Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
Paria Canyon Permit Area - Campgrounds

White House Campground

White House camp site Description 
A rustic campground located on the Paria River at 4,300 feet (1,311 meters) in elevation adjacent to the White House Trailhead. This campground is frequently used as the endpoint of a trip through Buckskin Gulch or the beginning of a trip through Paria Canyon, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and the Paria Project Area which is a 53-mile system of connected canyons. 

Location
White House Campground is located in south central Utah in the Kanab Field Office adjacent to Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.

Access
To access the campground from Highway 89, travel east from Kanab 43 miles, turning right into the Paria Contact Station. The campground is two miles down a dirt road just to the left of the Paria Contact Station parking lot. Or travel west from Page, Arizona 30 miles on Highway 89 over the dam and look for the Paria Contact Station sign on the left (south) side of the road. 

Visitor Activities
Used by hikers, backpackers, or for photography and wildlife viewing. The ideal travel seasons are spring, summer and fall. Winter conditions can be cold and snowy with the potential of the Paria River being frozen solid. The campground and trailhead are open year round, weather and road conditions permitting.
 
Special Features
Exploration of the Paria Narrows and the Paria Canyon corridor.
 
Permits, Fees, Limitations
White House Campground is a first-come, first-served campground with campsites, a pit toilet, interpretive signs, fire rings, picnic tables and five walk-in tent sites.  There is no water, emergency or trash collection service at this campground. Campsite fees are $5 per night.
 
Permits for day hiking can be obtained at the self-serve pay station. The fee is $6.00 per person, per dog per day. Group size is limited to 10 people for the Paria permit area. Groups larger than 10 must split into smaller groups and begin hiking on separate days and are not permitted to travel or camp together within the permit area. Overnight trip permits into Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch must be purchased in advance on-line at https://www.blm.gov/az/paria/index.cfm?usearea=PC.

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Accessibility
The campground is accessible year-round. A four-wheel-drive or all wheel drive vehicle may be needed to access the campground in inclement weather. 

Camping and Lodging
Dispersed, primitive camping is also available within the Kanab Field Office and Arizona Strip Field Office Lands at least ¼ mile from water sources and developed recreation sites. Lodging is available in Page, AZ and Kanab, UT. 

Food and Supplies
Supplies and services are available in Kanab, Utah and Page, Arizona. 

First Aid
No first aid is available within the immediate area. The nearest hospital is in Page, AZ, 32 miles away.

Additional Information
Some lands around and within the wilderness are not federally administered. Please respect the property of the owners and do not cross or use these lands without their permission. 

The Paria River is subject to periodic and seasonal flooding. The US Geological Survey collects Paria River streamflow data at their gauging station on the Paria River at Lees Ferry, Arizona.

 Stateline Campground

Stateline camp site From Page, AZ, drive west on Highway 89 for 34 miles (55 kilometers). Drive past the BLM Ranger Station and the road to the White House trailhead. Turn left onto House Rock Valley Road. This road is compacted dirt. The Stateline Campground is 9.3 miles (14.9 kilometers) down this dirt road. It is one mile south of the Wire pass Trailhead.

From Kanab, UT, drive east on Highway 89 for 38 miles (61 kilometers). Turn right onto House Rock Valley Road. This road is compacted dirt. The Stateline Campground is 9.3 miles (14.9 kilometers) down this dirt road. It is one mile south of the Wire pass Trailhead.

Camping Information:

  • Open year round
  • Patrolled, but no campground host
  • No fee for camping
  • Elevation above sea level: 5,040 feet (1,536 meters)
  • Four campsites: three drive-in, one walk-in
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire Pits
  • No trash collection
  • No Water
  • No Telephone (poor cell phone coverage)

Lee's Ferry Campground

The Lee's Ferry Campground is managed by the National Park Service, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

From Page, AZ, drive south on Highway 89 for 25 miles (40 kilometers). Turn right (north) onto Highway 89A and continue for 14 miles (22.5 kilometers). Cross over the Colorado River and pass the Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center on your right. Watch for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area entrance on your right.

From Kanab, UT, drive east on Highway 89 for 73 miles (117 kilometers) to Page, AZ. Follow the above directions from Page.

Hiking and Camping Information:

  • Open year round
  • $10 per night fee
  • Elevation above sea level: 3,100 feet (945 meters)
  • Water
  • Restrooms
  • No hookups
  • No reservations
  • Located within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • A campground is available in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Additional information is available from the National Park Service.

Dispersed Camping Opportunities

If the above campgrounds are full, dispersed camping is allowed on BLM lands on the Arizona side of the border. Please use existing disturbed areas and do not drive off-road. On the Utah side of the border, the White House Campground/Trailhead, and the Wire Pass and Buckskin Gulch Trailheads and surrounding areas are located in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Please check with them for dispersed camping opportunities in the area.


 Vermilion Cliffs National Monument 
Monument Manager:  Kevin Wright
345 E. Riverside Drive
St. George, UT 84790-6714
(435) 688-3200 
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday 
Closed Sunday