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Grand Canyon Camping

Grand Canyon National Park is an ideal place for anyone wishing to camp in designated sites, camp in the backcountry or RV camping. There are 5 campgrounds in Grand Canyon National Park, four of these accepting RVs. Opportunities for camping off the beaten trail are there for the enthusiasts as well.  In those 5 campgrounds there are 612 campsites available, equating to 223,380 camping nights annually. Still due to the parks popularity, only 5% of the parks visitors camp for a night in the park due to limited availability.

However, there is only a certain amount of space designated to camping, so it is advised that any camping be booked well in advance, especially the South Rim, which attracts the most visitors.

Grand Canyon Campgrounds

Campground Toilets? Drinking Water? RV Sites? Campsites Tent Fees Opens Closes
Mather Campground Yes Yes Yes 327 $15.00 All Year N/A
Desert View Campground Yes Yes Yes 50 $12.00 May November
Camper Village Campground Yes Yes Yes 80 $15-55 All Year N/A
Ten-X Campground Pit Toilet Yes No 70 $10.00 All Year N/A
The North Rim Campground Yes Yes Yes 90 $18-25 May October

Campers should also be very aware of weather and location, as very cold nights and extremely hot days are not uncommon, depending on the campsite location. Campers should also always exercise proper camping techniques like no trace camping, and proper food storage to avoid attracting wildlife.