Friday, October 31, 2014

Zion River RV Resort

While visiting Zion NP and surrounding areas we stayed at the Zion River RV Resort.  It's a nice park, for the most part. The power is clean and the water is not terrible.
Interior streets are paved, RVs go on a concrete pad.  The space between RVs is a combination of gravel and grass.  Fire rings are placed on the gravel part of the site.

This is our neighbor.  You can see the fire ring on the ground, the picnic table, and chairs in the background.

Sites are a little narrow.  We had to drive over some grass to make the turn in to the pull through.  They're fairly level.  We did use the HWH to level.  I doubt if it would take more than one board to level a trailer or 5th wheel.

Here are the negatives.
This park is expensive.  It's so expensive I don't even want to discuss how much we paid for two weeks in October.  The deal comes in November with the monthly rate.  At that point, winter rates are in effect and the park becomes reasonably priced.
Given what we paid for the two weeks, I would NOT expect to be paying for showers.  Yes, they charge for showers.  We didn't use them, but I find it irritating to be charged 50 cents for 5 minutes.  Laundry is expensive.  It's $2 for wash and $2 for dry.  The laundry room is nice, although small.  They do have laundry carts.
Park internet is ok.  It's good for awhile and then it's not.
If you have Verizon you will not have any cell service in the RV park.  They did install a cell phone repeater in the admin building, so you can make calls from there.  If you go up or down the road a little, there is voice, but no data.  Data can be found in La Verkin or Rockville.
The entire time we were at the park we could not leave doors or windows open in the evening, or run the vent fans, because of the fires.  The trees prevent good air circulation and the smoke was just awful.  If you don't mind that smell, then you'll be fine.  Jim and I just hate it and it was making us extremely cranky, especially the people who would let them smolder.
Make sure you know when UEA weekend is, and other weekends where children are likely to be out of school.  On a couple of weekends there were kids everywhere, and of course there were fires for them.

If you're going to Zion, it is convenient to the park.  It's about 12 miles from the west entrance.  If your rig can do it, I think you'd be better off boondocking or going to the state parks in Hurricane.   You'll have more scenic vistas and less smoke.

1 comment:

  1. Your experience wounds like ours from March of 2013. This is another half price month except for the last week which was Easter and Spring Break. I think we paid as much for our last week as we did for the previous three weeks at half price. We had the exact same negatives.