The Visitor Center & Zion Lodge are fully accessible to people with special needs. Several campsites are reserved for people with disabilities & three trails are accessible. More detailed information is available at the Visitor Center.
Free permits are required for all backcountry camping. Group size is limited to 12 persons for both day use and overnight use. Permits and hiking information are available at both Visitor Centers.
Bicycles are permitted only on established roads and the Pa'rus Trail. The Pa'rus Trail leads from the campgrounds to the Scenic Drive Junction. Riding on hiking trails or crosscountry is prohibited.
Bicyclists should always ride defensively; automobile traffic is often heavy and drivers may be distracted by the scenery.
Riding bicycles through the Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel is prohibited. Bicycles must be transported through the tunnel by a motor vehicle. Contact the visitor center or either entrance station for information.
In the park: Watchman and South Campgrounds are located near the South Entrance of the park. (Note: Temporary closures may be experienced during the reconstruction of campsites.)
Individual campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrival before noon generally ensures a campsite. You may self-register at the campground. The fee is $8.00 a night or $4.00 for holders of Golden Age/Access cards.
Group campsites are available by reservation to organized groups of 9-40 people for $2.00 per person.
Campground facilities include: restrooms, drinking water, picnic tables, fire grates, RV dump stations, and utility sinks (no showers and hookups).
Outside the park: Private campgrounds (no showers & hookups) are available in Springdale and adjacent to the East Entrance of the park.
For more information on camping in areas surrounding Zion National Park, click here.
When hiking, stay on established trails and watch your footing at all times, especially at overlooks and near drop-offs. Watch children closely!
Loose sand or pebbles on stone are very slippery. Be careful of edges when using cameras or binoculars.
Never throw or roll rocks; there might be hikers below.
Be alert for rock falls and landslides. Although they rarely cause injury, they do occur frequently.
Many of Zion's sandstone cliffs are comprised of loose or "rotten" rock. Climbing hardware and techniques which may be appropriate for granite are often less effective on sandstone. Information on climbing is available at the Visitor Center. A free permit is required for over-night climbs.
Water is available at the Visitor Center, campgrounds, Zion Lodge, Grotto Picnic Area, and Temple of Sinawava. Do not drink untreated water from streams or springs.
If you are driving an Over sized vehicle,
click here for parking restrictions and tunnel information.