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Old 08-26-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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Bryce Canyon Campgrounds?

I'm Gator's wife, Scher. We left our place on August 14 and have been having a great time traveling. We love the Airstream and our dog seems to be enjoying it too.

We are presently in Moab, Utah and heading to Bryce Canyon tomorrow. We are looking for a good campground in the area. We hate to make a reservation somewhere and get there to find we do not like it. This becomes more important since we need to have a medical device delivered to the place we are staying.

Does anyone have suggestions for good campgrounds near the Bryce Canyon area?

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Old 08-26-2010, 06:01 AM   #2
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We stayed in the Bryce NP campground last spring. Granted there was still about a foot of snow on the ground, but the campgrounds were nice with electric and plenty of trees. Very accessible to the park.

There are two private RV parks at the entrance to the park with full hookups and services like restaurant and store. Check Ruby's Inn.

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We stayed at Ruby's Inn RV park last October. It was within walking distance of a grocery store and restaurant. The people were friendly and the laundry and bathrooms were clean to the extreme. Located just outside the main entrance to the NP.
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We have two dogs and needed air conditioning running in the Safari when we left them behind to go into the park. We were there in mid-May and it was warm enough to need that (and we got snowed on once -- go figger...). Therefore we stayed at Ruby's Inn campground -- absolutely the cleanest bathrooms/showers ever! Laundry was nice. And yes, the folks were very accommodating. In mid-May we had reservations and they were full on 2 of the 3 nights we were there.

Campgrounds in the park looked nice if you don't need electric. About the only grocery store in the area is Tropic IIRC. Or Panguitch. There's a small convenience store at Ruby's Inn lodge.

Red Canyon is a nice base about a dozen miles down the road; there's a forest service campground or Red Canyon RV Park. One of our members reported running into a bunch of rowdy ATV-ers at Kodachrome Basin campground -- a variable observation at best.

The shuttle service in the park is easy to use. Unlike Zion, you can take your car all the way to the end ... stopping at overlooks as you do. At the NPS booth next to Ruby's Inn campground office or in the park at the visitor center -- do make a reservation for next day to take the guided shuttle trip out to Rainbow Point. The bus driver narration is very useful and we got a side story on all the local Butch and Sundance lore.

Please post back here about how you dealt with accommodations.

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Old 08-26-2010, 08:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info. It sounds like Ruby's is the place.
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We were there late July after doing Yellowstone and stayed in the Park north campground. We got there just before noon and had our pick of several sites. By 2opm it was full and the hosts told us Ruby's was full too. On the way to Yellowstone on 89 and at the turn off to Zion is a Best Western Hotel with a small shaded campground with full hook-ups. At $15 a night it was the best bang for the buck we had the whole trip.
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Another vote for Ruby's its a little more expensive but everything you need is right near by (walking distance) including the shuttle into the park.

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We made it to Ruby's. We like it. We plan to be here 2 or 3 days and then we will start heading back to the west coast.

While I have enjoyed all of what we have seen and experienced, I look forword to getting back to sea level where the air for this planet is located. ;>)

What beauty this is, this place we call America. What gift we have been given, this gift we call freedom.

Cheers to all....

Dan, Scher and Falco
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We stayed there several years ago and it was very nice. You want be disappointed staying at Ruby's.

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