger station is at the end of the road.

Amenities
  • Amphitheater
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hike/Bike Campsites
  • Laundry
  • Nature Center
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Center
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Shade Structure
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Archeological Sites
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Canyoneering
  • Creek
  • Cultural Sites
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rafting
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Regions
  • Creek
  • Mountains
  • National Forest
  • National Forest Campgrounds
  • River
  • Zion National Park
Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Campground Map:

Campground Map

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

4000

# of Campsites:

179

# of RV Campsites:

90