OUTDOORS + RECREATION
Big crowds expected at Zion National Park over Memorial Day Weekend
May 26, 2023, 5:00 PM | Updated: May 29, 2023, 6:09 am
(Photo: Dan Bammes)
ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah — Last Memorial Day Weekend Zion National Park had 82,000 visitors, that’s more than what 150 parks saw in all of 2022.
Zion National Park Spokesperson Jonathan Shafer said while they will have some extra staff on hand, they expect parking to fill up quickly this weekend. Therefore, it’s important to plan ahead of time.
“Generally, visitors who come early in the morning and later in the afternoon have a better chance of finding a parking spot in the park,” Shafer said.
That said, if you still can’t find parking there is a shuttle option.
“If you get here later in the day you can always park in the town of Springdale and ride the free shuttles in order to get into the park. Our pedestrian and bicycle entrance will be open throughout the weekend,” Shafer said.
The forecast is calling for mostly sunny with a 0% chance of rain all weekend, but remember to check that each day before heading out.
- Many ways to honor veterans in Utah this Memorial Day weekend
- What to know about hiking trails and campgrounds this Memorial Day weekend
- Salt Lake County mayor feeling positive as watch for Memorial Day flooding begins
We want to hear from you.
Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.
Today’s Top Stories
- Congressman Chris Stewart announces resignation
- U of U Health, Regence insurance warn they may not reach a contract
- Rattlesnakes are appearing on Utah trails, around homes later than normal
- Herriman couple ‘lucky to be alive’ after socket smashes windshield
- Public comment period approved for quarry in Parley’s Canyon
- Citing rising rivers, Sandy Mayor issues emergency declaration
- Source: Congressman Chris Stewart will resign, special election dates not known
- Lori Vallow Daybell shrugs after being handed docs about delivering up her kids, video shows
- Warning signs posted after kneeboarder seen on swift runoff
- Debt-ceiling deal would require people work longer for SNAP benefits