Camping in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park offers some gorgeous camping options for those toting a tent or pulling an RV.

The park has two campgrounds, North and Sunset, located in close proximity to the visitor center, Bryce Canyon Lodge and the geologic wonder that is the Bryce Amphitheater. Both have restrooms with flush toilets, and drinking water.

During the summer months coin-operated laundry and shower facilities are available at the general store nearby. There are no hook-ups in the campgrounds, but a fee-for-use dump station is available for RV users at the south end of North Campground.

Both campgrounds are located in Ponderosa Pine forest habitat with equal amounts of shade and sun, giving them a similar appearance. All sites are limited to 10 people (with no more than 6 adults (adult=16 and up)), 3 tents and 2 vehicles and cost $15 per site/per night. Holders of special Park Passes; Senior Pass, Access Pass (part of the America The Beautiful - National Park Service & Federal Lands Pass System) or the Golden Age & Golden Access Passes, receive a 50% discount. Sites fill by early afternoon during the summer months. Click here for a map of both campgrounds. A Group Site is available in Sunset Campground.

North Campground has 13 RV sites available by reservation and 86 RV and Tent Sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sunset Campground has 20 Tent Sites and a Group site available by reservation and 80 RV and Tent Sites available on a first-come, first-served basis.

North Campground

North Campground is located across the road to the east of the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center and is comprised of 99 sites in 4 loops; A, B, C, D. Cost is $15 per site/per night.

13 Recreational Vehicle (RV) sites are reservable during certain times of the year in Loop A (See Reservation Dates below). Cost is $15 per site/per night.

North campground is closest to the general store. Loops A & B are for RV campers. Loops C & D are for tent campers.

There are no sewer, water or electrical hook-ups available. A dump station is available in summer months at the south end of the campground for a $5 use fee. Potable water is available near the dump station.

Reservation Dates:

  • 2011 - May 6 - September 25
  • 2012 - May 4 - September 23
  • 2013 - May 10 - September 22
  • 2014 - May 9 - September 21
  • 2015 - May 8 - September 27
  • 2016 - May 6 - September 25

To make reservations for 13 RV sites call (877) 444-6777 or click www.recreation.gov. Reservations for these sites can be made from 6 months to 2 days in advance (minimum advance reservation is two days).

All other sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

*NOTE: During winter months all sites/loops may not be open due to winter weather conditions, such as freezing temperatures and deep snow.

Sunset Campground

Sunset Campground is located west of Sunset Point, approximately 1.5 miles south of the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center, and is comprised of 100 sites in 3 loops; A, B, & C. It is closed during the winter months.

20 Tent Sites are reservable during certain times of the year in Loop B (see Reservation Dates below). Cost is $15 per site/per night.

Loop A is for RV campers. Loops B & C are for tent campers. Two wheelchair-accessible sites are located in Loop A.

This campground is closest to the best hiking trails which begin and end at Sunset Point.

RV and trailer combinations over 45 feet are discouraged, but not prohibited.

There are no sewer, water or electrical hook-ups available. A dump station is available in summer months near North Campground for a $5 use fee. Potable water is available near the dump station.

Reservation Dates:

  • 2011 - May 6 - September 25
  • 2012 - May 4 - September 23
  • 2013 - May 10 - September 22
  • 2014 - May 9 - September 21
  • 2015 - May 8 - September 27
  • 2016 - May 6 - September 25

To make reservations for 20 Tent Sites call (877) 444-6777 or click www.recreation.gov. Reservations for these sites can be made from 6 months to 2 days in advance (minimum advance reservation is two days).

All other sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.