WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
CEDAR POCKET, ARIZONA
LOCATIONLocated midway through the Virgin River Gorge at Interstate 15 Exit 18.
Approximately 37° 57' 10" North Latitude, 113° 47' 50" West Longitude
Approximately 2,240 feet (683 meters) MSL
HISTORYSometime during the 1970s, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) constructed and opened a freeway rest area at Cedar Pocket. It has since been closed for economic reasons.
About the same time, the Bureau of Land Management constructed a recreation area and campground at Cedar Pocket. That recreation area and campground is still in operation.
REFERENCESSouthern Utah Memories: Cedar Pocket, Ariz.; a popular camping spot in the Virgin River Gorge
by Loren R. Webb, April 5, 2013