Zion River Resort Virgin Utah Campground Review

Explore why Zion River Resort and Campground in Virgin, Utah is an ideal destination for family vacations and outdoor adventures.

Campground Review: Zion River Resort

Not all campgrounds are created equal. Zion River Resort in Virgin, Utah is just minutes away from the breathtaking Zion National Park.

This resort offers an impeccable blend of comfort and convenience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in America’s most stunning landscapes.

Join me as I delve into a comprehensive review of the Zion River Resort and its amenities.

A rv parked in a gravel lot next to a tree.

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Different Sites to Choose From

Experience the ultimate comfort at Zion River Resort with a wide selection of RV sites to suit your preferences.

Whether you prefer a pull-thru, riverside back-in, or standard back-in site, we have you covered.

Four different pictures of a camping site in arizona.

We chose a back-in site along the Virgin River.

A rv is parked next to rocks and trees.

However, there was a brick retaining wall right behind our RV so you couldn’t see the river but you could hear it if your windows were open. (Which ours weren’t because it was too hot!)

A sign in front of a rock wall.

The sites are a little close but we were lucky that no one was on the passenger side of us giving us a bit more room.

Two rvs parked next to each other in a parking lot.
A chevrolet pickup truck parked next to a rv.

All of the RV sites are equipped with full hook-ups, a shade tree, and a fire ring.

Additionally, you’ll enjoy amenities such as a picnic table, free Wi-Fi, and cable television to enhance your stay. (We did not try the cable TV so I can’t say whether the channels came in or not.)

The tent sites are nestled alongside the peaceful Virgin River and offer small pea gravel, a fire ring, a picnic table, and even an electrical outlet for added convenience.

All guests have access to potable water and our fully equipped camper kitchen for all your cooking and dishwashing needs.

A flyer for the zon river resort.

Pets Welcome

Pets are welcome at Zion River Resort with the usual requirements, leash, pick up after them, and certain breeds not accepted.

There is a good-sized dog park, but it is all pea-sized gravel which hurts Harley’s feet.

A dog kennel with a sign on it.
A gravel dog park with a fence in the background.

While most of the pull-through sites have grass, our back-in site did not.

Harley is a fussy German Shepherd and does not like to go to the bathroom on gravel.

I had inquired if there was another site we could move to.

Unfortunately, Fantasy RV Tours was having a group tour and everything was full.

We were only there for 2 nights though, so we made it work.

Laundry, Showers, Pool

You’ll appreciate the convenience of being near the restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities, ensuring a stress-free stay.

The laundry room consists of 4 washers and 4 dryers. The washing machines are $2.00 and the dryers are $4.00 and there is a change machine on site.

Four pictures of a laundry room with several washers and dryers.

The shower rooms include a shower, sink, and toilet.

There are 4 shower rooms in the laundry room building and several shower rooms off the main building by the pool.

The showers are timed. If you aren’t familiar with something like that, be sure to read the sign on how it works. 🙂

shower timer

The swimming pool is a good size and also includes a hot tub.

A person is swimming in a pool.

Wifi Accessibility

We carry a variety of internet options with us.

However, sometimes that still isn’t enough especially when traveling through mountainous terrains and Utah rocks.

A screenshot of a speed test on an iphone at Zion River Resort.

There were still times when we had no absolutely no internet and no cell service on Verizon or AT&T.

Location, Location, Location

With its prime location for convenient access to various popular destinations, Zion River Resort serves as the perfect hub for day trips to Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon North Rim, and more.

We visited Grafton Ghost Town and Fort Zion while we were there.

Moreover, to help you plan your trip, we offer a detailed 3-day Zion National Park Itinerary.

The park also offers a shuttle service allowing you to relax and enjoy the trip even more.

A sign on a wall that says shuttle schedule.

Natural Beauty

For nature lovers, Zion River Resort is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and, well, just relax.

The Virgin River flows just behind your site, making it a natural oasis.

You can hear the calming sound of water flow as you unwind in your RV or tent, making it a perfect spot to take a nap or meditate.

There is a place close by where you can rent a tube and go with a group down the river.

A group of people rafting down a river.

However, I’m not sure I would want to go in the water.

When we checked in, we were told that there is a walkway to go down by the river but don’t let the dog drink the water because they will get sick.

A path with rocks and trees in the background.

The resort is also adjacent to a Dark Sky Park, providing guests with an opportunity to stargaze and witness the Milky Way in all its glory.


In summary, Zion River Resort in Virgin, Utah, offers the ideal combination of location, amenities, and natural beauty required for an unforgettable national park adventure.


Whether you’re an RVer, a tent camper, or just looking for a peaceful retreat, this resort is a must-visit destination.

It is the perfect place for anyone looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of busy city life and reconnect with nature.

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