Zion Lodge has become one of the few national park lodges in the country to offer electric car charging stations to visitors of the park. The lodge recently installed two Level 2 Clipper Creek Dual CS 40 systems. The stations are available on a complimentary and first-come, first-served basis to visitors of the park.
“We have noticed more and more of our guests are driving electric vehicles, and we believe these charging stations will encourage them to relax and recharge their own personal batteries here at the lodge,” said Daisy Hobbs, general manager of the lodge.
During the months of November through March, visitors may drive private vehicles into the park regardless of whether they are staying at the lodge, while visitors during the months of April through October may drive into the park if they have reservations at the lodge. Day visitors during the summer season may travel into the park from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center using a free shuttle operated by the National Park Service.
Zion Lodge is operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts, which has long been recognized and honored for its industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Zion Lodge has received numerous environmental awards for its programs. Most recently, the lodge received “Top Product of the Year” in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards for developing an innovative water-cooled system for walk-in refrigeration units in its Red Rock Grill kitchen. The system has resulted in a drop in use of nearly 1 million gallons of water annually. Since 2010, the lodge has used 19.4 percent less water, 4.2 percent less electricity and 44 percent fewer petroleum products. Additionally, the lodge has increased its sustainable retail items by 68 percent.