WATCHMAN - ZION NATIONAL PARK

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Watchman - Zion National Park


April 23, 2024

Watchman Campground in Zion National Park is situated in southern Utah and is surrounded by the stunning scenery of Zion Canyon. The campground is located within walking distance of the Zion Canyon shuttle stop, making it easy to explore the park's natural wonders. Visitors can also access nearby hiking trails like the Watchman Trail and the Zion Narrows.

The campground has roughly 180 campsites, which can accommodate tents, RVs, and trailers. The sites have picnic tables, fire pits, and drinking water. Additionally, the campsite has modern restrooms and a dump station. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to six months in advance, but there are also a limited number of first-come, first-serve sites available.

One quirky fact about the Watchman Campground is that it was initially a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in the 1930s before it was converted into a campground.

The best time to visit the Watchman Campground is from March to May or from September to November when the temperatures are mild, and the crowds are smaller. During this time, the average temperatures range from the low 50s to the high 70s Fahrenheit. However, visitors should note that the park can get crowded during peak seasons, so it's essential to plan ahead and make reservations early.




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Rafting & Kayaking

RED CANYON TO CONFLUENCE WITH KANAB CREEK
Lower Colorado-Marble Canyon Watershed, Arizona
BEGINS 2.3 MILES UPSTREAM FROM CONFLUENCE WITH COLORADO RIVER TO CONFLUENCE WITH THE COLORADO RIVER
Lower Colorado-Marble Canyon Watershed, Arizona
THREE MILE CREEK SEGMENT 56-57
Upper Sevier Watershed, Utah
BEGINS 0.5 MILES UPSTREAM FROM THE CONFLUENCE WITH THE COLORADO RIVER TO CONFLUENCE WITH THE COLORADO RIVER
Grand Canyon Watershed, Arizona
HEADWATERS TO TRAPPERS CREEK
Middle Sevier Watershed, Utah
BEGINS 2.3 MILES UPSTREAM FROM CONFLUENCE WITH COLORADO RIVER TO CONFLUENCE WITH THE COLORADO RIVER
Lower Colorado-Marble Canyon Watershed, Arizona
UNKNOWN
Beaver Bottoms-Upper Beaver Watershed, Utah
UNKNOWN
Escalante Desert Watershed, Utah
BEGINS 1 MILE BELOW THE REDWALL IN BOTH OF THE MAIN ARMS TO CONFLUENCE WITH THE COLORADO RIVER
Lower Colorado-Marble Canyon Watershed, Arizona
TRAPPERS CREEK TO I 70
Middle Sevier Watershed, Utah

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