We decided to try the St. George location first, because it has designated spots and since we were arriving late in the day and we figured it was the better bet.
We drove through 2 of these tight tunnels to get to the campground only to find that the one spot that was available and could fit us was so un-level it would require us to stack our blocks 6 high. To give you some perspective, the most we’ve ever done is 4.
From there we headed over to the boondocking spot which turned out to be permanently closed to protect the riparian zone.
Well, we didn’t feel like paying $50+ a night for camping at an RV park where we would spend the majority of our time inside working rather than enjoying what Zion has to offer, so we spent the night on the street and decided to head to Lake Mead in the morning.
Before we settled in, we saw a police officer and asked if it was ok to park on the street (pictured above) overnight. He said it was and then he and Brian chased a turkey back into it’s pen (sorry no photo of that)!
2013 Cost of Camping:
117 nights paid camping
184 nights free camping
301 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $3,201.29
Daily average cost of camping: $10.65