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*** Site Availablity Information ***: Individual campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 10 individual sites are available for reservation through May 10. Group sites are available for reservation on an 11-month rolling basis. You can book a maximum of 13 days beyond the last date of the reservation window. For more information please contact our Reservation Call Center at 800-322-3770 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Attention: Please note the following road closure in conjunction with the Ironman St. George 70.3 and plan accordingly: Saturday, May 3: Snow Canyon Drive through the park will be closed between 8a.m. and 2p.m. to accommodate the cycling portion of Ironman St. George. All campers will need to leave the campground by 7:45a.m.; otherwise you will not be allowed to exit the campground and access Snow Canyon Drive until after 2:00p.m.

Snow Canyon State Park, UT

Photo: Snow Canyon State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Aug 17 2014
 

Description

Snow Canyon State Park features red Navajo sandstone, capped by an overlay of black lava rock. Photography, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping are popular activities. Early spring and fall use of the park are especially appealing due to southern Utah's moderate climate. Two recent volcanic cones are found near the head of the canyon. This strikingly colorful canyon is 11 miles northwest of St. George. This is a desert park with extreme summer temperatures and little shade.

Geography:

Transported by wind more than 183 million years ago, tiny grains of quartzite sand covered much of what we now call Utah. These sand dunes, up to 2,500 feet thick, eventually were cemented into stone. Burnt orange to creamy white in color, Navajo sandstone, the predominant rock in the park, is what remains of the ancient desert sand sea. Over time, water has cut and shaped the sandstone to form canyons. Approximately 1.4 million years ago, and as recently as 27,000 years ago, nearby cinder cones erupted, causing lava to flow down these canyons, filling them with basalt. This redirected ancient waterways, eventually carving new canyons. Look up to see lava-capped ridges that were once canyon bottoms. Removal of rocks and minerals is prohibited.

Recreation:

Located in the 62,000 acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, established to protect the federally listed desert tortoise and its habitat, the park offers opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Activities include hiking, nature studies, wildlife viewing, photography, camping, ranger talks and junior ranger programs. There are more than 18 miles of hiking trails, a three-mile paved walking/biking trail and over five miles of equestrian trails.

Facilities:

14 RV sites with water and electrical hook-ups and 17 multi-use campsites make up this great campground set against a stunning backdrop of towering sandstone cliffs in red and white, and peaks and valleys of jumbled black lava rock interspersed with serpentine sandy washes.

Nearby Attractions:

  • The City of St. George
  • Tuacahn

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Ada Restrooms
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electricity
  • Fire Pit, Grill & Table
  • Grill/Table
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hookups
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Showers
  • Interpretive/ Nature Programs
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Motor Home/Trailers
  • Pets Allowed
  • Ranger Station
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scenic Views
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Showers
  • Tent Pad
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Hookups
  • Water In Site
Alerts and Important Information


  • Campsites 1 through 14 are narrow and use of slide out's or awnings is not guaranteed.

  • Annual fire restrictions are imposed. The use or burning of wood in the park and campground is prohibited from June 1 - September 15.. Use of charcoal in grills or firerings is permitted as is use of propane/gas stoves. For more information, please contact the park directly at 435-628-2255.

  • An extra vehicle in your site, space permitting, will be charged half of the camping fee each night, with any odd amounts being rounded to the next dollar. For more information about extra vehicle accommodations please contact the park.

Getting There:

From Interstate 15, take Exit 8 and travel west on St. George Boulevard until you come to Bluff Street. Turn right and stay in the right lane until you see the sign for Snow Canyon. Turn left on Snow Canyon Parkway and travel west for four miles. Turn right on Snow Canyon Drive and go three miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Snow Canyon State Park
1002 Snow Canyon Drive
Ivins UT 84738

Phone Number:

Information: (435)628-2255

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Snow Canyon Drive through the park will be closed from approximately 8a.m to 2p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in conjunction with the Ironman 70.3 St. George. Park visitors and campers should plan accordingly as vehicles will not be able to enter or exit the park during this time. For more information please contact park staff at 435-628-2255 or snowcanyon@utah.gov from Jan 16 2013 to May 05 2013