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Campground reservation and fee changes coming to Bryce Canyon

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News Release Date: November 28, 2023

Contact: Peter Densmore

Planning to camp in Bryce Canyon National Park next year? Today the park announced changes to its campground reservation system and fee structure. These changes are designed to improve both the visitor planning experience and campground operations. 


Fee Activity 


Campground Reservations 

Sunset Campground peak-season reservations will be available on up to 14 days in advance. The group site remains available one year in advance. 

Campsite Reservation Fee 

All developed campsites cost $30 per night. Previously RV sites were $30 and tent sites were $20. 


Campground Reservations 
In August 2023, the park proposed to offer visitors a more predictable and standardized planning experience by transitioning Sunset Campground to the same six-month online reservation system that is currently in use for North Campground.   

In response to public comments requesting a shorter reservation window, the park will transition Sunset Campground to a 14-day reservation window from May 18 through Oct. 14. Sites will first become available to reserve on May 4, 2024. Any unreserved sites will still be available for visitors to reserve same day using  

Sunset Campground will continue to provide weather-dependent first-come, first-served camping from April 15 to May 17 and Oct. 15 to Oct. 31. The Group Site will remain on a one-year reservation window. Sunset Campground will remain closed for the winter from Nov. 1 through April 14. 


Reservation Type 

Sunset Campground Dates 

First-Come, First-Served 

Apr 15 – May 17 

14-Day Reservations 

May 18 – Oct 14 

First-Come, First-Served 

Oct 15 – Oct 31 

Closed for Winter 

Nov 1 – Apr 14 

Campsite Reservation Fee
The park also proposed in August to move all campsite reservations to a flat fee of $30 per night. This proposal was based on a required comparability study between park and local campground fees. The new fee would also better reflect existing campsite amenities within the park. Public comments were generally in support of this change.   

Since 2015, RV sites have cost $30 per night while tent sites cost $20 per night. The park determined that the lack of RV hook-ups leaves no appreciable difference between these site types, and that a flat fee comparable to those of local campgrounds should be established.    

The park will implement the flat $30 fee structure for all campsite reservations on Dec. 28, 2023. Senior Pass and Access Pass holders will continue to receive a 50% discount on all campsite reservation fees.    

“With these changes the park sought to balance the peace of mind of advance reservations and the flexibility of shorter reservation windows,” said Park Superintendent Jim Ireland, “And, whether visitors choose to book their campsite six months, two weeks, or two hours in advance, their reservation fee dollars directly support future improvements to these popular campgrounds.”   

Additional information about camping at Bryce Canyon National Park can be found at or by e-mailing the park at

Last updated: November 28, 2023

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