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Virgin River Canyon Recreation Management Area | Bureau of Land Management virgin canyon


Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area is a first-come, first-served campground and day-use area located along I-15 approximately 20 miles southwest of St. George, Utah and 20 miles east of Mesquite, Nevada. The recreation area has easy access from Interstate-15 from Cedar Pocket Exit (Mile Post 18).

The Virgin River Gorge, located between St. George, Utah, and Beaver Dam, Arizona, is a long canyon that has been carved out by the Virgin River in northwest Arizona. The Virgin River rises on the Colorado Plateau and created the topography of both Zion National Park and the Virgin River Gorge.Coordinates: 36°55′15″N 113°51′33″W .

The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area is located off of Interstate 15 and is about 20 miles SW of St. George, Utah and about 20 miles NE of Mesquite, Nevada. This a great spot to stop for a picnics, camping, hiking and close-up views of the river.4.5/5(9).