Snow Canyon State Park RV & Campground Guide

Utah

Carved over eons from the red and white Navajo sandstone of the Red Mountains, Utah’s Snow Canyon State Park is a sight to behold -- and the perfect place to head for any number of outdoor adventures. From hiking and biking along its network of dedicated trails to kicking back in its peaceful (yet surreal) campground surrounded by ancient lava flows, one thing’s for sure: you’re not going to forget your visit.

Snow Canyon State Park is tucked into the southwest corner of Utah, right nearby the relatively large city of St. George. Along with its namesake canyon, you’ll also get to experience extinct cinder cones, lava tubes, lava flows, and sand dunes when you visit.

Here’s what you need to know to take on your Snow Canyon State Park adventure with as little stress and as much success as possible!

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Weather
Spring 59-88 F
Summer 72-92 F
Fall 57-89 F
Winter 48-72 F
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Nearby Cities
Santa Clara, Utah
St. George, Utah
Washington, Utah
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park features a scenic on-site campground with dramatic vistas of red Navajo sandstone overlayed by black lava rock. It offers 14 RV-friendly sites with water and electric hookups, and there’s also a dump station available on the property.

However, 14 sites isn’t a whole lot when you’re talking about such a sought-after destination -- which is why we’ve compiled some of the other campgrounds available in the area to choose from! (Psst: still sleeping in a tent? Getting back in touch with nature is nice and all, but you can also do it in comfort and style. Check out the RV rental vehicles available near you on the peer-to-peer market today!)

St. George RV Park

If you’re looking for a luxury option close to the park entrance, check out St. George RV Park. With scenic, shaded sites and modern amenities like high-speed Wifi, this spot’s got you covered no matter what kind of camping experience you’re after.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: bath houses with showers and flush toilets, cable TV hookups available, laundry room

Temple View RV Park

A friendly spot located in the heart of St. George, Temple View RV Park offers generously-sized, well-manicured spots, each of which is equipped with a concrete patio, telephone service, and cable TV hookups. A long list of onsite amenities includes a pool, hot tub, and lounge, not to mention its close proximity to urban conveniences like stores and move theaters.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: swimming pool, Jacuzzi, exercise room, lounge, proximity to grocery store, restaurants, various shops, a hardware store and a movie theater.

Hillside Palms RV Park

Quiet and sparkling clean, Hillside Palms RV Park is an all-adult park nestled under the looming shadows of the Red Hills. Both pull-thru and back-in sites are available, but please be advised that no children or dogs are allowed in this park (with the exception of service animals).

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: no
  • Other amenities: Proximity to shopping, restaurants, various eateries, laundromat, fast food, gas and goodies

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What to Do at
Snow Canyon State Park

Inside Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon may be obviously beautiful to look at… but what else is there to do inside the park?

Glad you asked! Here are just a few of the activities that keep Snow Canyon visitors busy.

Hiking - An intricate system of foot trails leads hikers to parts of the park inaccessible by other means, including the challenging Gila Trail, which measures nine miles one way. (Be sure to bring lots of water!)

Biking - Mountain biking is also popular along Snow Canyon State Park’s trails, as well as the paved roadways. If you bike Snow Canyon Drive from the south gate to the north, you’ll see over 1,000 feet in elevation gain over just four miles!

Horseback riding - Bring along your four-hooved friend for yet another way to get familiar with this unique southwestern Utah landscape.

Sand dunes - Take a gander at the stunning dunes that characterize this part of Utah… or get really wild and build a sandcastle!

Outside Snow Canyon State Park

Wondering what else there is to do in southwestern Utah? We’re glad you asked… and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Restaurants

You’ve gotta eat… so you may as well eat well! Here are some delectable options to choose from in the Snow Canyon State Park area.

Kaili's Restaurant

For Asian-inspired delights that go above and beyond the call of duty, check out this locally-run favorite. We highly suggest the “Not Your Average Fried Rice” -- we think you’ll agree they named it well!

Type: Asian

Location: Santa Clara, Utah

Cliffside Restaurant

Serving up lunch, dinner, and early bird specials with a view, Cliffside Restaurant is a must-visit for those in the Snow Canyon State Park area. From indulgent coconut-crusted shrimp to fresh and festive watermelon and feta salad, you’re sure to find something to please every palate and appetite!

Type: Family Restaurant

Location: St. George, Utah

Painted Pony Restaurant

Offering elevated comfort food like grilled tenderloin burgers and potato trout cakes, The Painted Pony is the perfect spot for date night -- or just to treat yourself. You deserve it!

Type: Comfort Food

Location: St. George, Utah

Sightseeing

Don’t get us wrong, there’s no shortage of things to see and do inside the park -- but there’s also plenty to see on the outside!

Red Hills Desert Garden

Utah’s first interactive desert garden, this beautiful botanical spot shows off water-efficient landscapes, endangered species and prehistoric tracks in one central location. Better yet, it’s open daily -- and admission is totally free!

Location: St. George, Utah

Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

Need even more outdoorsy goodness? This nearby conservation area is home to one of the most unique biospheres in America, and it also offers over 100 miles’ worth of dedicated trails so you can get an up close and personal look.

Location: St. George, Utah

Zion National Park

You probably know that Utah is home to not one or two but five national parks -- and one of the loveliest is just a quick drive away from Snow Canyon State Park!

Location: Springdale, Utah

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How to Get to
Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park is located just fifteen minutes north of St. George, Utah, and is accessible from town via UT-18 N. For exact directions to the park from wherever you’re starting from, plug the following address into your GPS or navigational system:

Snow Canyon State Park

1002 Snow Canyon Drive 

Ivins, Utah 84738

Entering Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park is open between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily, and the day use fees to enter the park are as follows:

Regular Vehicle : $10

Whether it’s in an RVshare rental, your own rig, or even just on foot, we can’t wait to hear all about your Snow Canyon State Park adventure. Send details and photos to us directly at [email protected], or tag us in your Facebook and Instagram posts for the chance to be reshared on our own blog and social media channels!