Our 5th time back to Bryce. Somewhat disappointed by CG roads in poor shape. A bit of asphalt would go a long way to fix the potholes. Had a bit of a run in with a new to Bryce host who took exception to driving the wrong way a short distance so that the door side was not on the road side. Also repeating dismay that size-appropriate use of sites is not enforced by CG hosts. Case in point was a small class B occupying a site with a notice on the post stating "For RVs over 30' only". Also tenters & smaller RVs in loops signed "over 20' long vehicles only". Many tenters in this loop when plenty sites in tent loop were available. On the plus side, many new fire rings & tables this year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Tuesday, April 30 – North Campground, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah This is one of two developed campgrounds located in Bryce Canyon, both with no hookups and showers only at the General Store ($) within walking distance. North Campground is closer to the Rim Trail and Visitor Center and is open year round. Sites are first come first serve except in the summer there are 15 RV sites that can be reserved in Loop A online. Loops A and B are for campers over 20ft and Loops C and D for those campers or tents less than 20ft. Except our Loop B, over half of the sites the night we were there were taken by tenters in pull -through sites. Even though there is a big sign posted at the beginning of the Loop saying it was for campers over 20ft. The B Loop has more level sites and the most shade. This was an overnight stop for us and it cost $7.50, because of the American the Beautiful Pass for seniors. There is a self fee station when you drive in. We arrived around 10am and so did most of other RV’s coming in. So if coming to the park, arrive early to get a site. They run a shuttle up the park road in early May until late August, so we just missed it. I am sure it would have made our visit even more enjoyable. Beautiful National Park and a great place to camp. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground, but might be difficult to find the right site for an RV. We stayed in space 52 on Loop B, which turned out to be great for our 24' RV. I would be surprised if a 40' could get in as is listed on recreation.gov shows. It is at the top of a hill with a slope downward away from the campsite. It is quite open and private away from the site. Overall, I liked Loop B better than Loop A but Loop B had fewer RV acceptable sites (which actually is probably why it is nicer). The site might get a little muddy during rain. It has a table and fire-ring with adjustable grate. The ground was quite level and I didn't need to adjust our RV to get a good level. The buses were not running at the time we visited so we had to drive our RV through the park. It wasn't too bad but slow. We camped here in a Motorhome.
At this time only loops A and B were open. They are very strict on the 8pm generator shut off. The dump station was not open yet. They put adaptors on the water so that you cannot hook up a hose to fill your tank (I used pliers and removed it temporarily to fill my fresh water tank). The location can't be beat. No showers available. The Verizon card worked well for WiFi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed this National Park campground and were actually here 10 nights. Because this is a first come, first served, we stayed in Ruby's for one night and were at the gate at 8:00 the next morning to get a campsite in this campground. Thus we were able to choose the one we wanted. We have a 35' rig and wanted a larger level site, which we were able to get. Many of the sites are very difficult to level on and we watched people struggle to get level. Otherwise this was a great site: convenient to the Visitor Center, the trails, the Canyon, the dump and the stores, etc. It is also surrounded by trees which make for a nice natural setting. There is a picnic table at each site. The bathrooms were new and very clean. There were no showers in the campground (you can pay for one near the store) so we could not rate them. Our rate reflects the Senior discount. Very nice National Park campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here three nights. The canyon is beautiful and staying in the campground made you feel a part of it. There was an abundance of wildlife around. The sites were fairly level with a grill and picnic table. The regular rate is $15 but I have a senior pass and go half price. They have a dump station with fresh water. The park is well kept and patrolled. Shuttles run every few minutes throughout the park. You can catch it right at the campground and go anywhere in the park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We lucked out and got a very level site #30. Most sites are on a hill either coming or going through the loop. The restrooms were being remodeled so there are four shiny blue porta-potties instead. We didn't use them so can't say if they were clean. This park is beautiful but most sites are unsuitable for motor home or fifth wheel unless you have lots of blocks for leveling. The generator time was not a problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First the positives: beautiful campground, quiet and a great place to walk pets. The sites are wonderful, and we like that they have recycle bins for just about everything. It was a short walk to the visitors center. Negatives: months before reserving I emailed to ask about potable water and dump station and was told both were near campground. When we checked in we asked if the 8 pm generator time was extended since evening temps were 30's and going down and ranger said no and nothing more. When we arrived at our site we were informed by our neighbors that dump/potable water station was closed due to extremely cold weather and if we needed fresh water we would have to drive back to Rubys Inn and pay to fill fresh water tank. It wasn't the paying that got me it was the ranger not informing us at check in that annoyed me. The first night it was 35, the second night 29 with night 4 &5 going to low 20's with snow. We had enough of the cold and left after 2 nights. The 2 days we were there we ran the generator until 8 PM each night, pulled in slides to contain heat, piled on blankets etc.. This park was 1/4 filled with sites reserved but campers never showed up. Such a shame this park wasn't filled. I think if they brought in electric it would be filled like Zion and with that more money spent in and around the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Despite the fact that this is strictly dry camping it is still a great place to use as a base for exploring Bryce Canyon NP. About a 5 minute walk to the Rim Trail and real close to the park visitor's center. We camped for five days in A loop which is open only to RVs 20 ft and longer. The dump station and fresh water fill were about a half mile drive from the campground. Interior roads were paved but had some potholes. There were quite a few larger sites suitable for big rigs. If you are pulling a fifth wheel be careful about choosing a site as a few of the longer sites have large trees that can hamper opening a slide. While in the park we checked out the Sunrise campground and found it to be much more restricted in terms of maneuvering room and site size than North Campground so if you are pulling a fiver of any size, North is the way to go. We will definitely stay here whenever we visit Bryce Canyon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground with lots of shade. Two loops are reserved for RVs more than 20 feet long. Easy walking to Rim Trail and visitors center, and a shuttle stop is there. All sites with picnic tables and fire pits. Bathrooms have cold water only but the faucets in ours at least stayed on when you turned them. Unfortunately, a window was broken and a bird was in there one night. Quiet at night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really nice location with easy walking to rim trail, visitors center, camp store. Most RV sites are fairly level and lots of big sites to choose from if you are early. Plenty of trees for shade and interior roads in decent condition. All sites with picnic tables and fire pits. Camp hosts very friendly and helpful. Awesome scenery We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this campground due to the ambiance. Sites are spacious with lots of shade. Separate camping areas for larger motorhomes, smaller RV's and tents. Strict rules for use of generators (and the host checks personally!). One can walk easily to the rim on the campground. During daytime the shuttle stops at the entrance of the campground for visiting Sunset and Sunrise point and the other outlooks. Staying on a campground like this is so much preferable to a RV-park. Don't forget to make the reservation in time. You do not have to drive around in circles and find out after three rounds, that every site has been reserved or occupied. We have seen these poor fellows both evenings! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love the National Park Campgrounds and this one did not disappoint us. From your campsite you can walk to the rim and access several trails as well as get to the lodge and the visitors center. We made reservations because we have a big rig and were glad we did. Without a doubt we would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love Bryce Canyon, and the North Campground is just great. This was our second stay here, and once again we had a wonderful stay, regrettably for only two nights. This campground is typical of our National Park campgrounds. Roads are paved, sites are gravel and most are reasonably level. Fresh water spigots are conveniently located close to most sites. All sites are an easy two minute walk to the canyon rim trail. There is a well stocked camp store within walking distance or a short drive. The park visitor's center is just down the hill. An older review I read stated that there were no big rig sites. I beg to differ. I saw several rigs in excess of 40' comfortably parked. You just need to arrive early and look around. We were surprised that the dump stations were not yet open, but there are dump stations available on your way out at the commercial campgrounds north of the Park entrance. We highly recommend a stay at Bryce Canyon at the North Campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed 3 nights. 30 amp power would have been nice as night temps were in the high 20s. Big sites, even for our 37'LOA 5er. Near empty even though first night was a weekend night. In park location & walking distance to canyon are big features. Can't complain about the rate either. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We reserved our space online. Cost with a golden age pass was just $5 a night. Of course, being a National Park, there are no hookups, but you can use your generator anytime from 8am to 8pm. Most folks just used them when needed. Saw many Eruopean visitors in rented RVs at this campground. Enjoying the extreme beauty of the park! We loved it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here in a 36' MH. We also helped a 40'er park in a site near us. There aren't a lot of sites for our size rigs, but if you get in early you have a good chance of finding a spot. We both unhooked our toads and selected our sites. We stayed in site 34. If you don't need full hookups North Campground won't disappoint you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
North and Sunset campgrounds are similar. Both are inside the National Park and neither was designed with large RVs in mind. They sites have no hookups which is typical of most National Parks. There are a few sites that are big enough for an RV larger than 30’ but not many. This is a good setting for tents and popups. Campgrounds are in a Pondersoa pine forest setting. Some of the roads are narrow and may be difficult to navigate with a large RV. About half the sites in the North campground can be reserved and the rest are first-come-first-served. All of the sites in the Sunset campground are first-come-first-served. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We alternated between Sunset Campground and Ruby's RV Park. There are no RV hook-ups in Bryce at all and RV's are only allowed in Sunset CG. We asked an employee how early the next morning we'd need to be there (no advance reserve) and he said it rarely fills up entirely, even in high season which it is. Nice quiet part-shaded park and we had our choice of many sites at noon. Once you reserve you can have the the same spot as long as you want. The best part is the location, just 2 minutes from Sunset Point which is one of the very best locations for both sunrise and sunset viewing and photography. Sunset Point has a smaller parking area than Sunrise Point but because we were so close we always got a good spot. Showers are below par, cost $2/8 minutes and located at the General Store nearby. Watch out on park roads for the crazies driving rental RV's too fast and as if it was a sports car, most with CA tags. We also filled water jugs at the picnic areas (filled water tank at Ruby's). There is a dump station at the campground with a honor pay of $5. Well worth it to support this fabulous park. I'd definitely stay here again in good weather (not requiring A/C). We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we got here, the other campground was closed due to a scheduled burn going on. So the campground was very crowded; we got the next to last spot about 3:00 pm on a Wednesday afternoon. Consequently, our site was just large enough for us to perch on the side of the road, and we are in a 21' Class C. Would not recommend for bigger rigs, unless you can reserve a more appropriate spot. Registration was at a self-pay booth. One of the hosts was less than helpful; she seemed frazzled by the number of campers looking for spots. However, once we made contact with the host in our area, he was friendly and pointed out the last two available sites to us. Shuttles were not nearly as accessible or self-explanatory as we have seen at other national parks. We much preferred our stay at Zion, but maybe if both campgrounds had been open, we would have had a better stay. Bryce Canyon is beautiful, though! We just drove it ourselves instead of depending on the shuttle. Don't miss it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As mentioned elsewhere, no hookups and Park restrooms lacks showers. Verizon MiFi card did not really work. Bathrooms were clean if not terribly well appointed. I'm new to RV'ing so I find it a bit claustrophobic to have so many large vehicles intermingling with nature - it's not the kind of camping I grew up with. However, in comparison to Ruby's outside the park, this campground was positively "in nature" and as such, my favorite stop on our whirlwind tour. We expected more trouble getting a space; however we got into the park mid-day/mid week in late June and there were ample choices. Our RV was relatively small and maneuverable so it was easy to level the rig just by angling it correctly in the allocated space; others seem to have slightly more challenging conditions. We seemed to have stopped in Bryce in the high season and there was a fair amount of traffic and road noise, so there was no fantasy of being in remote wilderness. But, the location was good and the stars at night were brilliant. Just a short stroll from the campground entrance (10 mins max) to the trail-heads for some of the most popular hikes... and the park shuttle stops in front of the campground entrance, too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some sites were set aside for RV's and a few were pull-through. Typical NRA park with no facilities. Great place to stay when visiting the park. The camping fee does not include the $ 25 entrance fee. Prefer this to North Park. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Both Sunset Campground and North Campground are within Bryce Canyon National Park. The North Campground is reviewed elsewhere. In Sunset CG, Loop A is for RV's. Loops B & C are for tests only. Sunset CG has fewer RV sites than North and the sites tend to be smaller and not as level but it is still a great CG. It is a little more out of the way, so tends to be a bit quite. It is actually more convenient for the shuttle than North CG and it is quite easy to walk a short distance and be on the rim where most of the hikes start. It is a little more removed from laundry and showers, both in the General Store, than the North CG, but you would likely want to drive in either case. Sunset is not recommended for really large rigs, for that go to North. We camped here in a Motorhome.