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Free Camping for Zion National Park

After spending a week in Moab we decided it was time to scoot over to Zion National Park to catch some mild temps and fall colors.

We landed at the North Creek boondocking area on BLM land in Virgin, Utah (12 miles from Zion). The site can fit 20+ campers, but is very limited on space for big rigs – possibly 3 or 4 large units can fit. We recommend it for tents, vans and small travel trailers.


Here’s the Breakdown:

Location: Virgin, Utah

GPS37.2203, -113.1616

Date / Temp: We camped here for 5 nights in mid October. The daytime highs were about 80 degrees with nights in the 50s.

Amenities: This site offers no amenities and practices a “Pack In, Pack Out” policy.  There may be water available at a few gas stations in Hurricane, UT – but, we can’t confirm it. 

Wifi / Cell: We received a 4G LTE signal with both AT&T and T-Mobile (using our WeBoost Cell Booster). The speeds were amazing. We could stream Netflix & upload YouTube videos with ease.

Noise: This site was very crowded, but relatively quiet. There are trees and shrubs between sites – keeping neighborly sounds to a minimum.

Grocery / Errands: Downtown Hurricane is 10 miles away. We were able to do all our shopping there and also washed our laundry in town. If you need a big grocery store or specialty items, St. George (20 mile) should have you covered.

Dog Friendly: This site is dog friendly. River had a lot of space to play and explore. She loves rolling around in the fine red dirt!

Entertainment: Zion National Park is the area’s main attraction. It has so many beautiful hiking trails. The entry gate is about 12 miles from the campsite and is an easy drive.

If you’re interested in viewing all the free campsites we visit, click here!

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  1. Evan says:

    Hi guys, just watched your video of Angles Landing, loved it, GREAT Job, you really captured it. I did it in July and it was so crowded it was really dangerous doing the final climb due to the people.
    Great pictures of the valley one of my favorite parks
    I really enjoy your posts, thanks for sharing

  2. Donella says:

    Grateful for all you share with all of us!!! Thank you….

  3. Christina says:

    I love how you captured the experience, thank you! <3