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Places to Camp near Grand Canyon, AZ

Grand Canyon is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. Enjoy the scenic camping, fun activities, and sights and sounds of Grand Canyon. Find the best campgrounds near Grand Canyon, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Grand Canyon, AZ (99)

    Camper-submitted photo from Mather Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mather Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mather Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mather Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mather Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mather Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

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    Mather Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

    185 Reviews
    638 Photos
    1206 Saves
    Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Overview

    Mather Campground is located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. Grand Canyon is one of the most inspiring landscapes on Earth and draws over five million visitors per year to its spectacular scenery. The campground is large and can accommodate a variety of needs and comfort levels. It is the only campground within Grand Canyon Village. Scenic overlooks, the park's free shuttle bus system, the Visitor Center, the general store and hiking and biking trails are all within a few miles from the facility. The campground is at an elevation of approximately 7,000 ft. Summers are sunny with high temperatures generally in the 80s. Thunderstorms frequently occur in July, August, and early September. Fall and spring are mostly sunny and cool with the occasional snow. Weather is variable; visitors should come prepared.

    Recreation

    From the campground, campers can access the Greenway, a paved walking and biking trail that leads to scenic overlooks and the Visitor Center. The Rim Trail, a paved walking trail, is one mile away and runs for 14 miles along the edge of the canyon. Leashed pets are allowed on both trails, but are not permitted below the rim. Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails descend into the canyon. Their trailheads are a short shuttle bus ride from the campground. The park's concessionaire also offers day and overnight mule riding trips into the canyon and along the rim.

    Facilities

    From the campground, campers can access the Greenway, a paved walking and biking trail that leads to scenic overlooks and the Visitor Center. The Rim Trail, a paved walking trail, is one mile away and runs for 14 miles along the edge of the canyon. Leashed pets are allowed on both trails, but are not permitted below the rim. Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails descend into the canyon. Their trailheads are a short shuttle bus ride from the campground. The park's concessionaire also offers day and overnight mule riding trips into the canyon and along the rim.

    Natural Features

    Mather Campground lies beneath a mixture of a tall canopy of Ponderosa pine, Pinyon, and Juniper trees, providing most campsites with ample shade. The campground is one mile from the rim of the canyon. A visit to the canyon during sunrise and sunset yields spectacular views of yellow, orange, red and violet hues in the canyon walls. Layers of rock display billions of years of geologic history. Campers can take a short shuttle bus ride from the campground to the Visitors Center. Visitors can also visit Yavapai Geology Museum, where they learn about the forces that formed the canyon. Below, visitors can see the mighty Colorado River, which flows 277 miles through the bottom of the canyon. Wildlife abounds on the South Rim, including elk, mule deer, coyotes, lizards, songbirds and the endangered California condor. Although condors nest below the rim, they can be seen soaring several thousand feet above the canyon in search for carrion.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous visitor centers, restaurants, museums and shops are within a shuttle bus ride from the campground. Beyond the village, Desert View provides one of the widest views of Grand Canyon and the Painted Desert. The Desert View Watchtower displays the talent of architect Mary Jane Colter. Tusayan Ruin and Museum provide glimpses into the life of a small Ancestral Puebloan village 800 years ago. Both are within 25 miles from the campground.

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    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed
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    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

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    North Rim Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

    37 Reviews
    187 Photos
    949 Saves
    North Rim, Arizona

    Overview

    The North Rim Campground is located on the remote and rustic North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, approximately 210 miles (338 km) from Grand Canyon Village, AZ on the South Rim. It is nestled in a thick ponderosa and aspen forest just on the canyon's edge at an elevation of 8,200 feet. This facility is perfect for tent camping and smaller RVs. Due to its heavily forested location, large and/or high-profile RVs cannot be accommodated.__ The maximum length in each site description is the combined length of both the RV/trailer and tow vehicle. Many sites are not level and have obstacles such as tight curves and narrow passages through trees.__ Some sites may not accommodate trailer pop-outs or awnings.____ The maximum vehicle length permitted on the Cape Royal Scenic Road, Widforss Trailhead, and North Kiabab Trailhead is 22 feet; plan accordingly if renting an RV if you wish to explore these other areas of the park.

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    North Rim Campground is shaded by large ponderosa pines interspersed with aspens which turn golden in the autumn as it is situated at over 8,000 feet in elevation; however, it only takes a short walk to peer over the canyon rim to see millions of years of geologic history. The North Rim lies on the Kaibab Plateau, an area that has been uplifted by geologic processes. Many species of wildlife call the Kaibab Plateau home including the tassel-eared Kaibab squirrel which is found nowhere else in the world.

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    Between 05/15/2024 and 10/15/2024 this location is staffed. Please call (928) 638-7814 to speak with local staff. From 11/13/2023 to 05/14/2024 this location is unstaffed. Please call (877) 444-6777 for general information.

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    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Grand Canyon Camper Village
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    Grand Canyon Camper Village

    38 Reviews
    69 Photos
    239 Saves
    Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Our South Rim campground is open year-round. We are located in Tusayan, Arizona, one mile south of the park entrance, on Highway 64. The Imax Theater, the General Store, restaurants, and shopping venues are all within walking distance.  We offer RV sites with either 50 or 30 amp full hook ups.  Tent camping sites are available without hook ups,  with direct access to hiking on the Arizona Trail.    Our amenities include coin operated laundry and restroom/shower facilities.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Ten-X Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ten-X Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ten-X Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ten-X Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ten-X Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ten-X Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

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    Ten-X Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

    31 Reviews
    68 Photos
    329 Saves
    Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Overview

    COMMERCIAL TOUR GROUPS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT TEN-X CAMPGROUND Commercial operators MUST obtain a special use permit to operate on National Forest System lands, including Ten-X Campground. Due to high public demand, Kaibab National Forest will not be issuing any special use permits for Ten-X Camground until further notice. Therefore, no commercial tour groups are allowed at Ten-X Campground. All violators will be removed from the campground immediately and given a fine for violating the Code of Federal Regulations.__ Perhaps the biggest draw to Ten-X Campground in northern Arizona is its proximity to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Located just 4 miles south of the park entrance in beautiful Kaibab National Forest, Ten-X is a quiet, peaceful campground that generally has open camping sites. A nature trail weaves its way through the pine forest, and many more hiking opportunities are within a short drive. The facility can accommodate individual and family visitors, as well as large groups up to 75 people.

    Recreation

    The campground The campground has a 3 mile loop trail as well as a shorter hikes that allow visitors to observe local flora and fauna. Elsewhere, the nearby town of Tusayan offers horseback riding, helicopter rides and other tours. Many hiking, sightseeing, cultural history and outdoor recreation opportunities lie just a few miles away in Grand Canyon National Park.

    Facilities

    The campground The campground has a 3 mile loop trail as well as a shorter hikes that allow visitors to observe local flora and fauna. Elsewhere, the nearby town of Tusayan offers horseback riding, helicopter rides and other tours. Many hiking, sightseeing, cultural history and outdoor recreation opportunities lie just a few miles away in Grand Canyon National Park.

    Natural Features

    Ten-X is situated in a pleasant Ponderosa pine and Gambel oak forest at an elevation of 6,600 ft. The forest is nestled on the Colorado Plateau, an area of land that was uplifted by geologic processes. 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.

    Nearby Attractions

    Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim, just 4 miles away, is a must-see for Ten-X campers. The adjacent town of Tusayan has a wide array of amenities, such as a gas station, restaurants, small grocery store, banks, hotels, internet access, mountain biking trails and many different tours.

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    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Desert View Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Desert View Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Desert View Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Desert View Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Desert View Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Desert View Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

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    Desert View Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

    31 Reviews
    108 Photos
    588 Saves
    Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Overview

    Located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park at an altitude of 7,463 ft (2,275 m), Desert View Campground is located 23 miles (37 km) to the east of Grand Canyon Village. The Desert View area offers a peaceful setting. There are 50 campsites. Most sites are sized to accommodate tents or smaller RV___s, or vehicles with travel trailers (30 ft./9 m total length). Vehicles over 29' in (8.8 m) total length may not be able to negotiate turns without damaging resources and/or vehicle/trailer. Due to high demand, Desert View Campground requires advanced reservations during its season, usually mid-April to mid-October. You may book reservations up to 6 months in advance. Desert View Campground does not hold back any campsites for first-come, first-served camping during peak season and does not have a wait list or call back system.____ You may book same day reservations online on Recreation.gov or through the toll-free call center at 1-877-444-6777.

    Recreation

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    Natural Features

    Desert View Campground lies beneath a mixture of Pinyon and Juniper trees, providing most campsites with ample shade. The campground is less than 1/2 mile from the rim of the canyon. A visit to the canyon during sunrise and sunset yields spectacular views of yellow, orange, red and violet hues in the canyon walls. Layers of rock display billions of years of geologic history. Campers can take a short from the campground to the historic Desert View Watchtower. Visitors can see the mighty Colorado River, which flows 277 miles through the bottom of the canyon. Wildlife abounds on the South Rim, including elk, mule deer, coyotes, lizards, songbirds and the endangered California condor. Although condors nest below the rim, they can be seen soaring several thousand feet above the canyon in search for carrion.

    Nearby Attractions

    ___ Desert View provides one of the widest views of Grand Canyon and the Painted Desert. The Desert View Watchtower displays the talent of architect Mary Jane Colter. Tusayan Ruin and Museum provide glimpses into the life of a small Ancestral Puebloan village 800 years ago. Both are within 5 miles from the campground.__

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservation adjustments are made online through www.recreation.gov. or by phone (877)444-6777.____

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    $18 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Saddle Mountain (Kaibab NF)
    Camper-submitted photo from Saddle Mountain (Kaibab NF)
    Camper-submitted photo from Saddle Mountain (Kaibab NF)
    Camper-submitted photo from Saddle Mountain (Kaibab NF)
    Camper-submitted photo from Saddle Mountain (Kaibab NF)
    Camper-submitted photo from Saddle Mountain (Kaibab NF)

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    Saddle Mountain (Kaibab NF)

    25 Reviews
    120 Photos
    1313 Saves
    North Rim, Arizona

    Elevations range from 6,000 feet to over 8,000 feet. The name originates from the profile of a prominent ridge that appears from the distance as a "saddle", horn and all. Vegetation is diverse. It ranges from pinyon pine - Utah juniper in the lower areas to mixed conifers in the highlands. The lower elevations provide valuable mule deer winter range, whereas the higher elevations of the southern portion provide summer habitat for deer and blue grouse. In the upper portion of House Rock Valley a herd of buffalo roam.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Bright Angel Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bright Angel Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bright Angel Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bright Angel Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bright Angel Campground — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bright Angel Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

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    Bright Angel Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

    12 Reviews
    39 Photos
    95 Saves
    Grand Canyon, Arizona

    The area is characterized by the river delta where Bright Angel Creek meets the Colorado River. There is a ranger station, emergency phone, pay phones, year-round potable water, and toilets. To reach this campground you can travel the South Kaibab Trail (and cross the black bridge) or the Bright Angel Trail (and cross the silver bridge) from the South Rim, or travel the North Kaibab Trail from the North Rim. Cottonwood trees shade Bright Angel Campground and the creek is a wonderful place to cool off. Deer, ringtail cats, gray foxes, and squirrels are often seen. Popular activities include relaxing, wading in Bright Angel Creek, stargazing, fishing (license required), and day hiking. Day hike destinations include the River Trail and Phantom Overlook. Seasonal ranger programs are offered. Snack items and meals are available for purchase at Phantom Ranch Lodge (meals must be reserved in advance 303-297-2757).

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    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek Area Dispersed — Grand Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek Area Dispersed — Grand Canyon National Park
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    Coconino Rim Road Dispersed Camping

    13 Reviews
    27 Photos
    333 Saves
    Grand Canyon, Arizona

    IMPORTANT Please note: Camping and campfires are prohibited on National Park land. Camping is only allowed once on National Forest land approximately three quarters of a mile from Highway 64, past the cattle guard. Please make sure you are off National Park lands before setting-up dispersed camp. If possible, use existing campsites to limit resource damage.

    Please refer to this document: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5313083.pdf

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