Red Cliffs Campground

The campground is in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area and is located just off Interstate 15, 14 miles northeast of St. George, Utah, and 35 miles south of Cedar City, Utah. It is nestled into a shaded nook of riparian vegetation just minutes from the freeway. Directly adjacent to, and accessible from the campground, are a series of trails, and interpreted archaeological and paleontological sites. The campground and surrounding areas are all within the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, which has been set aside to conserve, protect, and enhance ecological, scenic, wildlife, recreational, cultural, historical, natural, educational, and scientific resources.  Due north of the campground are the steep and beautiful red rocks of the Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness.

Note: Campsites can NOT be reserved; they are first come first serve. Access to the campground is through tunnels that restrict vehicle size to less than 12 feet in height or width.

Campground Amenities

The following are available to all Recreation Area visitors:
  • Paved Access Road
  • Potable Water
  • Two Vault Toilets (Accessible)
  • Dumpster
  • Self-Pay Register Boxes
Campsite Amenities
There are 11 campsites (2 accessible), each with the following:
  • Shade Shelter
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire Pit with Grill
  • RV and/or Vehicle Parking
  • Tent Pad

      Electrical hookups are not available.


Take Interstate 15 north from St. George, Utah, to Exit 22*.  At the end of the freeway off-ramp, turn right onto Old Highway 91 (frontage road). Travel south 2 miles and turn right after passing the sign for the Red Cliffs Recreation Area.  Continue under two freeway tunnels and follow the paved road for 1.3 miles into the campground.

*If heading south from Cedar City, Utah, take Exit 23. Turn left on Silver Reef Road, then turn right onto Main Street. Travel south for 3.5 miles on Main Street (which turns into Old Highway 91). Continue the directions above.

Tents set up under the cottonwoods trees in Red Cliffs campground

Location Map

Area Map

Campground Layout Map

 Anasazi Trail

Red Reef Trail

Silver Reef Trail

Red Cliffs Archaeological Site

Orson Adams House

Red Cliffs Dinosaur Track Site

Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness

Red Cliffs Recreation Area

Red Cliffs NCA

Important Information

Camping Fee: $15 per day
Camping Limit: 14 days
Open: Year-round




Campsite with shade shelter and picnic table in Red Cliffs campground

Campsite shown with shade shelter, firepit, and picnic table