The Lava Point Campground is closed for the 2021-2022 Winter Season.
This campground is typically open May through September, as weather allows. Situated at 7890 feet above sea level, it is off the Kolob Terrace Road, 25 miles (45 minutes) north of the town of Virgin. It takes approximately one hour and 20 minutes to drive to the campground from the South Entrance of Zion Canyon.
There are 6 primitive campsites available first come, first serve. The campground has pit toilets and trash cans, but no water. Vehicles longer than 19 feet are not permitted on the road to the campground. Please note that food must be stored in a vehicle or a hard-sided lockable container. Feeding wildlife is strictly prohibited. Do not leave trash unattended while camping at Zion, and dispose of trash in dumpsters.
Lava Point campground cannot be included in the itinerary of any Wilderness backpacking trips. Backpackers who intend to traverse hike, will need to make reservations for each night of their trip only in designated Wilderness campsites and camp areas.
During the Spring and Fall, weather conditions can change rapidly along the Kolob Terrace Road that leads to the Lava Point Campground. Check here for Road Conditions.
Zion National Park (ZION) is beginning civic engagement to seek comments on a possible change in amenity fees associated with the Lava Point Campground. Following growth in visitation to this area of the park and improvements to the campsites, ZION would make Lava Point Campground reservable through recreation.gov starting in the 2022 season. This would align the Lava Point Campground with the management of frontcountry campgrounds, specifically South and Watchman, as well as provide certainty in securing a campsite prior to arriving in a remote area. A twenty-dollar ($20) per night fee is proposed for all campsites at the Lava Point Campground to address costs associated with trash removal, vault toilet servicing, general site maintenance, and administrative processing.
Public comments on the proposed camping fee for Lava Point are being accepted from August 13, 2021 through September 12, 2021 on the NPS Planning, Environment, & Public Comment (PEPC) website at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/ZionFeeProposal
You may also contact the ZION Visitor Use Manager, Susan McPartland by email at e-mail us.