Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Campground Review: St George RV Resort, Hurricane, UT

St George RV Resort is actually in Hurricane, UT, near Quail Creek Lake. It is part of the Encore/Thousand Trails group...but calling it a "resort" seems a little far fetched. Gravel/dirt roads and sites, rather close together, plenty of sites have some slope, and things look at little ragged around the just doesn't seem to embody the term "resort". That said, I'm not so sure I'd really want to stay in a park that was perfectly manicured with everything "just so" and rules governing every little thing you do!

We chose this park because it was centrally located in the Hurricane/Zion/Virgin area where we have a lot of hiking and biking to do. They also had a $99/week special going on, plus $3/day resort fee (for any stay less than 30 days). They also charge an extra $2/day for wifi & cable...first time we've come across that, and we decided to pass figuring our service would work better anyhow, as it has so far. AND, they wanted an extra $3/day for 50amp electrical! We passed on that as well, knowing we could handle 30amp...we wouldn't be needing our A/C at this time of year.

Turns out the mountains surrounding the park make for very poor Verizon service! Calls were dropping and the internet was virtually stopped, even though our Millenicom booster should have helped our internet service. The day we arrived we ended up buying and installing a Wilson RV/Trucker antenna which gave us excellent 4G service when Hans mounted it near the top of our ladder. Still, internet service was sometimes slow, probably due to the surrounding hills.

There are 123 RV sites with full hook ups set up so you share utilities between two RV's. Sites are very close together and not really long enough for your truck or towed vehicle to be parked in line with your rig, so everyone is jockeying their vehicle for parking space, making things even better be friendly with your neighbor!

We had a power outage the first night for at least an hour. This may have been the result of an accident the day before where someone ran into the laundry facility, effectively shutting down laundry for several days! We did end up using the laundry facility once fixed, and it was clean and reasonably priced.

There is a also a pool and hot tub and restroom and shower facilities (free). Nice view from the hot tub! Small playground, book exchange, game areas.

There is some freeway noise from I-15.

The best feature of this park was it's location, right across the freeway from Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Read my post here for some detail on this lovely park. We ended up spending time in two sections of Red Cliffs park on three different days. Excellent hiking and mountain biking.

Would we stay here again? Maybe. The price was certainly right at $99/week and the location very good, our various neighbors were friendly. There are a lot of options within 25 miles of here, so we just might seek out another location for variety the next time around.

Our site, #47. During half of our stay the park was very full and everyone was
jockeying their vehicles for parking. Our truck is actually pulled into our sitting area.
You can just see the morning sun hitting the red mountains in the background.

Looking down our row, that's our truck sticking into the road on the left.

View of the Red Cliffs Recreation Area just across the freeway from the RV park.
Shower/restroom facility and pool on the left.

Sunset from the bluff at the campgrounds edge.


  1. Hey, we just spent four days at Red Cliffs Recreational area, spot 12!!! A very neat place.
    Moved today to Zion River RV Resort in Virgin, also on "special" Nov through march for 425 per month... free cable and wi fi... and very well cared for. Lot's of BLM land for biking/hiking right outside the gates, and, of course, Zion just down the road. Love this area in November.
    Box Canyon Mark

    1. WOW! That's a great rate you're getting at Zion River! I looked at the nightly rate of $55 and couldn't bring myself to do it! Too bad we didn't have a month available to spend there. What a great place to spend the winter!

  2. Wow thank you for this info! I have been looking for rv parks near St. George, Utah, my brother and I are going to Cali from Detroit and we have been told Zion's park is a great place to go hike around along with Moab. Thanks again for the article.

    1. Glad I could help Tom. The RV park that Mark mentions above is actually much nicer than the one we stayed at and is closer to Zion NP.