Grand Canyon Camping & RV Parks

Camping at an RV park when visiting the Grand Canyon National Park offers great proximity to the Grand Canyon. There are many RV parks and campgrounds located close to the Grand Canyon, providing convenient access to the park's attractions allowing you to spend more time exploring the park and less time commuting from distant accommodations. Being this close to the rim makes catching sunrises and staying for sunsets a very easy and convenient mini-adventure.

Most RV parks offer a range of amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable including seasonal full hookups for water, electricity, Wi-Fi access, laundry facilities, restrooms, showers, and recreational areas, and most Grand Canyon RV parks are also pet-friendly, Remeber that though pets are premitted into the park and on the Rim Trail, pets are not permitted on trails that go down the canyon.

RV parks at Grand Canyon National Park are designed to accommodate RVs of various sizes and types, making it easier to park and set up camp. They often have pull-through sites or spacious lots, making it convenient to maneuver larger vehicles. Depending on the length of your stay and the amenities you require, RV parks can be a cost-effective option compared to hotels or lodges inside or near the park. Staying in an RV park also allows you to immerse yourself in nature, waking up to the sights and sounds of the outdoors just a short walk aways from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Camping or staying at an RV park when visiting Grand Canyon National Park is an excellent choice for easy, budget, and proximity to amazing views.

For first-time backpackers in Grand Canyon National Park, the most popular itinerary is to spend a few nights at either Bright Angel or Indian Garden Campground. The Bright Angel Campground can be accessed by either the South Kaibab Trail or the Bright Angel Trail (6.8 and 9.3 miles from the Rim, respectively); Indian Garden Campground is accessible from the Bright Angel Trail (4.6 miles from the Rim.) Both campgrounds have restrooms, treated drinking water, established campsites, individual food storage canisters (to thwart the critters), and are frequently staffed by helpful park rangers.

Atop the South Rim in busy Grand Canyon Village, within walking distance of Market Plaza, you'll find two developed (vehicles-permitted) campgrounds: Mather Campground offers over 300 camp and RV sites (no hookups) suitable for tents, trailers and small motorhomes; and Trailer Village - the only Grand Canyon RV campground with full hook-ups - a concessioner-operated RV park with full hook-ups. Reservations for Trailer Village are made through Xanterra Parks and Resorts.

Desert View Campground, also on the South Rim of the park but 25 miles to the east of Grand Canyon Village along Desert View Drive, is available on a no-reservation, first-come first-served basis. There are no RV hook-ups at Desert View.

Any Grand Canyon North Rim vacation will require an overnight, whether camping or lodging. The merits of choosing to make the trip to the North Rim are clear: far fewer crowds at the Rim and on trails; dramatic views distinct from those you'll get at the South Rim or West Rim; world-class hiking and backpacking and breathtaking scenery. When the sun goes down on your North Rim visit, the reasons to camp inside the National Park or just outside of the park boundaries atop the Kaibab Plateau are just as clear.

Below the rim at Cottonwood Campground, with approved backcountry permit, the costs are $10 per permit plus $5 per person per night camped below the rim (2 maximum consecutive nights) and $5 per group per night camped above the rim.

Cottonwood Campground is a small campground 6.8 miles below the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on the North Kaibab Trail. Bright Angel Creek nearby offers a cool and refreshing place to get wet. Seasonally (mid-May to mid-Oct) potable drinking water is available at the campground. During other times of the year you should be prepared to filter/treat water obtained from the creek. Cottonwood has an emergency phone and toilets. Day hike destinations include Roaring Springs, Ribbon Falls, and Manzanita Canyon.

On top of the North Rim, you can tent and RV camp (no hookups, though there is a dump station) at the North Rim Campground inside the National Park. Outside of the park in the Kaibab National Forest, you'll find limited dispersed camping as well as campsites suitable for tents, trailers and small motor homes in US Forest Service's DeMotte Campground and Jacob Lake Campground. The USFS campgrounds do not have hook-ups and are available on a no-reservation, first-come first-served basis. All campsites, in and outside of the National Park, run $6 - $50 per night based on the site and the season.

Havasu Canyon, home to the Havasupai Indians, is a paradise located in western Grand Canyon known worldwide for its towering waterfalls and beautifully sculpted rock. In this idyllic setting of lush side canyons and sun-splashed cliffs a small group of indigenous hunters and farmers arrived centuries ago and carved out a simple lifestyle; one that continues to this day.

Havasu Creek, the carver of this serpentine side canyon beneath the South Rim, is fed by a deep aquifer. The perennial desert stream tumbles over several major waterfalls on its journey to the Colorado River on the floor of the Grand Canyon. The presence of calcium carbonate in the highly mineralized, spring-fed water gives Havasu Creek its distinctive blue-green color. This same robust creek sustains a rich riparian ecosystem that is home to a wide variety of plants, birds, and animals.

Though many Supai tribal members continue to farm in this flood-prone drainage, tourism has emerged as the tribe's primary source of income. Fee-based camping is offered year round. Camping in Havasu Canyon requires an permit that can be obtained directly from the tribe. For more information on visiting Havasu Canyon, visit http://www.havasupaitribe.com.

To camp below the rim (at Bright Angel or Indian Garden Campgrounds), you will need to apply for and obtain a Backcountry Permit from the National Park Service. Click here for Backcountry info and required forms.

The Backcountry Office will issue your permit and reserve your campsite if available. Submit the permit request form in one of the following ways:

  • Bring your request to the Backcountry Information Center, located inside the park on both the South Rim and the North Rim
  • Fax your request anytime to the Backcountry Information Center, 928-638-2125
  • Mail request to Grand Canyon National Park, Permits Office, 1824 S. Thompson St., Suite 201, Flagstaff AZ, 86001

Permit requests are not accepted by telephone or by email.


FAVORITE RV PARKS & GLAMPING

Munds Park RV Resort

Stay for a day or stay for the season. Take day trips to explore the iconic Grand Canyon or see Sedona’s stunning sunsets! Enjoy over 30 local ATV & Hiking trails, two dog parks, onsite pool, heated spa, live events, fully stocked general store and MORE! Embark on a journey of relaxation a
Stay for a day or stay for the season. Take day trips to explore the iconic Grand Canyon or see Sedona’s stunning sunsets! Enjoy over 30 local ATV & Hiking trails, two dog parks, onsite pool, heated spa, live events, fully stocked general store and MORE! Embark on a journey of relaxation and adventure, where the charm of the outdoors meets the comfort of modern amenities. Authentic discoveries & unforgettable experiences only at Munds Park RV Resort.

Raptor Ranch RV Park & Campground

RAPTOR RANCH Campground is only 20 MINUTES FROM THE SOUTH RIM ENTRANCE!

We are located close to the Grand Canyon. The campground offers 32 RV Sites, 25+ Tent Sites. FREE Raptor Flight Demonstrations to All Campers! and FREE admission to Bedrock City.

There is free WiF

RAPTOR RANCH Campground is only 20 MINUTES FROM THE SOUTH RIM ENTRANCE!

We are located close to the Grand Canyon. The campground offers 32 RV Sites, 25+ Tent Sites. FREE Raptor Flight Demonstrations to All Campers! and FREE admission to Bedrock City.

There is free WiFi Available in Lounge & Laundry Room. We have a Grocery Store on Site, Campfire Rings, Firewood Available at the Camp Store, Giftshop, Showers, Snacks, Coffee, and an Overflow Parking.

Check-In: 1:00 pm, Check-Out: 12:00 pm


Backland Luxury Camping

Take your loved ones on a trip they will never forget. Backland is a luxury eco-resort near the Grand Canyon. Completely surrounded by ponderosa pine forests, our one-of-a-kind tents, chef-prepared meals, and secluded location completely redefine the concept of glamping. Dine by the fir

Take your loved ones on a trip they will never forget. Backland is a luxury eco-resort near the Grand Canyon. Completely surrounded by ponderosa pine forests, our one-of-a-kind tents, chef-prepared meals, and secluded location completely redefine the concept of glamping. Dine by the fire in our glass-walled restaurant, relax with a massage in our tented spa, marvel at the grandeur of the universe through our complimentary telescopes, and take advantage of miles of nearby hiking trails.

    Features:
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Onsite Glass Walled Restaurant
  • Onsite and nearby hiking trails
  • Close to the Grand Canyon and dozens of local attractions
  • Pond with sand beach, fishing, and kayaking
  • Snowshoes and sledding onsite when it snows
    Tents feature:
  • Panoramic windows
  • Huge stargazing skylights over the beds (Skyview tents only)
  • Automatic climate control, fully insulated, and energy-efficient
  • King-sized beds
  • Full en-suite bathroom with showers
  • Luxury linens
  • Electricity in tents
  • Tentside parking + electric vehicle charging at reception
  • Private Outdoor patios
  • Coffee makers + mini-fridges
  • Ecological toiletries + water conservation fixtures

Roam America Horseshoe Bend

Roam America Horseshoe Bend is the newest modern campground in Page, Arizona. Stay in modern cabins or deluxe RV sites. Amenities include a swimming pool, paw park, fire pits, on-site dining at Sun Café, a Lodge with a coffee bar and store, new bathhouses, and adjacent hiking, biking, and
Roam America Horseshoe Bend is the newest modern campground in Page, Arizona. Stay in modern cabins or deluxe RV sites. Amenities include a swimming pool, paw park, fire pits, on-site dining at Sun Café, a Lodge with a coffee bar and store, new bathhouses, and adjacent hiking, biking, and UTV trails. Located minutes from Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, and Lake Powell. Visit Roam America Horseshoe Bend to book your adventure.