Beautiful Camping Spot in the Virgin River Gorge, Arizona

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In this video, we look around and provide information on a sweet, low-cost BLM (Bureau of Land Management) campground in the northwest corner of Arizona. It is just off Interstate 15, about 20 miles from St. George, Utah, and Mesquite, Nevada. We visited in mid-March 2024, and the temperature was ideal for dry camping: mostly mild nights and days in the mid-70s.

Virgin River Canyon Campground Campfire Virgin River Gorge March 19th 2024

The campsites cost $8 a night or $4 for people with the National Parks and Lands Senior or Access Passes. For an extra $8 fee, some sites can be reserved on the Recreation.Gov website, or there are First Come, First Serve sites that can be paid on-site via the app. When I was there, there was no cash option. There is a freshwater spigot and bathrooms, but no dump station.

Virgin River Canyon BLM Campground Video New Scan & Pay System

This video contains some information about my experience using the new Federal Lands Scan and Pay system run by  It is a new cashless payment system I found implemented at the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area, run by the Bureau of Land Management.

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