• Temples and Towers of the Virgin

    Zion

    National Park Utah

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  • Fire Restrictions

    Fire restrictions prohibiting campfires and charcoal fires in Watchman and South Campgrounds are in effect. More »

  • Trail Closures

    Monday to Thursday through 9/18: The East Rim Trail from Weeping Rock to Echo Canyon, including Hidden Canyon, is closed.
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Park Management

Many documents guide the management of Zion National Park. The ones available here are intended to publicize management plans and demonstrate how park operations are structured toward achieving the National Park Service mission.

The mission goals of Zion National Park as stated in the 2001 General Management Plan are to

  • Provide park visitors educational and recreational opportunities that foster an appreciation of Zion and its resources.
  • Ensure that visitor impacts do not impair resources.
  • Maintain the resources, including plant and animal communities, at healthy and viable levels consistent with natural processes.
  • Manage cultural and physical resources to ensure long-term integrity.
  • Ensure that the built environment provides for safe visitor and staff uses in a sustainable manner.
  • Ensure that the organization is responsive to employee needs, recognizing the contributions of each individual.
  • Foster mutually supportive partnerships with private and public organizations and individuals to achieve visitor use and resource protection goals.
 
 
 

Did You Know?

California Condor

California Condors, which were released in Vermillion Cliffs, Arizona, in the late 1990's, are increasingly being sighted in Zion National Park. More...