Where to Stay in Zion: Camping and Zion Lodge


For those considering an upcoming trip to the beautiful Zion National Park, one of several important considerations will be where and how you’re staying. There are numerous options out there for staying in or around Zion National Park, and which you choose will depend on your preferences, budget and a few other factors. 

At Mild to Wild Rhino Tours, we’re happy to offer the very best ATV and UTV tours of Zion National Park, plus assistance with themes like corporate hosting, lodging and dining, and much more. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some of your various options for staying at Zion, plus how to choose the ideal one for you and your family.


Zion is well-known as one of the top camping destinations in all of North America, and this is one of the most popular lodging options at the park. Depending on how much you’re willing to spend and how close you’d like to be to natural attractions, there are a variety of campsites in or near the park that can accommodate any camping party size.

Zion houses two drive-in campgrounds, both of which are under a mile from the Visitor’s Center: Watchman Campground and Zion’s South Campground. Watchman is the slightly larger of the two, but both offer full hookups, including water and electric hookups.

Beware that both these campgrounds tend to book out well in advance, especially for busy seasons like June, July and August. If you’re looking to save some money and don’t mind a little bit of hiking, the park also has multiple backcountry campsites available.

The Zion Lodge

For those looking for in-Park lodging, Zion has one primary option in the Zion Lodge, which is open year-round and features a variety of cabins, rooms and suites. Each of these comes with its own balcony view of the park and modern amenities like mini-fridges, microwaves and air conditioning.

The Zion Lodge is a great option for larger groups or those looking for easy access to popular tourist attractions. While it tends to book out quickly during peak season (which runs from March to October), the Lodge does offer some off-season discounts.

If you’re thinking about going this route for your Zion lodging, be sure to book early as the Lodge is often booked up months in advance.

In part two of our series, we’ll look into some additional lodging options near the park, including hotels, cabins and RV parks. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, if you’re looking for more information on our ATV tours of Zion National Park, or to learn about any of our related services or recommendations, speak to our team at Mild to Wild Rhino Tours today.

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