North Campground at Bryce Canyon National Park in a Southern Utah provides access to the scenic eroded amphitheaters that make up the national park. Bryce Canyon is a relatively remote park at a high elevation compared with the plateaus that surround it, and it receives significantly fewer visitors annually than nearby Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park.

The North Campground is one of two campgrounds within the park and is located near Bryce Canyon’s visitor center, and Bryce Canyon Lodge. The campground is located in a Ponderosa Pine forest that provide the campsites with decent amounts of both sun and shade, depending on when you camp. North Campground has 99 campsites that are broken up into four loops, labeled A, B, C, & D. Loops A and B are designated for RV and Trailer campers, while loops C and D are designated for tent camping. Campsites are reservable May – September, otherwise campsites are first-come, first-served.

Online Campsite Reservations

North Campground – Bryce Canyon National Park Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 99
Cost: $15/night
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes – In campground only
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: Up to 40 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: Dump Station Available
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round
Other: Camp store and laundry facility available nearby at Sunset Campground. Wood gathering in the park is prohibited.

Getting There

Address:  
Geo Coordinates: 37.63444, -112.16694
Nearest City/Town: Tropic, Utah
Elevation: 8000 Feet
Location: Garfield County, Utah
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 1.5 miles to Sunset Campground
Directions: From Highway 89 approximately 7 miles south of Panguitch, Utah, travel east on Highway 12 for about 14 miles. Turn south on Highway 63 to the main entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park. North Campground is on the east side of the road, just past the Visitor Center.

Connect

Phone: (435) 834-5322 Facebook:
Web: Bryce Canyon National Park Twitter:
Reservations: Reserve America

When To Go

Summer –  At 8000 feet, North Campground and the rest of Bryce Canyon National Park are great to visit in the summertime. The temperatures are significantly cooler than nearby Zion National Park.

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What To Do

Hiking, Biking, and Horseback Riding – There are miles of trails directly accessible from the campground. One notable trail is the Navajo Loop Trail, which is a 2.5 mile trek from North Campground into Bryce Amphitheater with awesome views.

Bryce Amphitheater – This is the centerpiece of the park, featuring arches, hoodoos, and spires of stone.

Fun Facts

The area around Bryce Canyon National Park was settled by early Mormon pioneers in the 1850s and takes its name from Ebenezer Bryce, who homesteaded in the area in 1874. Bryce Canyon became a National Monument in 1923 and was designated as a National Park in 1928.

Online Campsite Reservations

Image Credits: Jimmy Wewer via Flickr

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