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.
North Campground – Bryce Canyon National Park Features
|Number of Campsites:||99|
|Dogs Allowed:||Yes – In campground only|
|Showers:||Yes – Coin Operated|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Up to 40 Feet|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Dump Station Available|
|Cell Phone Service:||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.|
|Geo Coordinates:||37.63444, -112.16694|
|Nearest City/Town:||Tropic, Utah|
|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.|
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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.
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.
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.