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 Utah Travel Center State ParksSnow Canyon


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Description. Despite its name, Snow Canyon State Park rarely sees the snow, for which Utah is so famous (The park was named for Mormon Prophet Lorenzo Snow). White and red Navajo sandstone, black lava rock, and sand dunes create an incredible landscape for photography, hiking, horseback riding, and camping. Southern Utah's moderate climate makes Snow Canyon a prime destination during early spring, fall, and even winter. The colorful canyon is popular with hikers and rock climbers willing to try their skills on the towering sandstone walls.

This strikingly colorful Snow Canyon State Park is 11 miles northwest of St. George. Facilities include a 35-unit campground, modern rest rooms, hot showers, electric hookups, sewage disposal station, a covered group-use pavilion and overflow campground.

Park Information

  •   Acres - 5,738
  •   Elevation 3,200 ft.
  •   Park Open - All Year
  •   Reservations Accepted - All Year
  •   Stay Limit - 14 days
  •   Total Units - 35
  •   RV Trailer Sites - 17
  •   Maximum RV Length - 35 ft.
  •   Tent Sites - 34
  •   Utility Hookups - 14
  •   Group Camping
  •   Camping Fee - $12 & $14
  •   Day-use Fee - $4

The park also includes picnicking, a group pavilion, drinking water, modern rest rooms, vault toilets, showers and waste disposal.

Some of the activities include hiking, biking and watchable wildlife.

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Camping Reservations. Reservations may be made by calling Utah State Parks and Recreation, 322-3770 in the Salt Lake City calling area or toll-free 1-800-322-3770, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individual campsite reservations may be made from three days to 16 weeks in advance of departure date. A $6 non-refundable reservation fee will be charged for each site reserved. A $10 nonrefundable fee is charged for group sites and building rentals. An additional reservation fee will be charged for any changes to existing reservations. Visa, MasterCard and personal checks are accepted. A $5 fee is charged for an extra vehicle and is collected at the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $40 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Snow Canyon State Park.  The permit is valid for the current calendar year.  The Five-Day Pass is $15 and allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks for five consecutive days.

Snow Canyon State Park
P.O. Box 140
Santa Clara, Utah 84765-0140
(435) 628-2255

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