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Visitor Information Center

Stop by our Tourism Office & Visitor Center for information on St. George, Zion National Park, and other attractions. It’s the perfect first stop for visitors to the area to discover something new, ask questions and pick up materials.

Open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Utah’s Face Covering/Mask Requirements

As of Saturday, April 10, 2021, Utah’s statewide mask mandate has ended. However, masks are still required inside some private businesses. Please respect others by wearing a mask where required.

Read about Utah’s State of Emergency on the State’s Coronavirus resource page.

Within Greater Zion There is a Team

When the unexpected happens, Greater Zion has incredible medical professionals and facilities to care for you.

Springdale Shuttle Information

Last Updated – Friday, May 28, 2021

The Springdale shuttle

The Springdale Shuttle runs daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., stopping at nine locations in the town of Springdale and Zion National Park’s pedestrian entrance. Parking in Zion and near the Zion Canyon Visitor Center is limited, so parking in Springdale, near shuttle stops is advised.

Zion National Park Scenic Drive Shuttle Information

Last Updated – Friday, May 28, 2021

In response to updated guidance on transit systems in National Parks and COVID-19, Zion National Park is discontinuing the temporary shuttle ticket system for Zion Canyon. Tickets for the shuttle will no longer be needed starting Friday, May 28, 2021. Previously purchased tickets will be prioritized at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center shuttle queue at or following the time of day indicated on the ticket.
First come, first serve shuttle ridership (as in the past) will return beginning Friday, May 28th. Shuttles will load and depart the Zion Canyon Visitor Center from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT.
Shuttle bus capacities will be similar to pre-COVID. In order to meet safety requirements, each passenger must be seated or have a standing room handhold (railing, stanchion, seat bar, overhead grasp handle). The current shuttle stops will remain the same.
Masks are still required while waiting in shuttle lines and while riding the shuttle. Park visitors travelling together are encouraged to maintain separation from other groups and to follow COVID-19 sanitation practices.

  • Shuttles operate daily beginning 6 a.m. at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Last shuttle from the Temple of Sinnewava to the Visitor center departs at 8:15 p.m.
  • On dates when the shuttle is in service, private vehicles are not allowed on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

Zion National Park will welcome visitors within these restrictions:

  • Masks are required while riding on shuttles and while waiting in lines.
  • Zion Wilderness and Recreation Permits office open at the Visitor Center Wilderness Window from 8 a.m. to 4:30 PM.
  • All visitors are asked to adhere to CDC and Utah State COVID-19 guidelines.

The following services and activities remain closed:

  • All campgrounds (Except Watchman and South)

Please utilize this map and info sheet (previewed below) and for more information regarding Zion Park shuttles along with the most up-to-date info on the park, please check the Zion National Park website.

Water Health and Safety Alert

A harmful cyanobacteria has been found in the North Fork of the Virgin River, which runs through Zion National Park. The popular Narrows hike remains open, but visitors to Zion National Park are advised not to swim or submerge themselves in the river and to keep pets out. Visit the Park’s alerts page for more info and guidelines.

Find Your Space

Our travel businesses and recreation spaces are beginning to open up again. Time apart has taught us. We’ve learned new ways to help, we’ve acted with caution. Now that we are moving again, let’s move with a renewed sense of care and responsibility. Care for yourself. Care for others. And care for the beautiful spaces we cherish. In our rush to recover, let’s not forget what was discovered when we found our space.

COVID-19 Traveler Information

We are seeing that visitors want to continue to pursue their passions in Greater Zion. However, it’s a personal decision whether or not to travel.

We continue to keep our eye on resources emerging from travel and health authorities, and encourage you to do the same:

Greater Zion seeks to support our visitors with their travel decisions and offer the following resources to provide the most timely and accurate information possible, including travel recommendations and events happening in the area.

State and local public health agencies, the Utah Office of Tourism and our office are closely monitoring the continuously developing situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our focus continues to be on the health and safety of our communities, visitors, staff and friends around the world.

Do Your Part

As we begin to reopen the economy, we encourage ALL businesses and customers to #DoYourPart to keep our Greater Zion communities safe. Take precautions to keep the spread of COVID-19 low. It will take EACH OF US to keep our communities healthy and our businesses open.

If a business asks to take your temperature before entering, to wear a face mask for take other precautionary measures, please know that they are doing what they feel is best to keep ALL customers safe. If you disagree with their requests, please be respectful and know that we are ALL just trying to survive and get through this. We ask that you be respectful of others. Be aware of vulnerable populations and continue to practice social distancing. Wear a mask while out in public. Please refrain from shaking hands and wash your hands regularly! Check for symptoms.

Responsible Recreation

Outdoor recreation is important to the health and wellness of those who live here, as well as visitors. We all play a part in keeping one another safe. While outdoors, we cannot relax our efforts to practice safe social distancing and #ResponsibleRecreation. Visitors are encouraged to:

  • Check park conditions online and individual state park social media accounts. Extensive wait times, closures, and other updates will be posted there.
  • Choose to visit a state park during a weekday, or during non-peak hours whenever possible. Visit parks that are close to home.
  • Practice safe social distancing. Give others at least six-feet of separation on trails, golf courses, fishing docks, overlooks, and other gathering areas.
  • Avoid congregating at trailheads and other common areas, and maintain small group sizes.
  • Stay home if you’re sick, or have symptoms of the coronavirus.
  • Keep parks and recreation areas clean by packing out what you pack in, and respect facility closures like visitor centers, campgrounds, and restrooms.

State Parks

All four State Parks within Greater Zion are now open. However, due to COVID-19 concerns and increases in visitation, some parks have implemented specific restrictions, including camping. Please visit each park’s website (GunlockQuail CreekSand Hollow and Snow Canyon) for the most up-to-date information.

Dining

Restaurants across Greater Zion are open for business. Curbside, drive-through, pick-up, and delivery options remain as options in the majority of establishments. We encourage visitors to Greater Zion to check with dining establishments via phone, their social media pages, or websites to learn of their offerings during this time. Reservations for indoor dining are encouraged.

Other Closures

BLM Temporarily Closes Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area Campground

The BLM Arizona Strip Field Office has temporarily closed the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area campground in order to complete necessary renovations of the restrooms and other infrastructure to ensure the health and safety of visitors.

Once renovations are complete, the BLM will notify the public of the reopening of the campground through its website and notice to media outlets.

This temporary closure does not apply to contractors, law enforcement, or other agency personnel overseeing renovations or other activities. The site and facilities will continue to be patrolled by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office as well as BLM law enforcement and staff throughout the duration of the closure to ensure the health and safety of the public.

For additional information, please contact the Arizona Strip Field Office at 435-688-3200.