Bryce Canyon National Park changes its camping reservation system

The two campsites in the park are swapping roles: the Sunset Campground will offer first-come, first-served campsites, while the North Campground will need to be reserved.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A hiker stops for a photo at Bryce Canyon on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Reservations opened today for those wishing to camp in Bryce Canyon National Park next year. And visitors will notice some changes in the reservation system and park fees.

The Sunset Campground will offer campsites on a first come, first served basis from April 15 to October 31. The North Campground, which previously offered non-bookable sites, will instead switch to a reservation system from May 27 to October 1.

Park staff swapped reservation requirements between the two campgrounds after visitor reviews noted that the north campground is more accessible to RVs and has better cellphone reception for the campground. recording, according to a press release. The Sunset Campground group site will continue to require reservations from May 20 to October 15.

Campsites can be booked on on a rolling 6 month basis.

Tent sites cost $ 20 and RV sites cost $ 30, although the $ 5 dump station fee is now included in RV camping fees. Visitors who aren’t camping at the park’s two campgrounds can still use the dump station for $ 5.

And starting Jan. 1, those wishing to camp in the backcountry will have to pay $ 10 for a permit on top of the flat fee of $ 5 per person.

Seniors and pass holders are entitled to a 50% discount on camping fees.

To learn more about camping in Bryce Canyon National Park, visit or call the park information line at (435) 834-5322.

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