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Watchman Campground Zion National Park Utah

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Watchman Campground in Zion National Park has 189 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.

Watchman Campground – Zion National Park Recreation & Activities

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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  • 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
  • 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
S.R. 9
Springdale, Utah 84767
435 772-3837
Lat / Long:

37.19611, -112.98722

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Best Campsites

A8, A11, A13, A15, A17, A19, A20, A21, A22, A23, A27, A28, A29, A31, B1, B3, B5, B11, B16, B19, B20, B22, B27, B28, B35, B36, B37, B39, B43, B46, B47, B52, B58, B61, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C9, C10, C13, C14, C15, C16, C17, C20, C21, D1, D3, D4, D5, D7, D9, D10, D12, D15, D17, D18, D20, D21, D22, D23, D24, D25, D26, D27, D29, D30, D31, D32, D33, D39

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  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
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Watchman Comments & Reviews

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3 Comments on “Watchman”

  1. Words can not describe the beauty of Watchman Campground. If you are looking for somewhere different and unique then this is it.

  2. There aren’t any bad spots here. You’re just surrounded by beauty.

  3. Watchman is SUPER beautiful. Amazing campground. Made a bad selection for sites. C17: nearly no shade at all, next to the bathroom where the jet engine hand dryer runs ALL night long, next to the Group Loop E where they party until the wee hours, and people wander through your site all day and night thinking it’s a bathroom path. C21, C22 seem nice. They’re kind of in the middle. C20 seems pretty chill too but it’s accommodation-friendly.

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