Snow Canyon State Park RV & Campground Guide


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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Spring 59-88 F
Summer 72-92 F
Fall 57-89 F
Winter 48-72 F
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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!

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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:

Snow Canyon State Park Regular Vehicle : $10.0

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!

Frequently Asked Questions About Snow Canyon State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Snow Canyon State Park?

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Snow Canyon State Park. The weather conditions during these times are fantastic for outdoor recreation. The park is also less overcrowded than in the summer months.

What is the climate of Snow Canyon State Park?

This park enjoys mild winter weather conditions and rarely receives snow. Summer temperatures can go up to 92 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures can go as low as 48 degrees Fahrenheit.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Snow Canyon State Park?

Coyotes, quails, leopard lizards, canyon tree frogs and gopher snakes are the main wildlife species inhabiting Snow Canyon State Park. Gila monsters, peregrine falcons and desert tortoises are also popular here.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Snow Canyon State Park and what is the cost?

You have to reserve a camping spot at this site. You can make your reservations up to four months in advance. The cost of reserving a spot is $10, and you may choose your spot when you reserve it.

Is Snow Canyon State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

With paved surfaces, steep slopes and soft sand, Snow Canyon State Park is accessible for disabled guests. It also has amenities like spacious, ADA-accessible bathrooms with running water, showers and clean, well-lit toilets.