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What You Need to Know About RV Camping Near Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of the premier RVing and camping destinations in North America, boasting 230 square miles of stunning landscapes. Located in the Southwest region of Utah, the park is particularly known for its red-tinted cliffs, waterfalls, wet hikes, impressive canyons, and river chasms. RVers staying in campgrounds near Zion National Park can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities, including but not limited to hiking, cycling, canyoneering, rock climbing, horseback riding, and boating.

Fortunately, the RV infrastructure near Zion National Park is excellent, with numerous campgrounds, repair shops, and rental dealerships. It should come as no surprise that Zion National Park continues to be so popular in the RVing community. You won't have any trouble finding an RV Rental for Zion National Park.

Renting an RV From Nielson RV Rentals

Nielson RV Rentals is a popular RV dealership located at 1210 State St., Hurricane, UT 84737, roughly a 30-minute drive out from Zion National Park. Nielson rents out both motorized RVs and RV trailers, with some models capable of sleeping up to 8 persons total.

To reserve an RV with Nielson RV Rentals, you can use their online reservation system or call in at (435) 414-6493. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9AM-6PM, Saturday from 9AM-5PM, and closed on Sunday.

Reviews for Nielson RV Rentals are consistently positive. On the Google Reviews platform, for example, they enjoy a 4.8/5 rating on 77 reviews. Users praised both the helpful customer service and the diversity and quality of the rented RVs.

One user wrote, “My family of 5 rented a camping trailer for a camping trip. Michael Condie was very accommodating and did everything in his power to make it very easy for us to pick up and drop off. The trailer was very clean and easy to pull. He answered every question we had and there were no hidden costs or surprises. We will definitely go back.”

Another user wrote, “They have a great selection of inventory. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I really appreciated the help that I received from Josh. He answered all of my questions and wasn't pushy.

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RV Rentals Near St. George, Utah

There are a number of RV rental dealerships located near St. George, UT, which is a little less than an hour’s drive away from Zion National Park.

Bates Motor Home Rental Network

Bates is an international RV rental company that specializes in luxury RV and camper rentals. The company operates over 30 global rental locations. Their Southern Utah branch is located at 473 S. River Rd., St. George, UT 84970. To reserve an RV, you can use the rental tool on the Bates International website or call in at (435) 216-8407.

There are unfortunately no online reviews at this time for the St. George branch.

Canyonlands RV Rental Inc.

Canyonlands RV Rental Inc. was recently acquired by Zion RV Trailer Rentals, which operates a number of dealerships in the Southern Utah region. The original Canyonlands location is still operational and is located at 58 N. 700 E, St. George, UT 84770. To reserve an RV, you can visit the Zion RV Trailer Rentals website and use the reservations request form here or call in at (435) 275-4470.

There are unfortunately no online reviews at this time for the St. George branch.

Red Desert Rentals

Red Desert Rentals is located in nearby Washington, UT, at 117 W Telegraph St. The branch offers a number of different vehicles for rent, including RVs, ATVs, and Personal Watercraft. To reserve an RV, you can call in at (435) 674-2091. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9AM-6PM and closed on Sunday.

Reviews of Red Deserve Rentals lean positive, with the dealership scoring 3.9/5 with 10 reviews on the Google Reviews platform. Users praised the diverse RV selection but many seemed to have negative customer service experiences with regard to hidden fees and costs.

One user wrote, “Very impressive selection of RV's to choose from. In the world of RV rentals, it's difficult to find a rental store with any selection what so ever.”

Another user wrote, “Charged me for propane that I didn't use, told me it was full when I picked up the RV but that the gauge was broken. Then charged me for wheel covers that they said I lost yet were never on the RV. Also feel like the insurance is a scam too. Stay away from this company.”

Zion Canyon Campground and RV Resort

Zion Canyon Campground is an RV park located close to Zion National Park at 479 Zion-Mount Carmel Hwy, Springdale, UT 84767. The campground has stunning, scenic views that are accessible to all overnighters, and is nearby to a Zion National Park shuttle if you’d like to avoid having to find another place to park the RV for day activities. The per night rate for two people is $49 (which includes a full hookup). To reserve a spot, use the online reservation platform here or call in at (435) 772-3237.

Reviews for the campground are rather mixed, with a 3.4/5 Google Review rating based on 90 reviews. Users near-unanimously praised the scenery, but many criticized the staff service and price.

One user wrote, “First timer...my family loved it. The spaces are small and close together, but the views were absolutely breathtaking. Had all the hook ups, cable and wifi included if you like that kind of thing. My kids loved going down the little river with the cousins, walking around town, deer watching, hanging out by the pool, and the free warm 6-minute showers.”

Another user complained about the site crowdedness and fees, writing, “Crammed together like sardines, noisy and dirty. Site was not cleaned between guests. Check in was almost rude...should have got a clue when I saw the bossy signs plastered all over the lobby on my way in. At $60 a night for electric only hookup, why is wifi access such a joke? Why are showers limited to 6 minutes, unless you cough up $5 for each additional token?”

Zion RV Park

Zion RV Park (Hi-Road Campground) is located at UT-9, Mt. Carmel, UT 84755. Though the campground does not have particularly scenic views for overnighters, it is located quite close to the entrance of Zion National Park, making it very convenient. To reserve a spot, call in at (877) 290-5756.

Reviews for the campground are mixed, with a 3.5/5 Google Review rating based on 53 reviews. Users praised the location, staff friendliness, and price, but criticized the cleanliness.

One user wrote, “Campground is located close to Zion NP with convenient connection to Bryce Canyon as well. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. In the office, there is also the store where you can access wifi and buy something to eat/drink and it's open till late hours.”

Another user wrote, “Closest site to the east entrance of Zion and it was totally fine for tent camping. Like others have mentioned the bathrooms were really dirty, there was even a black widow with a web in one of the toilets and each girl was warning people as they came in to use the restroom. The showers were very cold and SO dirty, wear your flip-flops, but they are also free, so can't complain too much.”

Zion National Park RV Camping Tips

If you’re going to be RVing near Zion National Park, keep the following tips in mind.

Consider Purchasing an Annual Parks Pass

The Zion National Park entrance fee gives you a 7-day pass for $30 but does not give you access to all the other nearby parks in Southern Utah, including Bryce Canyon. If you intend to be traveling for some time in the Southern Utah region, it is worth upgrading to an $80 Annual Parks pass, which will give you full access to all of the regions’ parks (with no time limit concerns).

Use the Shuttle Service to Save Time

Parking can be limited once you enter the park, so consider going to the Visitor Center and taking the shuttle to the park instead. This will save you the trouble of having to scout for parking spots throughout your visit. Instead, you can focus on just enjoying the day.

It’s also worth noting that if you take your RV into the park, you may be charged an additional escort fee for entry.

Boondocking is an Option

Boondocking is possible in several locations throughout Zion National Park, chief among them alongside Sheep Bridge Road. If you’d like to save some money and gain a bit of convenience in the process (by being closer to park activities), it’s worth considering a boondocking experience – just keep in mind that boondocking can be quite difficult to adapt to for newcomers to the RVing world.


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