Zion River Resort: A Great Way to Explore Zion’s Beauty

Nestled along the tranquil banks of the Virgin River, Zion River Resort RV Park stands as a serene oasis amidst the rugged grandeur of Zion National Park. As you journey through the majestic landscapes of southern Utah, this hidden gem beckons with promises of relaxation, adventure, and unforgettable moments beneath the desert sky.

Join us as we delve into the amenities, activities, and natural splendors that make Zion River Resort a haven for travelers seeking solace and adventure in equal measure. From scenic riverfront campsites to deluxe RV accommodations, every corner of our resort is designed to enhance your experience and create cherished memories that last a lifetime.

So grab your virtual backpack and prepare to embark on a virtual tour of Zion River Resort RV Park, where the spirit of adventure awaits around every bend of the river and beneath the shadow of Zion’s towering cliffs.

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CapeRvTravelers at Zion River Resort

Zion River Resort RV Park & Campground Location

  1. From Salt Lake City (North):
    • Take I-15 South towards St. George.
    • Continue on I-15 South past Cedar City.
    • Take Exit 40 for Toquerville.
    • Turn left onto Highway 17 (also known as State Route 17).
    • Follow Highway 17 for approximately 6 miles.
    • Turn right onto South 100 East.
    • Continue straight onto Ponderosa Ranch Road.
    • Zion River Resort will be on your left.
  2. From Las Vegas (South):
    • Take I-15 North towards Utah.
    • Cross into Utah and continue on I-15 North.
    • Take Exit 27 for Hurricane/Zion National Park.
    • Turn right onto State Route 9 (Zion Park Boulevard).
    • Follow State Route 9 for approximately 15 miles.
    • Turn right onto Highway 17 (also known as State Route 17).
    • After about 2 miles, turn left onto South 100 East.
    • Continue straight onto Ponderosa Ranch Road.
    • Zion River Resort will be on your left.
  3. From Zion National Park:
    • Exit Zion National Park via the south entrance.
    • Turn left onto State Route 9 (Zion Park Boulevard).
    • Follow State Route 9 for approximately 15 miles.
    • Turn right onto Highway 17 (also known as State Route 17).
    • After about 2 miles, turn left onto South 100 East.
    • Continue straight onto Ponderosa Ranch Road.
    • Zion River Resort will be on your left.
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Zion River Resort Amenities 

Zion River Resort offers a range of amenities to ensure guests a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Here are some of the amenities provided:

  1. Full Hook-Up RV Sites: Spacious RV sites equipped with water, sewer, and electrical hook-ups (30/50 amp) for convenience.
  2. Deluxe Cabins: Cozy cabins with modern amenities like kitchenettes, bathrooms, and air conditioning.
  3. Riverfront Access: Direct access to the Virgin River, providing opportunities for fishing, wading, or simply relaxing by the water.
  4. Swimming Pool and Hot Tub: A refreshing swimming pool and hot tub area for guests to unwind after a day of exploration.
  5. Playground: A playground area for children offering entertainment and fun outdoor activities.
  6. Pet-Friendly Facilities: Pet-friendly accommodations and designated areas for furry companions to enjoy.
  7. Laundry Facilities: On-site laundry facilities are available for guests’ convenience.
  8. Hiking and Biking Trails: Access to nearby hiking and biking trails for outdoor enthusiasts to explore the surrounding area’s natural beauty.
  9. RV Service Center: On-site RV service center for basic repairs and maintenance needs.

Campground Review 

Conveniently located just minutes away from the entrance of Zion National Park, Zion River Resort offers a perfect blend of accessibility and seclusion. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and majestic red rock formations, the resort provides nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers a peaceful retreat.

With direct access to the Virgin River and proximity to Zion National Park, the resort offers endless opportunities for outdoor exploration and adventure. Whether hiking along scenic trails, fishing in the river, or simply soaking in the natural beauty of the surroundings, there’s no shortage of activities to delight the senses and rejuvenate the soul.

The hospitality and warmth of the staff at Zion River Resort truly set it apart. We were greeted with genuine smiles and helpful assistance upon arrival. Whether providing recommendations for nearby attractions or ensuring our needs were met during our stay, the staff went above and beyond to ensure our experience was exceptional.

Visit the Zion River Resort website to learn more about this fabulous camping location.,

Visit the Zion National Park 

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Zion National Park

This awesome park is located in southwestern Utah near the town of Springdale. The park is best known for Zion Canyon, which is about 15 miles long and up to 2,640 ft deep. The Virgin River runs through the canyon, this is the same canyon that the Rv park sits on.  It is this canyon that provides the amazing views the Park is known for along with the miles of hiking trails.

The National Park Service offers a shuttle system throughout the park. This shuttle runs from the visitor center along the Scenic Drive to destinations like the Zion Lodge and hiking trails, including Emerald Pools, West Rim Trail, and Temple of Sinawava where hikers depart for the Narrows. This is the only way to travel along the Scenic Drive as private vehicles are no longer allowed.

Zion has a large and varied ecosystem. In addition, you could expect to see lizards, mule deer, and wild turkeys. Hopefully won’t run into some of the more dangerous animals, like mountain lions or rattlesnakes, on their vacations.

Hiking at Zion National Park 

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Emerald Pools Hiking Trail

When visiting Zion the activity we highly recommend taking advantage of the many hiking opportunities. Zion NP offers hiking trails for beginners up to the most experienced hikers. The trails through Zion offer unbelievable views of the canyon.

We hiked along the Emerald Pools Trail and the Lower Emerald Pool Trail. Both of these are easy, level trails that offer amazing views of the mountains, and waterfalls.

Zion National Park is best known for its difficult trail Angels Landing. This is a 5-mile round-trip hike with an elevation gain of almost 1,500 feet. The trail is carved out of the rock formations making its way up to Angels Landing.

All though we did not climb this trail it is certainly a bucket list-worthy hike for any advanced hiker visiting Zion

Our Experience RV Camping Near Zion

Our stay at the Zion River RV Park was a part of our cross-country trip to the Grand Canyon.  We had the pleasure of staying two nights here and absolutely loved it. Of all of our RV adventures, this is one of the top RV parks we have stayed at.

The staff was great to us, and the views from the park are truly breathtaking. In addition, they make it extremely easy to get to the National Park.

If you are looking for something other than Zion we highly recommend visiting the Grafton Ghost town. This is a great location to stop and learn about the history of the area. However, you need to be aware that you will be taking an unpaved dirt road to the area.

In our opinion, Zion River RV Park is with out question the best RV camping near zion.

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Have you visited Zion National Park or the Zion River RV Resort? How was your experience? Do you have any tips for others looking to visit the area? 

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So far we have RV camped in 33 different States, visited 14 National Parks, and 17 National Park Sites. 

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