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Campgrounds of Grand Canyon

There are three developed campgrounds within Grand Canyon National Park, two on the South Rim and one on the North Rim. All of them are predictably very popular, and will be full throughout the summer months. North Rim in particular needs to be reserved far ahead of time.

Desert View Campground

  • Size & Cost: 50 sites, $12 per site
  • Open: April through October
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 25 miles east of Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim, along Desert View Drive
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables
  • Demand: Very high. This campground is the only non-reservation campground in Grand Canyon, and is often full early in the day, especially in high summer.

Mather Campground

  • Size & Cost: 327 sites, $18 per site
  • Open: All Year
  • Reservations: March through November, Reserve Online
  • Location: In Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, dump station – showers, laundry and campstore nearby
  • Demand: Very high. This is the park’s main campground, and it is very large. However, during the summer season, it is typically full by noon, if not before. Reservations are strongly suggested.

North Rim Campground

  • Size & Cost: 80 sites, $18-$25 per site
  • Open: May through October
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: Near the end of the North Rim Entrance Road
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, dump station – showers, laundry and campstore nearby
  • Demand: Extreme. This campground is located in the North Rim area, in a wooded area near the rim. Some sites have a view of the canyon rim. It is almost always full, often early in the day. Reservations are strongly suggested.

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