Zion National Park, Utah, USA

Here are some tips for visiting Zion National Park in a EV and charging your EV in the park

About Zion

Utah’s first national park, it is the most visited national parks. This vast national park offers trails, climbing, camping & more

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EV Charging

  • Zion Canyon Visitor Center has 2 J-1772 plugs. To use, purchase a $5 charging code at the Zion National Park Forever Project bookstore inside the visitor centers, which provides 3 days access to the chargers
  • Zion National Park Lodge has 2 J-1772 plugs. These are available for hotel guests for free.  These chargers are at the far end of the parking lot, so less likely to be ICEd 🙂
  • Watchman Campground has electrical hookups (TT-30 and NEMA-14-50).  $18 / night (as of Nov 2022) to reserve a spot.
  • On the east side of the park, charging is available in  Kanab, just over 30 minutes from the park’s east entrance. The Kanab City Administration building has 125kw CHAdeMO and CCS/SAE chargers and J-1772 Level 2 chargers.
  • Several hotels and RV parks in town also offer J-1772 and Tesla destination chargers.
  • Chargefinder
  • Plugshare
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Zion National Park (Springdale, Utah)

Insider Tips for EV Charging

  • If you want to reserve a spot in the Watchman Campground, remember, this is a popular campground and fills up pretty fast.  Reservations are required year around.  Reserve early at Recreation.gov.  All sites include a place for a tent or RV, a picnic table, and access to a fire ring.
  • Try to reserve NEMA 14-50 site at the campground.  It charges much faster than TT-30 plug.
    See our guide and video about charging EV at the campsites
  • Remember to bring a portable L2 charger and adapters.  See what you need in our guide.

Charging map

Things to do while Charging

  • Leave your EV charging.  Take the Zion shuttle to visit attractions inside the park.  No need to worry about parking or traffic
  • Watchman trail goes by visitor center and Watchman campground.  Here are some guides

Photos of Amazing Zion

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