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Camping at the Canyon

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South Rim
Inside the Park

Mather Campground
Reservations can be made for Mather Campground on the South Rim up to six months in advance by contacting National Recreation Reservation Service (877) 444-6777.

Trailer Village
If you require a site with a hookup (available only on the South Rim at Trailer Village), you need to reserve and pay in advance for your site by contacting Delaware North's website.

Desert View Campground
Located 25 miles east of Grand Canyon Village, this is a first-come, first-served campground with no RV hookups. The campground is open during the park's busy season between mid-April and mid-October.

Below the Canyon Rim
Backcountry permits are required for ALL camping below the Rim at Grand Canyon National Park. Visit the NPS website for more information.

Outside the Park

Ten-X Campground operated by the U.S. Forest Service
2 miles/3 km south of Tusayan. Ten-X Campground is open May 1October 16. No hook-ups or showers; pit toilets and cold water faucets are located throughout the campground.

Dispersed Camping
Camping "at-large" is permitted in the national forest outside the park. Camping must be at least 0.25mile/ 0.4 km away from Highway 64. Other restrictions may apply. Contact the Tusayan Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest, P.O. Box 3088, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 or call (928) 638-2443 for information.

Camper Village
Commercial campground located seven miles south of Grand Canyon Village in the town of Tusayan. Call (928) 638-2887. Open seasonally. Hook-ups and coin-operated showers are available.


North Rim
Inside the Park

North Rim Campground
Reservations can be made for the North Rim Campground up to six months in advance by contacting National Recreation Reservation Service at (877) 444-6777. Open May 15October 31 and operated by the National Park Service, the North Rim Campground fills most days, therefore making a reservation is suggested.

Below the Canyon Rim
Backcountry permits are required for ALL camping below the Rim at Grand Canyon National Park. Visit the NPS website for more information.

Outside the Park

DeMotte Campground Operated by the U.S. Forest Service
16 miles/28km north of the canyon rim. No hookups. Half of the sites may be reserved. Generally open May 15October 15 for overnight camping, depending on snowfall. $18 for the first vehicle, $8 for the second, per site.

Jacob Lake Campground Operated by the U.S. Forest Service
45 miles/75 km north of the North Rim, during the summer only, no hookups or reservations. $18 per per night for first vehicle; second vehicle $8. Free evening programs.

Dispersed Camping
Permitted in the national forest outside the park; there are restrictions, however. Inquire at North Rim Visitor Center inside park, or at Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center at Jacob Lake (928) 643-7298. In winter, contact the North Kaibab Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest, P.O. Box 248, Fredonia, AZ 86022 or call (928) 643-7395.

Kaibab Camper Village (Jacob Lake)
Commercial campground located ¼ mile/0.5 km south of Jacob Lake on Arizona Highway 67. Full hook-ups available. Phone (928) 643-7804 May 15 through October 15. Off-season phone (928) 526-0924, outside AZ 1-800-525-0924.

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