Watchman Campground is open by reservation at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.
Watchman Campground is located ¼ mile from the South Entrance. Tent and electric campsites are available year-round and group campsites are available by reservation from March through October. There are 190 regular sites, 7 wheelchair accessible sites and 6 group sites.
CAUTION: Many campsites in both South and Watchman Campgrounds are located near the North Fork of the Virgin River. Please be aware of the recent toxic cyanobacteria bloom in the river; the National Park Service recommends avoiding contact with the water of the North Fork of the Virgin River at this time.
Watchman Campground Accessibility
Watchman Campground has seven accessible sites and multiple other flat sites with easy access to six accessible restrooms. The road access route to the Visitor Center and Shuttle Stop has grades of up to 5% for 30-foot stretches, but has trench drain covers across sections of road with openings wider than 1 inch in certain locations. An alternate concrete and asphalt-paved pathway adjacent to the amphitheater through the river entrance plaza has slopes of up to 18% for 5-foot stretches and slopes up to 8% for 39-foot stretches. The amphitheater has accessible seating located on the top row.
Watchman Campground is primarily occupied by reservations from March through the end of November.
A loop first come first serve January 1, 2021 through February 25, 2021
A loop reservation only February 26, 2021 through November 29,2021
A loop first come first serve November 30, 2021 through December 31,2021
B loop reservation only January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021
C loop reservation only January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021
D, E, and F loops closed January 1, 2021 through February 25,2021
D, E, and F loops reservation only February 26, 2021 through November 29, 2021
D, E, and F loops closed November 30, 2021 through December 31, 2021
Reservations for campsites at Watchman Campground may be made six months prior to your arrival date online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. Reservations are strongly suggested--the campground is full every night during the reservation season.
There are 6 group campsites that are limited to one site per affiliated group at a time with a seven day per stay limit. The group campsites are tent only sites. RVs, camping trailers, and pop-up campers are not permitted to camp in these sites. Hammocks are not allowed in group sites. The sites can accommodate 7 to 40 campers. E1 holds 15-30 people and is $130.00/night, E2 holds 15-25 people and is $90.00/night, E3 holds 20-40 people and is $130.00/night, E5 holds 7-15 people and is $50.00/night and E7 holds 20-40 people and is $130.00/night.
Generators are not permitted in Watchman Campground.
There are no full-hookup campsites; a dump station is available for campers.
Shaded/tree sites can only accommodate vehicles with maximum height of 12' 6" (3.81 m).
There are 18 Tent Only, Walk-in campsites. These sites are a short walking distance from vehicle parking and are ideal for bicyclists and backpackers.
Electric campsites are $30.00 per night (Loops A and B).
Nonelectric campsites are $20.00 per night (Loops C, D, and F).
Please note: Owners of an Interagency Senior or Access or a Golden Age or Access Pass receive a 50% discount on camping fees.