This campground is a great place to stay for cheap if you want to camp out near the Grand Canyon. It was only 20ish minutes from the canyon and it was a great place to camp out with a few friends.
I was surprised at how forested the campground was. Most of this area is junipers, but this campground is in a nice shady stand of pinon pines. I'd stay here again when going to the Grand Canyon.
I stayed Sunday-Tuesday in early August. I arrived Sunday around 5pm and the place was about 70% full. It was less than half full Monday night. I was in one of the spots furthest from the highway and there was very little highway noise.
-While there's little highway noise, the campground is less than a mile from the airport. Expect near constant air tour airplanes overhead from 6am to sunset. There's hardly any airplane traffic at night though, so once the sun goes down it's not an issue.
-DO NOT pick a site next to a bathroom. They're kept as clean as possible considering they're pit toilets, but OMG that smell….
-I wish the host was a little more proactive in enforcing the night time curfew. Generators are loud.
-Bring tough tent stakes. The ground is very hard below the first two inches (common in northern AZ). I destroyed two of my stakes.
I saw there's a few questions about a confusing check in, so here you go: Drive in and go find a vacant spot. Occupied spots will either have a sign saying that it's reserved, or a yellow slip of paper in a little green box in front of the campsite. Once you find a spot, park, note your site number, and walk back to the pay station to fill out the pay envelope and pay. Detach the flap of the envelope and put it in the green box at your site.
The perfect campground for last minute trips to the Grand Canyon South Rim. All kinds of camping for tent, camper, and Rv available on First come First served basis for next to nothing cost. Check it out for your spur of the moment trip to the Grand Canyon. It is just 4 miles south of the Canyon entrance, and costs next to nothing. Go to this link for full details:
You won't regret it..
Our visit was very pleasant. Clean campground with good access to hiking.
This campsite is so convenient and very close to the South Rim, while being away from the chaos taking place in the Grand Canyon Village. After one exhausting day of dealing with a ton of tourists and another day of hiking, it was wonderful to come back to this peaceful retreat. It has more going for it than meets the eye; although the sites are plain and don't offer much in terms of scenery, the campground is large, which allows campers to be blessed with a good amount of space. I never felt like I was stacked up against anyone else, and it was incredibly quiet. If you use a tent, the ground is covered in pine needles, but the ground is very firm, so bring a hammer for your stakes. The whole campground is filled with trees, which makes each site feel nestled and cozy, and at night the moon is beautiful as it peeks through. Don't expect much in amenities either; there are only pit toilets, water faucets, and campfire pits, but there is a campground in the Grand Canyon Village that has coin-operated showers. Though there are a number of reservable sites, quite a few of the single-family tent sites are non-reservable, which is what I did. Check-in starts at 2pm, so we got there 30-60 minutes early to make sure we could secure a site. The day we arrived it wasn't really necessary to get there that early, but it wasn't a risk I was willing to take. There is an Information stand with maps and camping rules at the front of the campground, and you place the cash for your site in an envelope and slip it in the reservation box ($10/night for tent sites). Campsite hosts were incredibly kind and helpful. One more thing: not only does the campsite get very, very dark at night, but it gets COLD (so bring layers)!! This campsite was very nice and affordable, and it was so worth it to not be amongst the tourist chaos within the park. It is just a quick drive into the Village, and it was great to have this retreat to look forward to after a few busy days exploring the Grand Canyon.
This is such a great location and very chill campground. It filled up quick but was still pretty quiet when I was there. It's only $10 which is a great price, especially considering how close you are to GC.
The bathrooms were clean but don't have any kind of solar light so you'll need a light if you need to go in the dark :) make sure to bring your own hand sanitizer.
The fire pits had cooking grates which is pretty cool if you're traveling light and don't bring your own.
We came at peak season- and so we were in the overhaul section of the campground. It was a good place to rest our heads and super close to the south rim entrance. We were two steps away from our neighbors who were luckally really awesome and fun people who we actually became friends with and chatted until 4 am over smores and a fire! If you have the right attitude this place is great- but I can see where the crowds would get tiring.
We were so pleased to find this camp on the way to the South Rim (about 15 min from Grand Canyon NP). There was only 3 other campers on the entire site when we arrived in Sept. WE were greeted by a stunning stellar Jay at the sign in station (self pay). Sites were large and clean (we were tent camping) there are rural toilets. Other than that there are no facilities. There are 70 single sites and 2 group camping sites on the property. Beautiful hiking trails with elk and other wildlife all around. GPS Coordinates are 35.93694, -112.12306 35°56'13"N, 112°7'23"W Full information available at recreation.gov
Great wooded campground near the grand canyon that is less crowded than mather campground. Lots of elk and deer in the area. Gets you away from the tourists and visitors of the grand canyon.
By far the best camp near the Grand Canyon with a lot of wildlife and you are far away from your fellow campers. I hope I will come again!