Only 20 minutes to Zion. There’s a bathroom at the trailhead. Be careful with low vehicles during rainy times, it gets pretty muddy and the roads are a little rough.
We found this area a little late (7 PM) and it was crowded but we were still able to find a spot close to the road. Quiet and undisturbed all night. Great views and convenient access to Zion. Best part is it’s freeeeee
Drove around for about an hour before we found a spot. The sites are fairly spread out but finding open ones was near impossible. We got lucky and it was well worth the beautiful views. Hard ground makes it tough for tents.
Great, free BLM camping. Spots are large and spaced far apart (although that may not stop people from camping right along next to you 🤷♀️) and were relatively level. Sheep bridge road is washboarded and some larger potholes so take it slow. Enjoy and pack it in.
Loved this spot! Lots and lots of sites and on mountain bike trails which was sweet. Great cell service! Make sure you camp in designated spots only!
Beautiful. Quiet. Has fire pits and a very clean bathroom if you go down the road a bit. Great cell reception. About 30 minutes away from Zion and 10 minutes away from Hurricane if you need supplies or groceries.
Very quiet place, easy road, pretty safe, some have fire pits, multiple spots open. I would definitely come back!
Awesome area full of spots to pull off and park. In the middle of a beautiful area with good hikes around. The road getting to these spots is full of washboards and holes, so take it slow. But we were able to get our RV down there so it wasn't too bad. No hook ups but there's gas stations and a town nearby. We could see others but still had lots of space to ourselves.
I love this spot. The road must have been recently fixed up because the washboard wasn’t bad at all. Getting back to campsites can be a slow process but I had no trouble in my sprinter. The views are amazing and campsites are spread far apart. Having tons of mountain bike trails right out your front door is the best part. Also, great cell signal for those of us working on the road!
Beautiful area BUT avoid in the rain. This dirt is clay and is extremely difficult to navigate when muddy. It sticks to your tires and becomes slick! There are 6 inch deep ruts in the road where other people got stuck. Also if you are hauling a trailer and get to the end of south sheep creek road finding no available spots, it will be near impossible to turn around. The end spot that looks like a turn around loop on the map has someone camping in it that has been there for a long time. It’s a narrow road. Two vehicles will not be able to pass.
We made the rookie mistake of thinking we could find some sort of overnight stay easily near Zion NP....we were sorely mistaken and ended up turning to Free Roam to find a plan B. The first site we searched around was Kolab Terrace Road. Just before sunset, there was either no availability or the roads were too difficult for our sprinter van (deep trenches and mud from the recent December snow).
We then decided to search down Sheep Bridge Road. Overall, the scenery of the mountains in the distance was stunning...but be prepared for a looong washboarded dirt road just to get near the campsites. It was fairly easy for our van to go down the primitive roads, but once we neared the marked campsites, the road definitely became more challenging and most of the first sites were full. Eventually we found one free site. There was plenty of space between us and the other occupied sites on either side of us (approximately 100+ feet between us).
We had a fire ring at our site, however the winds were pretty strong and we had to park our van in such a position to block the strong gusts.
The sunrise views in the morning made up for the slow drive out! We would consider staying here again, however, we would assume this site is very popular most of the year.
First time trying BLM camping and this area couldn’t have been easier! A lot of space between sites, plenty of availability. The views were spectacular. In late December it was very cold at night getting to 20F and there was a lot of wind one of the days making it hard to be outside. Our camper van had no problem getting to the different sites but it does require some clearance. We did have really good cell service which was surprising. Definitely will be coming back.
Been here twice. The camp spots are amazing but the roads in are awful. Totally washboarded, couldn't go faster than 9mph in my (older) van due to the shaking and noise. The road to my particular spot was super rutted but navigable if you know what you're doing and don't have a large rig. The camp spots are worth it but just know what you're getting into traveling out there!
Beautiful views near Zion!! Had to drive in to be able to find a spot. Road had lots of dips in it. Lots of mountain bikers around in the daytime. The spot we ended up pulling up to was on an incline and very rocky.
We stayed in the Sheep Bridge area for 4 nights and 5 days at end of October beginning of November. It was our first time in designated dispersed camping sites but not our first boondocking experience. What we loved: the 360° view was fantastic. Everyone was apart due to the dispersed camping. Free camping. Great staging location to get access to many of the outdoor activities and National parks in the area. What we didn't like: Very dusty (our white husky left red but had the time of her life), Sheep Bridge road was well maintained but the access road was very rutted. It would be nice if BLM could run a tractor over it every now and then. We plan to go back!
I arrived on an August evening. It had cooled down with the sun tucked behind a mountain, but was to be 104 the next day. The views were incredible. It's peaceful. Sites are spaced nicely apart. Some roads are rough and need 4x4 for designated spots, so keep going for other ones. I drove to spot 26. They have metal fire rings and posts clearly stating it is designated camping and the site number. I'm not sure if campfires are allowed during fire season. There is a trailhead vault toilet not far from where I was and it had a detailed information notice about campfires (I didn't read it since no plans to have one). We did see a ranger so make sure to park only where allowed. Roads to explore for a site are marked with large signs. A lot of places appear to be nice pull offs, but they are clearly marked "no camping". I did not want to leave. Will go back in cooler weather. It's worth checking out.
Beautiful campsite, wasn’t hard to get here. We came in the summer so dirt road was dry, a little bumpy but nothing we couldn’t handle in our van. Lots of camp spots along the dirt road, with lots of biking trails behind those. Far enough away from main highway for you to not notice the noise. Would stay again.
There is some road noise from the nearby highway. Clay roadway in is bumpy but passable unless wet. When rainy the stuff turns to paste and is difficult to even walk on.
This was my first boondocking experience ever. What a great way to start. The views were stellar. The road was a little hairy pulling my 16-ft r-pod over bumpy roads off the main road. But it survived and there's nobody close to me. What's great about this site is the access to the trails. I am right by the Virgin dam trailhead. So I have epic hiking and mountain biking within 50 ft of my campsite. Can't beat that.
We stayed here for one night in our 34' class A. We had spot 1. For the most part, the road in is as described in other previews, hard and smooth. Coming in to spot is bumpy and you can see ruts from where others have gotten stuck after some rain. The entrance/exit to and from the highway had a pretty good drop from concrete to dirt road, tough for RVs. Road was not overlu busy but when someone came by they were usually going fast. Once the sun set, this place was very quiet and peaceful.
Sheep Bridge Road is part of the greater Hurricane Cliffs Recreation Area, so named for the cliffs that overlook the Virgin River flowing out from Zion National Park into the town of Hurricane, UT. You’re only 20 minutes from Zion National Park, and 15 minutes from the towns of Hurricane and La Verkin.
There are 48 designated campsites located along the stretch of Sheep Bridge Road between Highway 9 and Highway 59. Even though this area is part of a BLM developed campground, it’s still boondocking with no hookups. The only amenities is a large trash dumpster located about halfway along Sheep Bridge Road, as well as metal fire rings in each official campsite. Most campsites are spaced very far apart, and for the most part you’ll enjoy a good deal of privacy.
There are also access roads leading into clearings with signs warning, “No Camping Allowed”. However, we found campers setting up in these places. It seems local BLM authorities rarely patrol this area. Also, about halfway down Sheep Bridge Road, the road wanders into private property, a piece of land owned by a local stone quarry. There are several clearings and access roads into the private property area that RVers pull their rigs into, and remain for days or weeks, seemingly without any trouble from the land owner. It appears many of these RVers don’t even realize they’re on private property. Hence, despite there being only 48 marked campsites along Sheep Bridge Road, the fact is that as many as 60-70 RVs could find space to camp somewhere along the road.
Sheep Bridge Road is hard packed dirt, and easily accessible by 2WD vehicles with low ground clearance. Many of the access roads branching off Sheep Bridge Road can be rutted and pock marked with holes and boulders. Some of the access roads could be considered steep, hence a 4WD truck may be needed to tow a longer, heavier trailer into some of these sites. Smaller RVs will have no problem anywhere. There are also plenty of pull out spaces where you could unhook a trailer or toad, and then explore the area first before settling on a site.
The closest RV dump is the Maverick fuel station in La Verkin at the corner of N. State St. & E 500 N. It's a free dump. It has water, and it seems to be potable, though painted with red spigot, I think because it's located only a few feet from the actual dump hole.
BLM camping in designated sites only. Free! Sites are labeled well. There is a map near the entrance showing the camp site locations. Roads are good gravel but turn into bumpy dirt road the further in you go. I’m in a Van and made it just fine but saw several class As and Cs too. The views are unbelievable. This will be a regular spot for me.