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Lava Point Campground Overview

Lava Point 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 1 hour 20 minutes to drive to the campground from the South Entrance of Zion Canyon.


Barney's Trail leaves from the campground and provides access to Lava Point Overlook and the West Rim Trail. The campground is also excellent for wildlife watching and stargazing. 


Lava Point is a primitive and dry campground. There is no potable water on site so campers must bring their own. There are no electrical hookups or outlets on site. Each campsite has a trash receptacle, picnic table, and fire ring. Restroom facilities consist of pit toilets. 

Natural Features

Lava Point Campground is situated at 7,890 ft. above sea level providing cooler temperatures for campers during southern Utah's hot summers. Pine and Aspen trees create shade and protect campsites from wind on gustier days. A short distance from the campground entrance is Lava Point Overlook where campers can take in breathtaking panoramic views to the South towards Zion Canyon. 

Nearby Attractions

Lava Point Campground is approximately a 1 hour drive from the South Entrance of Zion National Park in Springdale, UT. In between the campground and the South Entrance there are several trailheads providing access to Zion wilderness. Lava Point Campground is also located just a few miles South of Kolob Reservoir which provides fishing and water recreation opportunities.  

Charges & Cancellations

Due to the remote nature of the campground reservation modifications are the responsibility of the camper. Please manage your reservation by logging into your Recreation.gov account or calling the Recreation.gov reservation line at 1-877-444-6777. 

Recreation.gov Rules and Reservation Policies will apply. 

Directions to Campground

Lava Point Campground can be reached by taking the Kolob Terrace Rd. for 25 miles North of the town of Virgin, UT. Turn right on Lava Point Rd. and follow for a short distance to the signed campground entrance. 

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