18 Parks near Tropic, Utah
Oct 2011 - $30.00
The price was raised to $30 plus tax and you don’t get a discount anymore. Now the campground is overpriced. There are some houses behind the campground, and the residents are driving through the campground pretty fast, and then it is dusty, dusty and dusty. Wi-Fi was not available on the campground, but in the office. - RVer from Oregon
Oct 2008 - $18.00
The campground is located in the inner courtyard of a motel. I have counted 10 pull through sites, all with full hookup (50 Amp). The sites are on gravel or weeds, but leveled. The distance to the neighbor is just enough for a table, but you don’t want to sit outside. The campground is absolutely neglected. It was quiet there and you can see the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater with binoculars. I found an open Wi-Fi signal, but I don’t know if it was from the campground/motel or somewhere else. It worked very slowly and was not reliable. We used this campground as a base camp for Kodachrome Basin State Park (about 15 miles) and Bryce Canyon NP (9 miles). The price per night was $18 plus tax. You can get a 10% discount as AAA member. - RVer from Oregon
Oct 2016 - $45.00
The reviewer who said there's not much road noise from Highway 12 must have been very hard of hearing. We were forced to make a last minute change of plans and ended up camped at the bottom of the row closest to the highway. During the day and well into the evening there was a LOT of traffic - farm and ranch equipment, trucks, and construction vehicles. The place is nice, but the location of the front half is just too close to the road. The back half is closed on Oct. 1, and would have been much nicer. - Bruce Wray
May 2016 - $45.00
We passed a lot of nice RV parks and resorts that were much closer to Bryce Canyon NP, so I thought the price was a little high for this location. That said, this campground has a camping ambience with pretty views. It is located on Scenic Byway Route 12. Traffic is minimal, and vehicle noise was not an issue. The 15 mile drive to Bryce was pretty and not a big deal for us. No grocery stores near Cannonville. This CG provides a picnic table and fire ring. There are tent sites, nice cabins and a pool. Hookups are reasonably located, and big rig sites are long enough. 50 amp electric and water pressure okay. WIFi was typically adequate. We used our satellite dish and antenna with minimal channels (no CBS or ABC). NO cell coverage on AT&T. Site was long enough for our 40' fifth wheel and tow vehicle (w/duallies). The office staffers were sometimes helpful, and sometimes blandly grouchy. (Note to staff: we are new to your camp, not idiots or derelicts just because we don't know your particular rules. The brusque attitude made me think about moving to one of those CGs that were closer to Bryce.) - OH2SD
Sep 2015 - $48.00
The people who work at this park are very friendly, helpful and nice! Check in was efficient and we were escorted to our site. Our site had a great shade tree and grass area. The park is very conveniently located to visit Bryce Canyon, Kodachrome and Escalante Staircase. - Admiral II
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This is more of a tenting campground, but can accommodate RVs up to about 30' in length. I went to Bryce expecting no hookups so the low rating is not for that. My main beef is that Bryce is supposed to be first come first serve for sites. I was directed by a ranger to the north campground since I have a 30' bumper pull. Upon driving through north campground, I found the biggest and best sites marked as reserved. There were no remaining sites big enough for me so we went to sunset campground. Here, there were many sites but none were level (although they easily could be) and the roads were dirt (little to no gravel). There is an area designated as "no tents" because the sites are larger and can accommodate RVs up to 34' in some cases. This was not enforced. Upon paying for the site, the RV cost is $30 where a tent is $15. But there's no hookups...so why is an RV more than a tent? The dump station is a separate fee, so no bonus for RVs there. If I were to return, I would camp at a commercial park outside the national park. The nat'l park shuttle buses run out to the town and campgrounds / hotels there to make pickups. - WineStream
Aug 2015 - $8.00
Beautiful natural campground with large sites, no hook-ups. First come, first serve so get there early morning to get a site. Great place to stay while visiting the park-highly recommended. - MargaretL
Jun 2013 - $8.00
Hubby and I drove through here in late afternoon, hoping to find a vacancy, and there were several. You drive through and pick your site, then go back up and deposit your payment in the envelope provided. Very quiet and peaceful with tall pines and brush. The site had a picnic table and firepit. You have to drive across the main road to go to the General Store to buy firewood and take showers. Nice, well-stocked store, and the shower was $2 for 8 minutes, very ample. You can walk to the shuttle pick-up station and see all the best sights from there. Would love to stay here again. - simmonsrv
Aug 2016 - $15.00
Dry camping sites only. Site is dirt and a left pull-through, which I hate. Site is too shallow to allow me to put the awning out. It reaches the road. Rock wall on the other side. Otherwise, a nice site with the picnic table slightly above the parking site. Spacious and nicely treed. Short walk to the Visitor Center where you can catch the bus into the park or into town. Sunrise Point is on the other side of the campground. Not too long a walk there either. - The Mangonel
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Just a heads up, Bryce Canyon has raised their daily rates effective July 1, 2015. First come, first serve tent camping is $20/night while any type of RV is $30/night. For definitions of RV's, please see the Wikipedia entry (that's what the NP is using).
North campground has undergone some minor improvements over the last year - new water and power lines have been installed. Unfortunately the campground roads have only been minimally repaired or graded since August 2014, so expect dust, mud and potholes. Many of the tent sites in D loop are now covered with large rocks making tent camping lumpy to say the least.
There is a nice picnic area in North Campground close to the Rim Trail, but alas, the new waterline construction didn't include connecting the water to the this area, so there is no water available in the picnic area.
We volunteered there as camp host in North Campground from April to July 2015 and the status of the campground is as described when we left. - mackerman
May 2015 - $8.00
Perfect...that was easy. We started booking this trip in March and all the reservable spots were gone. On the advice of park staff, we got there about 10 AM and there were a plethora of spots available. Easy leveling but most did not appear to be. Clean, heated bathrooms close by. Showers, as described before, were a short drive away at the store. The store has to be mentioned for having a variety of goods, including some RV items, at a very reasonable price considering they are the only game in town. Chili was OK but not great. We were in a generator section and others were good about respecting hours. There for five nights and might go again next year with kids and g-kids. - Dave n Rene
Oct 2016 - $45.00
Large park right outside Bryce Canyon NP. Many sites are shaded. My site was all gravel, no grass, which became a 4" puddle when it rained. Fire pit and picnic table, but it was too muddy to use them. The pool and hot tub were quite nice, even in the very chilly weather. No wifi, and no Verizon signal. - 42lena
Oct 2016 - $45.00
This is a huge campground with some sites close to facilities and some down the hill and quite a distance from the office. Some of the dirt sites are not well delineated, but plenty of room, if everyone parks the way they should. Good laundry, large store, and excellent restaurant on the grounds. There is no TV reception at the campground, but the staff set up a TV in a conference room at the lodge so that a number of us could watch one of the presidential debates. Most accommodating, I thought. - Pharmboy
Oct 2016 - $39.00
Campground is very nice and the staff is excellent. Easy to move around the campground in our 34 ft mh towing a 14 ft trailer. We would definitely stay here again and already recommended it to others. - msvacation
Oct 2008 - $25.00
The folks that checked us in lied about the rates at the other campground in the area. This "campground" is more aptly described as a trailer park. Gravel sites, no trees, bathrooms closed, and it is just an extension of the local trailer park. Old pickups cutting through at high speed, raising dust, absolutely unattractive. Rather stay in a rest area. - RedpointRik
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Smallish park behind Chevron gas station. Very tight sites but were able to maneuver our 35' to the site. Must unhook tow before navigating into cg.
Had mixup on our reservation regarding the request for 50 amp service & satellite friendly site. A lady & older white-haired gentleman working with her were very helpful in accommodating us. Definitely NOT a satellite friendly campground as it is within the woods. However we were in site D-2 which they converted to 50 amps & without leveling the coach and putting the nose right to the end of the site, we were able to get satellite reception. - Beachside Baby
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Drove right by the entrance sign to the park on the right, as our GPS showed further up the road. So turned around and came back to the Chevron station and saw the RV's in the park behind the station. It is a small rustic park with large Ponderosa's between wide gravel/dirt sites that do require leveling. A fire-pit is built into the ground with a large concrete base around it that accommodates 4 fold out chairs. Very good Wi-Fi, but no Cable, did not try the Antenna. Nice on-leash walking for Lab, and has long paved bike paths just outside the park as well, that leads to a wonderful Restaurant. The Chevron store has ample groceries, souvenirs and RV supplies. We would definitely stay here again. - mandrgames
Jun 2016 - $38.00
The sites are gravel and not very level. The sites are side by side sharing the hook ups, so half are straight pull in and half are back in. We managed to get level in a 40' class A. Restrooms are up in the Chevron station, which has a small store (gas is cheaper at Ruby's in Bryce). The WiFi was slow but is enough for email and simple sites. The trees make satellite reception difficult.
It is only 6 miles from Bryce, which makes it great! The price is reasonable compared to other places around. The staff are quite nice.
It's funny that we had a great stay, yet this doesn't seem like a good review. - sfrantz
Nov 2016 - $28.00
This is a beautiful state park with beautiful surroundings and is one of the nicest sites we've stayed in recently. Very peaceful. There is no cellular service or TV service in the park. The park rangers are very nice and helpful and pointed me to a place to get a tire repaired. Boy Scouts provide firewood for $5.00. - kbellco
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Spectacular scenery surrounding the unique Basin Campground. Designated Dark Sky Park so star gazing on a clear night is breathtaking. Park is very quiet at night. The campsites were long asphalt drives with full hookups and natural landscaping in between sites. Not too close to neighbors but you could see them. Our site had a nice firepit and picnic table. Showers were private and clean. Being in a basin, there's zero cell service, no data, no TV, not even AM radio--so nice for a few days. We highly recommend this park and will definitely return. - Smashcamp
Sep 2016 - $20.00
I love this campground!! And this state park!!
First things first ... there are only a limited number of camp sites with hookups and we didn't get one. So, no hookups for a few days. Also, no cell service and no wifi. You are allowed to run your generator from 12noon - 4pm only. Minor inconvenience and totally worth it to be there. The camp sites are amazing ... very large with picnic tables, fire rings and grill and each is landscaped to preserve the natural foliage. And everywhere you look you see the magnificent red "hoodoos" and red sandstone cliffs that are part of the natural beauty of the area. Kodachrome welcomes everyone: tenters, smaller camping vehicles as well as larger rigs. We were the only motorhome there at the time. Each site feels very secluded and private. There are large and clean bath houses to use if needed.
The park itself has many hiking trails of various length and difficulty. The red rock formations of the area are just gorgeous and a joy to view out your window.
It rained the later part of our stay and didn't stop! So, with no wifi or cable, gin rummy was the entertainment for the evening. It was a good lesson in bringing a couple of board games with us "just in case."
The park is dog friendly (leashed) and our little one had a ball on the hiking trails or trying to chase the large rabbits that live there.
September is a perfect time to be in Utah ... warm / hot during the day and cool at night. Great sleeping weather!
It snowed in Bryce Canyon when we were there while we, in the valley, had rain only - and a bit of hail!
I definitely want to come back to this state park. Rustic and gorgeous natural landscape - Mother Nature at her finest! - Rdtrip04
5375 Hwy 12 Panguitch, Utah 84759 (map) | (435) 676-2676
Sites: 37 | Latest Rate: $9.00 | 17 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $9.00
This campground is a true gem! The spaces were huge (a nice respite after several weeks of staying in parks where you were very close to your neighbor) and clean, the setting beautiful, and the proximity to hiking trails and Bryce excellent.
When we drove in, the CG host was cleaning out a fire pit, but came over to greet us and recommend spaces long enough for our rig. She was very pleasant and set us off in the right mood for a great stay. The spot she recommended had lots of room and was off the highway, so we found it very quiet and enjoyable. We did not experience any road noise at all. Dump station location is very convenient, as it is close to the entrance with a very wide concrete driveway for easy access.
It was a bit challenging to get DISH to work due to being in a canyon, but with a little perseverance, I was able to get to 119, which gave us all we needed. - Bay Area Early retirees
Jun 2016 - $36.00
What a beautiful setting! A mini Bryce Canyon without the crowds. Since we were traveling with relatives in a separate camper, we took one of the double sites that don't allow Senior/Access Pass discounts. It was worth the extra fee. Although the campground is near the highway, noise wasn't a problem (lots of trees helped with screening). Flush toilets and clean showers were nearby. The camp hosts were friendly and helpful. The only negative for me was that a curved access road on a hill was only one lane wide. Could be a problem if meeting another rig. - Desert Beacon
Sep 2015 - $10.00
Beautiful location close to Bryce Canyon. There is a busy highway close but pretty quiet at night. We stayed fairly far back away from the highway. The grounds are very clean. There are hot showers. The scenery is lovely. - blackstoneburro
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Now owned by Forever Resorts, which also has the concession to operate the lodge at Bryce Canyon, this is a small park with limited sites. The first four or five pull-through sites have trees, however they may restrict use of slides. The lady at the office is very pleasant, efficient and informative. As others have stated, you pick your own site. The sites big enough for a big rig are at the upper part of the park, are gravel/dirt, and easily accessed. We had no trouble leveling. There is one bath house, which was clean, at the upper end of the park. There are several grass areas to walk dogs and a few tent sites. You will get a great preview of the beautiful red rock formations in Red Canyon from the RV park. It is a couple of miles from the park to the visitor center for Red Canyon, and 15 miles from Bryce Canyon. Due to the high temperature, we elected to drive through Bryce Canyon to the end (Rainbow Point) then on the return trip stopped at all of the overlooks. Awesome views and rock formations. We also took advantage of the closeness to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument - a must visit. There is no end to the dirt/gravel roads you can drive to various view sites. We chose to drive to Devils Garden and walk among the hoodoos. They are amazing rock formations and worth the trip. Note - the road has sections that are like washboards, but passable for all but the lowest slung vehicle. We could have spent a few more days checking out this park but our schedule didn't allow. - Don & Candy
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Gravel lots - needs a little leveling of the RV. Close to the highway but you have to be real sensitive to noise for the road noise to bother you. The people are really helpful and friendly. Good central location for both Bryce and Zion canyons. - Cahon
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Nice little campground about 15 miles from Bryce Canyon NP. Patios, firepit and small BBQ's at each site. Friendly staff and a great value. - Ken Lee