20 Parks near Mount Carmel, Utah
May 2016 - $35.00
Small park. Downside was road noise over Memorial Day weekend. Shady trees, good table. Close to east entrance of Zion. Very friendly long term campers. Bathroom is just one stall, one shower. No laundry. Motel and cabin both looked very clean and pleasant. It is a Post Office, too! - Sharman
May 2016 - $26.00
Small park just north of the turn off to the east entrance of Zion NP. Spaces are tight, heavily shaded which is a big plus. Restrooms very clean, staff friendly. We were close to the road and the road noise was unfortunately really bad until late at night - lots of trucks. Might be better at one of the sites farther back. Sites are very close together, but since there are only a few, not a big problem. - sam and hope
May 2016 - $26.00
Very small RV park. Not all of the sites are big rig accessible. The lady who runs the park was very helpful. Would rate higher if they had 50 amp service. Verizon service was marginal, but the park wifi worked well. We chose this place because of the proximity to Zion and Bryce Canyon NP's. Worked well for this. Price reflects the weekly rate. - herbee
Apr 2010 - $5.00
Small (9 site) BLM campground; great dry camping for only $5 per night! No water or dump station on site, just outhouses. No cell reception; most sites could get a satellite signal, as there aren't too many trees. Important note: due to a sharp turn in the road and small sites, a sign at the entrance reads: max. trailer size 24 feet. I brought in a 26-foot trailer without any problems, but I wouldn't recommend anything over 28 feet. This makes a great base for exploring Zion National Park, and is much quieter and cheaper than staying in Sand Dunes State Park. - Neil C.
Apr 2013 - $20.00
Monday, April 29 – Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah This park is in the southwest section of Utah to the east of Zion and near Kanab. If you come out of route 9 heading east from Zion, you head south on 89 for about 4 miles than pick up route 43 for another 12 miles south. There are plenty of signs posted along the roads and the drive into the park is very nice. The park has juniper and pinion pines and steep red cliffs. Once you drive in and stop at the visitor center the ranger or hostess that checked us in was very nice and informative. The campground is just down the road and there are twenty two sites in one loop. No hookups, but water can be found at the dump station and bath house. The bath house is one of the best that we have seen in two months of traveling-very clean and updated. They do take reservations. If you don’t reserve you may have to check in every day to see if your site is still available. Our site was a nice pull through, level and shaded. What this park is known for is 1200 acres of pink sand dunes – beautiful. We even took the OHV tour offered in the parking lot through the sand dunes $$ with one other couple and a nice guide. It was a great time. I am glad we were there on a Monday, because on most weekends this park fills up with campers and day visitors, most with their own OHV’s and we heard the noise can be loud. Quiet hours start at 10 at night until 9 in the morning. When we left Zion, it was in the mid 90’s and I thought it would be unbearable here without hookups, but it wasn’t. It was cooler than Zion with a nice breeze blowing through all day. This was a one night stopover for us and we were so glad that we decided to camp here. - gsnakehill
May 2012 - $16.00
The ride from Kenab to this park is one of the most beautiful I've driven. The park is a gem. The colors in the area are amazing. Sunset is the high-point of the experience. Trails over the dunes are good and there is an ATV trail network available. There is absolutely no communication available, but there is a pay phone at the Visitors Center. Staff was friendly. Restrooms/showers are new and great. The road into the area is narrow, but really worth the drive. - Red Wolf Deux
Apr 2011 - $20.00
Only two of the showers were functional which caused some wait times to get cleaned up. These are located at the dunes and so it would be difficult to keep sand out of the showers (bring shower sandals). Sites are large and provide much privacy compared to the cramped sites of the cookie cutter resorts. Note: there is one site near the bathroom with hookups. Much ORV traffic, but quiet hours were respected. - summersj0
Apr 2013 - $16.00
This park is right on the junction of Highway 89 and SR 9 leading to Zion NP east entrance. Check in is at the Shell gas station. It's just a place to park your rig with full hookups and explore the area. No restrooms, no showers. Road noise throughout the day, almost none from 8 pm to 6 am. Weekends are more busy traffic wise. The parking lot is gravel and dirt, looks pretty run down, but everything works fine. Hookups in the right place, no WiFi, no cable. We asked for the WiFi password for the motel across the street and received it for free. So we had excellent WiFi. I needed to prune one tree at our site a little to prevent branches from screeching on the roof during the night. Overall not an appealing location, but cheap and with easy access to Zion. We enjoyed our daily commuting drive into the park, saving $15 for the tunnel each day. - TheSchweitzers
Jul 2016 - $55.00
This is a grand family resort with tons of new activities for both adults and kids. We were in site 7 nice site near showers and laundry. We did mini golf and lots of biking nearby as well as the solar heated pool with 2 pools and 2 great slides. We did tennis, volleyball and bouncy trampoline that day. Next day canyoneering, pool again, mini ATV for kids, Zipline, Horseback riding the next day with PAINTBALL! Yeah!
Checkin perfect, WIFI very strong we did Skype to Peru on it. They are adding more tennis and basketball courts next year. Well maintained great staff. We will return soon! Everyone loved this place!
Its near zion but we stayed at a closer resort for our zion activities as we did not have a towed. - Pumpman2
May 2016 - $60.00
We read some of the reviews from the site and had to post. We ended up here by accident, but it is a pretty impressive place. They have a nice lodge serving breakfast lunch and dinner, a huge activities barn with everything from horse riding to canyoning to ATV rentals. Heated pools and very nice showers. The staff of young people were friendly and helpful. They offer cabins, tent platforms, and RV parking. The RV park is good, but most sites require some leveling. Great for kids and families. - BettieFordonTour
Jun 2014 - $35.00
We came in an RV and got a spot which was one of the back-in' spots. Most others were pull-in spots. My in-laws decided to splurge on a cabin. So we spent $35'ish a night for an RV hookup and they spent $200 a night for a cabin. Here are the cons: The back-in spot which wasn't level. The sewage was FULL (eww!) so we couldn't connect and dump. No maintenance for the sewer, they never came. Breakfast was bad for the in-laws. The front desk staff were not up to standards (talking among themselves and not helping). Run down conditions in the bathroom, showers, and pool. Here are the pros: Beautiful place and views. Bathrooms received maintenance after I noticed things breaking down. So many activities for kids. Short drive into Zion. I would completely come back here for a family vacation and do more pool time, hikes, ATVing, and spend a few nights not even leaving Ponderosa Ranch. The first night, the bathroom sink faucets were broken, one soap dispenser didn't work, they have paper towels instead of dryers (save the trees!), the showers were slightly gross with hair clogging everything. However, the next night I noticed that they fixed the faucets! The morning I walked up to go to the bathroom, the cleaning crew was scrubbing out the showers. So I'm not sure if they need MORE OFTEN cleaning of the facilities or what? The pool was freezing, but it was 90 degrees out so the kids got used to it. They LOVED the slide. The pool walls were disgusting and there was notices up that they were fixing it but it was the beginning of summer. When will they fix it? When we checked in, the guy was super helpful. He didn't seem to know anything about backing in, or helping us, but he was nice. The next morning there were three people up in front and the girl sitting there didn't seem bothered to raise her head and ask how she can help. My mother in law wasn't happy with it. So for OUR price, it was great. I would come back. For $200 a night, maybe not. :) Really beautiful area though. - Kristi D
May 2016 - $38.00
We camped here 1 night while visiting Zion. One rain day kept us in the park, which we found had enough to explore on it's own!
The campground is spacious, especially the pull through sites a bit up the hill on the east. Other sites are less secluded, but still plenty of room, with shade. We had full hook ups and everything worked fine. Campground has a few short hikes - to a slot canyon, as well as a look out, and some caves a little on the eastern side. Horses in front friendly, and the kids in the campground loved them. Lots of tent sites also. It is all very sandy, which may explain the bathroom complaints. No cell phone coverage in the area, but good wifi in the pleasant cafe across the street. Love being on the east side of the park, no crowds, views as good as in the park itself. Would stay here again. - sam and hope
Oct 2015 - $35.00
This is an absolutely bare-bones park. It does have pull-thru sites with full hookups but no cell service, no wi-fi (except across the street at the Trading Post), no cable and no TV reception by the antenna. The sites were gravel and fairly level but off the actual site was dirt and mud. The restrooms and showers were very dirty and I don't believe they were cleaned at all for the entire length of our stay. The laundry had quite a few washers and dryers and a lounge area to wait in with several couches but it could use cleaned, too. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the fact that the park is less than a mile from the east entrance to Zion Park was really the only good thing I can say. I seriously doubt if we would stay there again. - SandyA
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Talked with new mgt in May & encouraged to book even though it had bad reviews. "Give us a try!" Only really positive thing I can say is that the location is great to get to Zion, Bryce and North Rim of Grand Canyon. The check in person was friendly and worked out a correction to my charges for my reservation in May favorably. I knew there was no WiFi or cell coverage here, but I expected cleanliness. The restroom/shower, which served almost the entire camp of 75 RV sites and several more primitive tent camp sites, was filthy throughout our 4-day stay. The same dirt present when we checked in was still there when we checked out. Shower stalls had mud and dirt throughout our stays. The camp was without water for several hours "because someone didn't turn on the pump from the well to fill the supply tank" according to the mgt. Water was hot, though, for showers, when it was there. The site was even and slightly shaded and a pull through. - Ann_Dave
May 2015 - $18.00
Hard to talk about service or cleanliness when all you do is check in and there is nothing to clean. That being said, it's a good deal. I thought the road noise would be worse, but vehicles are just rolling when they go by and in late May, there wasn't much traffic, especially at nite. Plenty of room to back in anything, levelish, and across the street to bathrooms at the hotel or c-stores. I didn't check all, but my space and a few others were only 50 amp. Fortunately, the grocery store in the next town north had an extensive (and surprising ) hardware store in the back with an RV section with a well priced adapter. Also good food at the German restaurant. Ate at both restaurants by the park, couldn't finish either meal. We were there four nights exploring Zion and felt it was a very good deal. Would stay again. - Dave n Rene
May 2015 - $18.00
The prior reviews are accurate. Additionally:
- bathrooms are across the street (U.S. 89), no showers
- sites need to be picked up (butts and bottle caps)
- Wi-Fi poor, Verizon 1x, AT&T excellent
- access to a golf course behind the hotel and restaurant
Sites are generally flat back-ins to a creek with trees. Easy stop after a long drive and good for accessing East Zion. - Jay d
Sep 2014 - $20.00
Easy sites to back into. Ours (#10) was quite level. The traffic noise was tolerable, speed was about 35 MPH so even the semis were moderate, better than a few others parks we used. Sitting, next to stream made everything OK. Great staff at motel. Area seemed under good management but only saw a few garbage collectors so really couldn't guarantee security protocols. Excellent pool, hot tub, and laundry (3 machines @ $1.75). Wi-Fi was 3-4 bars, AT&T cell was adequate. - User3698
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We planned to be here a week but ended up staying two weeks. Rate is the Good Sam weekly rate. Owners are super people and so is the rest of the staff. Very quiet at night. This is a great spot to visit many places from. This is the desert, but they water almost everyday to keep the grass growing. The sites maybe a little tight but we were gone most days. Power was good and strong and the WiFi is the best we have seen in a campground. I enjoyed my chats with the owners relaxing in the office which is like a family room atmosphere. - houseonwheels
Jun 2016 - $36.00
The staff is an extended family and very friendly. The grounds are well kept. It's near a farm and you can walk over to pet the horses.
The sites are mostly level but quite close to each other. There is a picnic table at each site. Some trees. Satellite was difficult due to other rigs being so close and the trees. Neighbor's air conditioning was noises all day and night. Some road noise and nearby barking dogs.
The "camp store" sold soft drinks from a fridge for $1 each. Rent DVD's for $1, but limited selection. Book exchange.
Overall it was a good value and a good stop. We'd come back to visit Zion. - sfrantz
May 2016 - $36.00
Very nice owners. Appeared that bath/showers were still being redone so didn't use them. Laundry was adequate. Sites close, dirt, grass with a table next to each site. Town of Glendale is pretty run down, lots of junk in yards. No dog facilities, nice shaded grass area by entry sign. - loves to camp w/dogs
Jul 2015 - $39.00
As other reviewers noted, it's wilderness camping with full hook-up. The scenery is of breathtaking beauty. This being an RV park with only two sites, it's difficult to find a more private RV park than here. If you happen to have quiet neighbors on the other site, the peace and serenity is hard to beat.
The RV park is inside and part of Angel Canyon, the home of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. So many things the RV park itself lacks (like a shop, restrooms, WiFi access, cabins, cottages and more) are available in other parts of the sanctuary's wide spread facilities. However, it is about 1 mile from the park to the sanctuary's visitor center. So since this is an RV park review, the following comments only refer to the RV park itself.
The correct coordinates for the entrance of the park are Lat. 37.11387 and Long. -112.54805.
Info for big rigs: the length of site #1's concrete pad is 29.5 ft. between the front end and where the rear tires hit the stopper (27.5 ft. for site #2). There is 19 ft. space from the stopper to the fence, so even a sizeable overhang should fit in (12 ft. for site #2).
Communication: WiFi signal from the close-by cabins is too weak. We tried with an outdoor WiFi booster, but to no avail. So you need to get along with cellular service. On our travels, we use T-Mobile for voice and a Verizon Jetpack for Internet. Verizon gave us 3G service inside the coach and we roamed with our phones over AT&T with about two bars. However, for a solid phone call we needed to get out of the coach. Only after we installed our cell phone booster (with a trucker antenna), we got a faint signal from T-Mobile (too weak to be meaningfull, though), but 4-5 bars on AT&T and solid 4G/LTE data over Verizon.
The park is close to Kanab (10-15 minutes). We spent a whole week here and enjoyed it thoroughly. - Srdpty
Oct 2014 - $39.00
We have stayed here the last two years while we volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. We love the peaceful star studded nights and beautiful canyon views during the day. You have full hook-ups, 50 amp, water, sewer and a cement pad with a small patio and picnic table next to your space. There are some Juniper trees, bushes and cacti in-between the sites but the pads are staggered so it gives you a little more privacy. Both sites are back in but easy to maneuver. Close to the highway but no street noise and nothing but peace and quiet after the sun goes down. Pet friendly but there are burrs and stickers so fur baby feet beware. Some deer pass through the sites and turkeys are nearby. We reserve site 2 as the pad is a little longer so our 45’ fits with the jacks on cement. A 15 minute ride to the town of Kanab with grocery shopping, restaurants, hardware store and post office among other things. An hour away from Zion and a bit longer to Bryce, both worth visiting. Great Verizon reception, WiFi and TV through our satellite. These sites stay full so book early. We book a year in advance. - PERRELLAS
Aug 2012 - $35.00
We stayed for 4 nights. As the previous reviews mentioned, the location is spectacular and the site was level, with concrete pad and shade. The only problem was that the sites are pretty close side by side and there is no curfew on checking in. So, when the occupant of the second site arrived at 12:15 AM (yes - that's 15 minutes after midnight) and took 15 minutes to back their trailer into the spot and another hour to settle in we were kept awake until about 2AM. If you are alone in the site or have more considerate neighbors, then it would be great. That's my only reason for the lower rating. - gtogrl1
Oct 2014 - $16.00
Very busy, so get their early...even in October. Nice sized sites, water at the dump station. Very close to visitors center and shuttle bus to all the hikes. Great location. - John WD Smith
Jun 2014 - $18.00
The sites are large and most are shaded. The bathrooms in the 'B' loop have been newly renovated and are nice and clean. The river was nice and clear and the water cool and refreshing. By the end of July it can get a bit muddy when the thunderstorms bring in the red silt. The only real negative is the lack of showers. After several days of hiking in near 100 degree temperature a shower is almost a necessity. - tsparky
Apr 2014 - $16.00
It is a nice place in an amazing location, but it is only $2 less than Watchman which is close by, but they get so much more - including modern bathrooms and electrical hookups. The real problem is that there are no reservations, but this place is very popular, so weirdness happens - coming in after 10am? well, you will need to find something else, and then show up at South first thing in the morning to get a spot. This makes for a cumbersome first day or two. The hosts do everything to help, though. If it were me, I would up the prices at Watchman and put the money into the infrastructure at South. - i like it quiet