Kaibab Lake sits among the diverse landscape of Kaibab National Forest of northern Arizona. The lake is a popular spot for fishing and picnicking, as well as for RV and motorhome campers. With Grand Canyon National Park just 60 miles north and several other cultural and historic sites nearby, the location is a hotspot for recreation, learning and sightseeing.
Kaibab Lake is a popular area to join friends or family for a picnic in the cool pines. A number of forest attractions are easily accessed from the campground, such as overlooks, dams and hiking trails. A nature trail wanders through the facility.
Swimming is not allowed in the lake, but anglers can take to its shores or deeper waters via an accessible fishing pier and small boat ramp. On clear nights, campers can turn their eyes to the night sky to enjoy spectacular views of summer stars.
The campground offers individual, double and group campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings. Tents, trailers and motorhomes up to 40 feet can be accommodated.
Campers have the convenience of a group picnic area, restrooms, trash bins and water faucets. Drinking water is provided, however motor homes and RV water tanks cannot be filled due to limited water supply. Firewood bundles, ice, bait and ice cream are can be purchased on-site.
Kaibab National Forest is nestled on the Colorado Plateau, on an area of land that was uplifted by geologic processes. The lake sits at an elevation of 6,800 feet, and pine forests and grass line its shores, while wildflowers add extra color to the landscape in late spring and early summer.
Summer temperatures range from 50 degrees at night to 80-90 degrees during the day. Summer thunderstorms, known as the monsoon, can build up quickly, especially during July and August. Snow is common from December through March.
Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim is about one hour north of the campground. The cities of Williams and Flagstaff have amenities such as shops, restaurants and cultural and historic sites.
From canyons to prairies, peaks to plateaus, Kaibab National Forest offers layers of opportunity for peace, solitude and discovery. Over 300 miles of trails, some clinging to the rims of the Grand Canyon, allow visitors to step off the beaten path into uncrowded landscapes.
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In the winter, you can hear the ice cracking on the lake which other than wildlife may be all you hear. I'm all about solitude. If you're camping, pick one of the large group sites here and you'll have it! Lake level is often low and fish are scarce but have fun trying anyway. It's beautiful. Camp hosts have always been friendly, helpful, and keep the facilities clean. Listen in for one of the informative nature talks they offer most weekends. This lake is close to the adorable town of Williams. Enjoy the nostalgic Route 66 town shops and restaurants and take a ride on the Polar Express!
love this campground. We came here several times growing up and it was always a great experience. The best time to visit is early summer as it is beautiful and not too hot yet. If you come in fall expect some frozen areas and keep your RV pipes warm!
We camped in the Kaibab National Forest in Williams, AZ for my friend's birthday and it was absolutely amazing! So peaceful and relaxing! I will definetly go again!
A then-boyfriend’s family rented this place for a family reunion, it was very pretty with a lot to do. There are areas for groups and just 1 tent too. Very convenient next to the highway. This is a huge huge National Forest, but since it’s a National Forest and not a National Park the facilities for both camping and recreation are pretty simple, but there is a small general store. Great forests and shady campgrounds, really cheap, very clean, water provided, large campsites. Easy and difficult hiking trails, lots of fishing. Enjoy!
Peaceful, quiet! Wonderful camp hosts. Very clean sites.
I camped in the dispersed camping area across the highway from the actual campground because the campground was full. It was nice except for a lot of big rocks and thistles. Water is in short supply so if at all possible bring your own. The campground will let you get water but only smaller amounts and it costs 10 cents a gallon.
The Kaibab National Forest is a beautiful area; roads leading all directions, not all of them connect. We were pretty excited to camp under the stars. The skies here are BIG! So quiet, and peaceful. We were thrilled to find a camp spot in a small meadow with a pond that the wildlife used for water.
Some roads were rough, needing a four wheel drive; just our style; some are more than an hour from pavement,; again, exactly our style. It was fun to look, and then look again for just the right spot. This area is just north of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, so be sure to check that out. There is a lot to see here. If you are looking to camp on National Park property, get there early and make a reservation. We opted for primitive camping and were thrilled with it.