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Grand Canyon Campgrounds


Located within Grand Canyon Village, Mather Campground offers both tent and RV camping sites. The campground sits at a 6,971-foot elevation. It is operated by the National Park Service and is open year-round. Sites have access to potable water but there are no hookups. There is a 30-foot maximum total length for all vehicles. Accessible campsites and restrooms are available. Pets are allowed, but must remain on a leash at all times, and cannot be left alone.

Amenities include laundry and showers. Wood and charcoal fires are permitted in provided campsite grills only. Wood is available at the general store. Reservations are recommended from mid-March 1 through mid-November. The campground is usually full by noon during this time period. A maximum of two vehicles, six people, and/or three tents are allowed per site (any vehicle that another vehicle is towing, whether a car, boat, trailer, pop-up, tent trailer, fifth wheel, or a motorhome, is considered two vehicles).

Full-hook-up sites are located in Trailer Village, a concessionaire-operated RV park at Grand Canyon Village. It is the only RV park closest to the Grand Canyon's South Rim. Its paved, pull-through sites are perfect for vehicles up to 50 feet long. Set in a high desert landscape, the park is open year-round. Pets are allowed while on a leash at all times. There is a shuttle that runs to the South Rim Grand Canyon Visitor Center from both campgrounds.

Desert View is a less developed NPS campground located at the east entrance to the park, about 25 miles east of Grand Canyon Village. It is first-come, first-served (no reservations accepted). There are no hookups at Desert View, and it usually fills by noon each day. There are 50 campsites available in the Desert View Campground that can accommodate tents or small RVs (a combined total length cannot exceed 30 feet). Sites are limited to six people, two tents, two vehicles, and/or one RV. It is open seasonally from mid-April to mid-October with a seven-day maximum stay.

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A 52 Weeks of Fun Fascinating Fact about Grand Canyon Campgrounds

People have been camping continuously in the Grand Canyon for at least 12,000 years, based on the oldest artifacts found so far.

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  • Grand Canyon Campgrounds
  • Grand Canyon Village
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