kodachrome basin state park
About Kodachrome Basin State Park
As soon as you see it, you will know that the name fits perfectly. Kodachrome Basin State Park, with its red tinged rock formations and incredible blue skies, just begs to be photographed. The National Geographic Society came up with the name, and everyone agreed with it.
Towering monolithic spires or chimneys jut up from the valley floor or protrude from the sandstone rocks that surround the campground and inspire an infinite array of subjects limited only by one's imagination.
In addition to hiking, horseback riding (guided horseback rides are available at the park with Red Canyon Trail Rides see amenities) and mountain biking in the park, visitors should plan to visit nearby Grosvenor Arch. This intricate double arch, located just 10 miles southeast of the park, is one of the most impressive in the state.
Opened to the public as a state park in 1963.
Park Elevation - 5,800 ft.
Hours and Fees
Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Daily
Camping and Day Use Fees
Day Use Fees:
Day-Use Fee: $8 per vehicle (max. 8 people per vehicle)
Utah Residents 62 and Older: $4.00 per vehicle (max. 8 people per vehicle)
Commercial Groups/Private Vehicles with More than 8 people: $3.00/person
Standard Site (no hook-ups): $19.00/ night (max. 8 people, 1 vehicle)
Full Hook-Up Site (10 sites available): $28.00/night (max. 8 people, 1 vehicle)
Extra Vehicles: Camping fees cover one vehicle per site. Additional vehicles are charged an extra vehicle fee per night:
Standard Site - $10.00/night
Full Hook-up Site - $14.00/night
There is a maximum of one extra vehicle allowed on each site. If you have more than one extra vehicle on a site it will be charged the full camping fee for that site, per night, regardless of where it is parked within the park.
Full hookup sites remain open during the winter (Dec. 1 - March 1) for self-contained RVs only.
Group Overnight Camping:
Arch Group Campground: $80 flat rate (35 people max - 10 vehicles or 6 RVs max)
Oasis Group Campground: $95 flat rate (35 people max - 10 vehicles max - tents only)
Group sites close on November 1 and reopen March 1.
Quiet Hours: 10:00 pm - 7:00 am
Generator Hours: 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm ONLY
Camping and Group Site Check-in Time : 3:00 pm. Checkout: 12:00 noon
Kodachrome Basin State Park offers fun and educational programs geared towards children age's six to 12. Pick up a Junior Ranger Manual when arriving at the park or download one here. Once the book is completed and signed off by park staff, you become an official Junior Ranger and receive a badge!
Volunteer & Service
Current Hosting Needs
Hosts: Hosts positions are available for the 2015 season
Months Needed: Mar - Oct
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