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Places to Camp near Jacob Lake, AZ

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Best Camping Sites Near Jacob Lake, AZ (134)

    Camper-submitted photo from Jacob Lake Campground - Kaibab National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Jacob Lake Campground - Kaibab National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Jacob Lake Campground - Kaibab National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Jacob Lake Campground - Kaibab National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Jacob Lake Campground - Kaibab National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Jacob Lake Campground - Kaibab National Forest

    1.

    Jacob Lake Campground - Kaibab National Forest

    37 Reviews
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    262 Saves
    Jacob Lake, Arizona

    Overview

    Jacob Lake Recreation Area is conveniently located in Jacob Lake, Arizona, the gateway to the Grand Canyon's North Rim. The campground is nestled among the towering Ponderosa Pine trees of the North Kaibab National Forest, where ample opportunities to enjoy nature abound, from hiking and mountain biking to birding. Summer temperatures are pleasant during the day and nights are cool, while several feet of snow cover the landscape in winter. The campground closes each year by the end of October, though the national forest remains open.

    Recreation

    Grand Canyon National Park is a popular destination for campers staying at Jacob Lake Recreation Area. But from the campground itself, visitors can walk a pleasant one-mile loop trail, or take a 10 minute drive to the Kaibab Plateau Trail a section of the Arizona Trail, which runs north-to-south across the entire length of the state. The national forest also has a variety of mountain biking trails ranging from beginner to advanced levels. There is no fishing at Jacob Lake. Reservations for horseback riding and chuck wagon rides, as well as bike rentals, are available at Jacob Lake Inn across the street.

    Facilities

    The group campground is adjacent to Jacob Lake Campground and features two group sites that can accommodate up to 100 people each. While perfect for weddings, family reunions and other large group events, this campground is not intended for traditional camping with small groups of people. The facility offers ramadas, grills, tables, toilets and water. Jacob Lake Recreation Area is very accessible. It is located on 89A, a paved U.S. highway, yet set far enough back from the road to provide privacy. The roads within the campground are gravel. The facility is across the street from Jacob Lake Inn, which has a restaurant, gas station, gift shop and limited groceries, and the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center. The nearest full facilities are 30 to 40 miles away in Fredonia, Arizona and Kanab, Utah.

    Natural Features

    Jacob Lake is at an elevation of 7,920 feet. The Kaibab Plateau is an area uplifted by geologic processes, making it higher in elevation than the surrounding deserts (the closest town of Fredonia, Arizona is 28 miles away and nearly 4,700 feet). Many species of wildlife call the Kaibab home, including the tassel-eared Kaibab squirrel, found nowhere else in the world, and numerous species of birds. The nearby lake only fills up with water occasionally, but marsh areas along the edges of the lake are great bird habitats.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is 44 miles north of Grand Canyon National Park's rustic and less populated North Rim - home to abundant wildlife, hiking trails, spruce-fir and Ponderosa pine forests and unparalleled views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Enjoy a visit to the North Rim from mid-May through mid-October; the road is closed during winter. Grand Canyon National Park>

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    $6 / night

    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 Dark Sky RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dark Sky RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dark Sky RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dark Sky RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dark Sky RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dark Sky RV Park & Campground

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    Dark Sky RV Park & Campground

    30 Reviews
    91 Photos
    205 Saves
    Kanab, Utah

    In 2019, three generations of our RV traveling family fell in love with the beauty and heart of Kanab, UT. We sold everything, took a leap of faith and bought acreage in Kanab. Then we set out to develop a new kind of RV park- one that we yearned for on the road- where natural beauty meets luxury- inspired by our travels across the globe. 

    Just three miles from the center of Kanab, 18 premiere, pull-through RV sites and 10 tent campsites sit on 40 acres of untouched sagebrush. With unobstructed views in all directions Dark Sky guests will enjoy the ever changing vista across the Red Cliffs, Vermillion Cliffs, and the Kaibab Plateau. Epic sunrises and sunsets disappear into the darkest skies and brightest stars in Southern Utah. Dark Sky RV Campground is a new way to RV.

    Every generously sized RV site is a pull through with full hookups, each with its own stunning view. Tent campsites are nestled among the sagebrush, have a softer tent pad and endless views.

    Our mission is:

    To preserve our utopia of undisturbed nature and the darkest sky possible. To provide our guests an inspiring, rejuvenating, relaxing atmosphere. To spread positive vibes throughout the world- one happy camper at a time.​

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab Camper Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab Camper Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab Camper Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab Camper Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab Camper Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab Camper Village

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    Kaibab Camper Village

    17 Reviews
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    122 Saves
    Jacob Lake, Arizona

    Kaibab Camper Village offers the ultimate camping experience at the Grand Canyon North Rim. We're the only campground on the North Rim with full RV hookups, and we can even accommodate big rigs over 40 feet. We also have tent sites and one cabin-style room.

    The North Rim is off the beaten path, quiet and secluded. From Kaibab Camper Village it is only a 40 mile drive along the beautiful North Rim Parkway (State Route 67) to the Canyon rim.

    Our campground is nestled in tall pines, surrounded by the Kaibab National Forest and adjacent to Jacob Lake and a beautiful meadow. Unfortunately, Jacob Lake is actually a pond, and there is no swimming or fishing allowed.

    The nearby forest and Grand Canyon have great hiking and nature trails, and horseback riding is also available in the area. To learn more about the North Rim, you may want to attend the Forest Service's interpretive programs in their newly restored historic ranger cabin and stop by the Kaibab National Forest Visitor Information Center.

    Rates vary depending on site.

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    • Reservable
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    Camper-submitted photo from Soap Creek - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Soap Creek - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Soap Creek - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Soap Creek - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Soap Creek - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Soap Creek - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from DeMotte National Forest Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from DeMotte National Forest Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from DeMotte National Forest Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from DeMotte National Forest Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from DeMotte National Forest Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from DeMotte National Forest Campground

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    DeMotte National Forest Campground

    20 Reviews
    69 Photos
    155 Saves
    North Rim, Arizona

    Overview

    The DeMotte Campground is located within the North Kaibab Ranger District just seven miles north of the entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim. This is about 25 miles south of the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center on Arizona___s Highway 67.

    Recreation

    Visitors to the DeMotte Campground enjoy camping and picnicking, sight-seeing and wildlife viewing. Enjoy a visit to the North Rim from mid-May through mid-October; the road is closed during winter. Hiking trails, spruce-fir and Ponderosa pine forests and unparalleled views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

    Facilities

    Visitors to the DeMotte Campground enjoy camping and picnicking, sight-seeing and wildlife viewing. Enjoy a visit to the North Rim from mid-May through mid-October; the road is closed during winter. Hiking trails, spruce-fir and Ponderosa pine forests and unparalleled views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

    Natural Features

    Many species of wildlife call the Kaibab home, including the tassel-eared Kaibab squirrel, found nowhere else in the world, and numerous species of birds.

    Nearby Attractions

    The North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park.

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Market

    $26 / night

    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.

    Recreation

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    Natural Features

    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 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
    1294 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 Kaibab Paiute RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab Paiute RV Park
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    Kaibab Paiute RV Park

    24 Reviews
    101 Photos
    153 Saves
    Fredonia, Arizona

    The Kaibab Paiute RV Park and Campground is quietly nesting in the middle of all the places you want to be in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. With full RV hook-ups and a large clubhouse you can make this campground your home base while traveling around Zion National, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon along with many more attractions all within a beautiful adventure-packed day trip.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    $15 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Grand Canyon North Dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Grand Canyon North Dispersed camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from Grand Canyon North Dispersed camping

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    Grand Canyon North Dispersed camping

    14 Reviews
    24 Photos
    779 Saves
    North Rim, Arizona

    Off FR 611.

    The vast majority of all three ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest is open to dispersed camping unless specifically restricted for reasons such as proximity to developed campgrounds or other natural or cultural resource concerns. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest outside of a developed campground. If you plan to disperse camp on the Kaibab National Forest, please review our Dispersed Camping Guidelines and Restrictions: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5313083.pdf

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