Located just south of the Grand Canyon National Park entrance.
RV sites with either 50 or 30 amp full hook ups or 30 amp water and electricity only (no dump). Tent camping sites are available without hook ups. Our amenities include coin operated laundry and restroom/shower facilities. We have a small camp store with excellent prices on post cards and other small souveniers.
Reservations cannot be made for individual tent sites. Group tent rates and reservations are available for tent camping parties of 10 people or more only. Use the form on the "Contact Us" page to request additional information.
We were not impressed. After staying in the Grand Canyon at mather, we were high on the beauty of the park. On the way out we decided to stay at this place. While there all the amenities, it just wasn't what we were looking for. No shade at all at the campsites.
The grand canyon is still right there though. So you still have your hiking, biking, rafting and everything else special about the grand canyon.
I mean, how could it be bad?! Easy to find, obviously SO much to do. We spent three nights there with our pooch, but we could have spent longer. It was the perfect stop on our southwest road trip. A lot of people, but that is to be expected. Views are unreal. Very humbling to see such a natural beauty.
Definitely not a very nice place to stay.
We had an RV on our family trip into the Grand Canyon and we decided to spend the night here on our way in. This place is pretty gross - the toilets are nasty and the showers didn't work.
We would've been better off staying at Mather (which we did on a subsequent trip) if we had booked in advance we would've read the reviews and done a little research!
No shade for the actual campsites either. SEe photo
South of the park about 7 miles is Camper Village which had plenty of spots. It had hookups on gravel sites. Restrooms and showers were coin pay operated which was definitely a turn-off. At night around midnight, a neighboring Mexican bar, started what sounded like karaoke. This lasted most of the night so we didn't get much sleep. We asked to be moved to the other side of the RV park and informed them about the loud music. We were tired but had planned to hike into the canyon that day. Carrying two backpacks of water, snacks and other miscellaneous supplies, we started down the crude hiking trail that only was 3 miles roundtrip. Going down, it was hot and our packs were heavy but it wasn't so bad. The path was a little slippery due to loose soil and the steep grade. We passed Ooh Ahh Point (.9 miles) and headed around Windy Ridge then had to move aside for a tour group on donkeys. One donkey stepped right on the edge and we were afraid it would fall over the side of the steep cliff. Finally we made it to Cedar Ridge (1.5 miles) and sat down for some PB&J sandwiches. A begging squirrel quickly approached for a handout. Two female rangers were there to check on hikers and make sure everyone had food and water. One warned us that two storms were approaching from opposite directions and it would be wise to head back up soon. The trip back up was very rough with little shelter from the sun until we got closer to the top. Jason Jr. and SamBob pulled away from us several times and it seemed that they could keep going all day. I had to hold Wesley's hand to make sure he kept away from the edge or didn't slip on the loose gravel path. Big Jason ended up carrying both backpacks to the top since I was so exhausted. A slow, steady pace and lots of water breaks helped us finish the hike. Once at the top, we all were relieved and proud of this accomplishment. Our new campsite didn't have working electricity so we decided to leave that night and drive a few hours towards our next destination. They actually issued us a refund due to our bad stay there. I would recommend staying within the park for a close-up, genuine grand canyon experience.