Kodachrome Basin State Park Campground is located in a Southern Utah valley, surrounded by a huge multi-colored sandstone chimney spires and rock formations. Kodachrome Basin is located at 5,800 and is fully surrounded by Grand Staircase-Excalante National Monument and is on the small-side, compared to other state parks, at only 2,240 acres.

The small, developed campground has only 31 campsites and each includes a picnic table, fire ring, and access to bathrooms, showers, and drinking water. Ten campsites are available with full hookups.

Online Campsite Reservations

Kodachrome Basin State Park Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 31
Cost: $19/night for Standard Campsites, $28/night for full hookup campsites
Use Level: High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes – Coin Operated
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: Full Hookups Available
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round
Other: Firewood is available for purchase

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 37.52167, -111.98972
Nearest City/Town: Cannonville, Utah
Elevation: 5800 Feet
Location: Kane County, Utah
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 8 miles to Cannonville, Utah
Directions: From Salt Lake City, travel south on Interstate 15 to US 20, then east to US 89. Travel south through Panquitch to US 12, then east to Cannonville. From there, proceed south nine miles to the Kodachrome Basin State Park Campground.


Phone: (435) 679-8562 Facebook:
Web: Utah State Parks Twitter:
Reservations: Online Campsite Reservations

When To Go

Spring & Fall –  Besides winter, spring and fall are the least busy times to visit Kodachrome Basin, and the weather is comfortable at these times.

Winter – The snow covered spires and red cliffs at Kodachrome Basin are a sight to see in the winter.

Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/16 20%
High 57° / Low 37°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 57F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 10/17 40%
High 48° / Low 35°
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10/18 20%
High 53° / Low 31°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 53F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/19 0%
High 59° / Low 37°
Mainly sunny. High 59F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 10/20 0%
High 60° / Low 39°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High near 60F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10/21 20%
High 61° / Low 40°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 61F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

What To Do

Hiking, Biking, and Horseback Riding – There are miles of trails directly accessible from the campground

Grosvenor Arch – An intricate double arch, located just 10 miles southeast of the park, is one of the most impressive in the state.

Fun Facts

Kodachrome Basin State Park was named after the Kodak film by the same name. It was given it’s name by the National Geographic Society with permission from the Eastman Kodak Company, which owns the rights to the name Kodachrome.

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Image Credits: Tracie Hall

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