If you are looking for a decent place to park near Bryce Canyon UT and not a whole lot more, the Hitch N Post should suit your needs. It’s not fancy, it’s not pretty, but the hookups work, the internet is good, the lots are level, and the price is decent for the area.
RV Park Cost: $470 ($34/night)
Discounts Used: None (Weekly price includes 10% discount)
Address: 420 North Main Street Panguitch, Utah 84759
GPS: 37°49’47.1″N 112°26’07.5″W
- Reliable internet
- Full hookups including water, sewer, electrical.
- Close to Bryce Canyon
- Large Laundry
- Limited amenities
What’s not to love about a campground that shares my name? Well, love might be a strong word in this case. Good enough would probably be more accurate. Hitch N Post is best described as rustic even though it is in the midst of the small tourism-driven town of Panguitch. It’s a small park with a couple dozen gravel lots. The clubhouse is an uninsulated garage decorated with thrift store furniture and knick knacks. The bathrooms probably date to the 1970s and the grounds are scattered with rusting old west antiques.
That doesn’t mean it doesn’t deliver where it counts. The bathrooms are clean and kept supplied. They have a laundry with a huge number of machines given the camp size making doing laundry a quick endeavor. They have full hookups, barring cable TV, and they all work nicely. Shockingly, they may have the best wireless internet I’ve yet encountered. I suspect that is because this is a small campground and while we have been here it’s been half full at best.
I’m developing a theory that the smaller the campground, the better the wireless will be. Whatever investment big places make in repeaters and other equipment, they just can’t handle the level of traffic their big park puts on the trunk connection they have. Small parks, despite having less invested will have a pretty similar trunk service but far fewer people trying to use it. So far, this has held true for us with perhaps one exception.
The staff we have met here are all work-campers and were incredibly friendly. There is a rather nice gift shop on premises, though it’s long on tourist trinkets and a bit short on food and RV supplies which are what I look for in an on-site shop. The town itself is fairly nice. It’s small and rural and stuff closes early and on Sundays. It caters to tourists so there are many diners and souvenir shops. Amusingly many shops and homes have make-shift horse hitches out front to give it a frontier feel. Across the street, there is a Familly Dollar store which has basic food and drug store items for sale.
All in all, Hitch N Post is nothing too fancy but as a place to camp while seeing Bryce and other local wonders, it gets the job done. The price is about normal, perhaps high for the amenities offered, but much lower than similar camps only a bit closer to Bryce canyon.