Mount Carmel Utah Campgrounds
22 RV Parks near Mount Carmel, Utah
Sep 2017 - $30.00
This small RV park and motel is not real well signed, and GPS won't get you there. So pay attention to the directions the owners send you. Also, we had trouble finding the site numbers, which are on the electric boxes. Most of the sites are well-shaded and all have full hook ups. Since there are only 10 sites, no one is far from the bathroom or the highway. However, the noise from the highway didn't bother us.
This park is part of a working ranch, and we enjoyed watching the comings and goings of the workers as well as seeing the cattle and horses in the fields. The grounds could use a little upkeep in terms of marking the sites with numbers and painting picnic tables.
We have a small RV, but there were very large RVs in most of the sites, so they were fairly close together. We would definitely stay here again when visiting Zion, Bryce Canyon, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and other sites near Mt Carmel. - Eldereaglewatchers
Sep 2017 - $29.00
Nice little park easy to get to but the sites can be a little tricky to get into with a big rig. We had a level site next to the road with some grass but most are all dirt. The road noise was loud at times but quieted down at night. No 50 amps or cable but our Verizon cellular worked fine and we used our satellite system. Owners are very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. - dandg
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
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
Sep 2017 - $55.00
We stayed three nights as we explored Zion. Our boys loved the pools and the hot tub felt great after a long day of hiking. The trailhead to Observation Point via the East Mesa trail is close and because it's less strenuous than the traditional trail, even our 5 year old walked this trail. - EMolsee
Jun 2017 - $20.00
Only 15 RV sites; large park to get to amenities. Sites unlevel. Poor road signs to find RV park. No assistance to finding RV site. Sites not mowed. Only 2 washers that RVers & campers share. Numerous activities for children. Restaurant on premises. - yfraddosio
Aug 2016 - $62.00
This place should never be considered an RV park. It's a half finished camping resort. It's mainly cabins and tent camping. A lot of activities aimed at campers, especially children. It appears there was some idea to accommodate RVs in the past. There are about 10 spots, all on asphalt but surrounded in red dirt and weedy grass, which turns into a quagmire when it rains. None of the sites are level,we managed to get close to level after changing our site.
There is a restaurant on site which serves decent food but the service was terrible. Staff tried but obviously weren't trained.
WiFi was good but went down, along with electrical power during a rain storm.
This is the closest park to Zion NP and they know it. They run tours and excursions and this appears to be a priority for them.
Definitely not recommended for RVs. It's way too expensive for what it is. - TGA2016
Apr 2017 - $53.00
Terrible camp, but close to East Entrance to Zion. Worth it?? Questionable. several camps near Mt Carmel Junction that might be a better option. Dump outlet was about 8" above ground which made if difficult to use. Good wifi at the great laundry, lounge and hot showers. Probably the only redeeming factor. A little effort by the owners could make this a really nice park. Pull through sites on the upper end were 59.00. - Bob Nelson
Sep 2016 - $48.00
Worst campground we've stayed at. The actual name of the campground on the sign is Hi-Road Campgeounds. Their address came up in our GPS as 14 miles off of its actual location which is about 1 mile from the east entrance to Zion. We couldn't get cell service to even call them to get directions so used a phone at a service station in Mount Carmel. No cell service. No wifi. No tv. The pull through site had a huge hole about 2 feet in diameter in the gravel that we had to fill in with gravel to pull our rig out safely. The only way I would ever stay at this campground again is if I wanted to tent camp with no amenities. The price was outrageous for what we got. No Good Sam or other discounts. The campground revolves around its retail store on the other side of the highway which is also where you have to check in. Awful experience! - Carole S
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
Sep 2017 - $18.00
The campground is run by the Best Western across the street. $25 per night but if you pay for a week it's $18 a night. The sites are FHU back in on stones; grassy area behind with Virgin River down the hill behind the sites. Laundry, restaurant at BW. They offer WiFi but it was virtually unusable. Cell tower on hill but only for AT&T; no Verizon service. Golf course behind BW to walk dogs. - Kerch Family
Aug 2017 - $16.00
We enjoyed this park. This park is a side road park across from the Best Western. You make the reservations with BW. PROs: 1. Just outside of east entrance of Zion - which provides you great views of sheep and deer on your way in. 2. There are 11 sites. 2 sites are permanent residents - leaving 9 available. One has 50 amp (Site #9), all others are 30 amp. The great thing about this park is that it is just down the road from the East entrance of Zion. The park is all back in and 9 of the 11 sites will handle big rigs (over 40'). 3. You back up against a river which is down below several feet, so no chance of flooding. Behind the RVs there is a 5 ft green grass which was great for dogs. 4. Since there are no amenities at this park, you can go across the street to the Best Western and use the pool and spa. Plus you can use the golf course. 5. Staff at the Best Western was very nice and funny so that was a great check in. CONS 1. If you need a 50 amp and site 9 is taken you will have to use 30 amp slots. 2. No amenities but you can go across to Best Western and use their bathrooms, pool and golf course. 3. Sites are first come, first serve so there are no reservations for any specific site. Overall, we would come back to this park. Very quiet and accessible to Zion. Made our trips fun and we got to go through the Mile Long tunnel to get to the Visitor's Center. - CiminoAdv
Jun 2017 - $22.00
What a sad excuse for an RV Park. All electric service was 30 amp except for one. The two perms both has issues with sketchy behavior or noisy dogs The office (located across the six lane highway at the Best Western ) tried to overcharge me $10 over my reserved price . No cable, no OTA. Luckily the WI FI was good enough to use Netflix . Other than its proximity to Zion NP there is little in the way of positives for this sad little piece of land. - dhaney1944
Sep 2017 - $38.00
This is an older park and the spaces are real close together. My neighbor's water connection was at my front door. Some grass but mostly dirt and dust but it was convenient for our stay about 49 miles to Brice Canyon and about 34 mile to Zion. - JR 108
Sep 2017 - $38.00
Nice park if you're visiting Zion or Bryce Canyon Nat'l Parks. Not really large, so suggest you make reservation at least 24 hrs ahead. Saw them turn 5 away before 6 pm because they were full. We had a 50 amp FHU on a fairly level gravel site with grass around us. Trees have really grown since we were here last, so good shade. Our Verizon cells didn't work (required a credit card), and we couldn't get our antenna to bring in the local networks, but most were using satellite. WIFI was mediocre but reliable. Sites were pretty close, but we could still put our large awning out completely. - User1723
Jun 2017 - $38.00
This is an excellent place to stay for taking advantage of Bryce and Zion National Parks. It is a small family run park that is grass sites and gravel roads. Sites are a little close together, but not to the point where you cannot put out your awning or slides ... or enjoy sitting outside. There was enough room for parking our towed vehicle beside our motorhome at our site. The hookups are conveniently located and worked without any problems. Strong water pressure so carry a pressure regulator. WiFi is excellent. Phone reception, not so much so. While we were there the family was busy working away at a number of improvements. They care for the park and guests making it a splendid place to stay. We will definitely stay here again. - Riptorn
Jul 2016 - $30.00
As others have mentioned, these are 2 sites set quite a bit away from everything else in the park. Which makes them very quiet and secluded! The roads were easy to navigate with a larger rig, the site was level and the hook ups were easy. The only complicating issue was a handrail at the back of the pad. I don't know why it was there, but you had to make sure your rig was skirting the opposite edge of the pad if you had rear slides to deploy. The scenery was breathtaking but we didn't get to enjoy it as much as we had hoped due to the swarms of mosquitoes. - wookiemouse
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
May 2017 - $10.00
We were looking for a place to stay central to activities in Zion National Park. We're self contained and don't use the facilities. We stayed weekdays on May in our 25 foot MH. This CG is beautifully situated at the base of Zion Canyon surrounded by views of cliffs. It is very well maintained. The sites vary in size with a variety of orientations to allow privacy. Most have a mix of sun and shade and most are level. There are no hookups. There's a dump station and potable water near the entrance. There's no wifi. ATT and Verizon coverage is good. All sites at South CG are first come first serve. Cars begin to line up before 6am. The hosts are friendly and helpful assigning sites as they are vacated. The day we arrived, the first 35 cars got sites and the CG was full by 9am. There are alternative commercial and BLM campsites outside the south entrance to Zion. Watchman is the other CG in Zion NP and is reservation only. - dsvt
Nov 2016 - $20.00
This is a fairly clean campground, though I found some trash at my site. There's traffic noise, but almost none at night. Sites are shady, non-level dirt. Each site has a picnic table. Generator hours: 8-10 AM and 6-8 PM. Roads are narrow asphalt in fair condition with a few large potholes, tight turns, some low branches, and many cracks in the pavement.
Verizon LTE works well. Terrestrial broadcast TV: CBS PBS. No VHF weather radio. - wjzcbn
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