If you are looking for a KOA campground with a scenic and convenient location to Bryce Canyon National Park, I can’t say enough good things about our experience at Cannonville/ Bryce Valley KOA Holiday.
This KOA can accommodate an assortment of camping comfort levels from tent camping and RV camping, to cabin options ranging from “camping” to deluxe.
As an added bonus for overnight guests, there are scenic views of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Bureau of Land Management.
This article is written in partnership with GoRving. All opinions are my own.
We spent 3 nights at the Cannonville/Bryce Valley KOA Holiday. It was a great base camp to explore both Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.
We were on a pretty tight schedule due to the nature of our 7-day road trip from Las Vegas to multiple National Parks. If we had more time we could have easily stayed a week at this location and not run out of local places to explore each day.
After a long day of hiking and exploring it was so nice to come back to a place that continued the feel of outdoor adventure but with amenities.
Choose Your Own Camping Comfort Level
The Cannonville/Bryce Canyon KOA Holiday has a variety of lodging options for your stay.
- Tent camping
- RV camping
- Camping Cabin
- Deluxe Cabin
What is a Park Model RV?
According to Go RVing Park Model RVs (sometimes referred to deluxe Cabins or Cottages) are unique units that provide temporary accommodations for recreation, camping or seasonal use.
We love to stay in Park Model RVs because it’s the best of both worlds with the amenities of a cabin and a camping vibe when we are traveling to multiple destinations.
Park Model RVs are designed to look like a home, but they need to be hooked up to site electricity, sewer, and water like any RV. They may have a front porch, a sleeping loft and are a great way to experience the campground lifestyle if you don’t have an RV or all the gear that goes with tent camping.
KOA calls this style of Park Model RV a “deluxe cabin” but they are known in the RV Industry as Park Model RVs.
Tour of the Deluxe Cabin at Cannonville/Bryce Canyon Holiday KOA Holiday
This deluxe cabin can sleep up to 6 people and has a 2-night minimum. No pets or tents are permitted on these cabin sites.
It was easy to achieve our optimal temperature inside with air conditioning, heat, and ceiling fans in each of the main rooms.
Bedrooms in the Deluxe Cabin
Each of the bedrooms had a queen-size bed with pocket doors for additional privacy. The main bedroom also had a television with a digital antenna for local stations.
There were storage areas in each bedroom for you to put your suitcase on top of or place your items in.
All of the linens and towels are provided for your stay in the deluxe cabin so that you don’t have the hassle of packing bedding.
There are two reading lights above each bed and an abundance of outlets to plug in your phones and additional electronics.
There was also a charging station that folded down from the wall of each bedroom with plenty of outlets and USB ports.
Kitchen in the Deluxe Cabin
The kitchen in the deluxe cabin has all of the basics covered if you want to cook meals during your stay.
Amenities in the Kitchen Area:
- Coffee Maker with coffee provided (you can purchase additional coffee at the camp store)
The sofa bed provides an additional option for guests with extra bedding available to use.
There is a small table with chairs and a television in this common space.
Bathroom in the Deluxe Cabin
Another perk of the deluxe cabin is that you don’t have to leave the cabin to take a shower. The deluxe cabin comes with a full bathroom with a shower.
There are towels and hairdryer available for guests to use.
Patio Views for the Deluxe Cabin
The large patio area has plenty of space to enjoy the views from multiple angles.
There is an outdoor dining table, perfect for enjoying dinner or watching the sunrise with your morning coffee. If you want to barbecue, there is a charcoal grill available for guests to use onsite.
Fire Pit at the Deluxe Cabin
The firepit area has comfortable Adirondack chairs and there are additional chairs on the front porch.
When you are done using the firepit it is important to thoroughly douse your fire with water to help reduce the risk of wildfires in the area.
You can purchase firewood, Smore supplies, and lighters onsite at the camp store.
Star Gaze at Night in a Dark Sky Setting
The first night of our stay we arrived at the KOA campground after 10pm when it was already really dark.
(We were at the Grand Canyon and Horseshoe Bend earlier that day.)
The best surprise that evening was discovering the giant mountain behind our cabin after a long exposure on my camera.
I also discovered that my camera caught a shooting star.
Overhead the sky was FILLED with stars at every turn. The “backyard” dark sky views are such a treat for professional stargazers and amateurs alike.
Amenities Onsite at Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA Holiday
There is a camp store on-site to help cover any forgotten essentials or a souvenir to remember your stay.
Additional amenities include:
- 50 Max Amp
- Pool open from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day Weekend
- Kamping Kitchen
- 65′ Max Length
- Basketball court
- Snack Bar $
- Firewood $
- Laundry $
Our family enjoyed challenging each other in ping pong during our stay with the quest to be the family champion.
Younger kids will love burning off extra energy at the playground.
How far is Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA Holiday from Bryce Canyon National Park?
The Cannonville/Bryce Valley KOA Holiday is only 12 miles/ 22 minutes from the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Other Points of Interest Near the Cannonville/ Bryce Valley Holiday KOA
This area is a nature lover’s dream. There are so many places to hike within relatively close proximity to the KOA.
This is a glimpse of the area attractions within driving distance of the Cannonville/Bryce Canyon KOA Holiday.
- The Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument – 5 minutes
- Mossy Cave and Waterfall – 11 minutes I would recommend doing this hike before you do to Bryce Canyon. It’s on the way there.
- Kodachrome Basin State Park -12 minutes
- Bryce Canyon National Park Entrance -22 minutes
- Willis Creek Slot Canyon – 23 minutes
- Red Canyon -27 minutes
- Escalante Petrified Forest State Park – 35 minutes
- Grosvenor Arch -36 minutes
- Anasazi Indian Village State Park – 1 hour
- Calf Creek Falls – 1hr 2 minutes
- Scenic Byway 12 (an All-American Road)
- Cedar Breaks National Monument – 1 hour 17 minutes
- Zion National Park -1 hour 28 minutes
- Capital Reef National Park – 2 hours 7 minutes
There is also an assortment of recreation nearby including fishing, ATV tours, horseback riding, canoeing, and more.
Use the Camper Resource Book in Your Cabin
We found this guide to be a great resource during our stay. We visited Mossy Cave and waterfall because of its reference in the book.
If we had more time in the area, we would’ve tried to cross more of the places shared in the book off the list during our stay.
Your KOA hosts are a great resource for the best places to eat, hike, mountain bike, fish, horseback ride, or take a leisurely drive.
Great Places to Eat Near the Cannonville/Bryce Valley KOA Holiday
We are not big on cooking during vacation and find it more convenient to eat out when we are traveling a lot each day. We found a few local restaurants 5 minutes up the road in the city of Tropic.
During our visit, we ate at Rustler’s Restaurant two different mornings for breakfast. The food was great and so were the prices.
If you find someone willing to share, I recommend going sweet and savory.
Their omelets are great and so is the strawberry cheesecake french toast.
For dinner, we ate at The Pizza Place in Tropic after we were done hiking at Bryce Canyon.
You can’t go wrong with the breadsticks or their chicken bacon ranch pizza. If we had more time we would’ve also tried I.D.K Barbecue in Tropic.
We ate at the Thunderbird Restaurant after visiting Zion National Park. It was only 15 minutes from the National Park and on our route back to the KOA.
They have great burgers and pasta dishes. I tried the jalepeno burger with sweet potato fries.
Make sure that you save room to try one of their homemade pies. We tried the “Thunderberry” pie made with a blend of strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry with ice cream on the side.
More Information on the Cannonille/Bryce Valley KOA Holiday
You can find more information and book your next stay from the Cannonville/Bryce Valley KOA Holiday website.
Where is the Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA Holiday Located?
215 Red Rock Dr, Cannonville, Utah