Check out Camping at Grand Canyon National Park Campgrounds

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Check out Camping at Grand Canyon National Park Campgrounds

Go for adventurous trip of camping & hiking around Grand Canyon, the great way to see the splendor of one of the nation's most famous national parks for yourself.

If want to spent adventurous vacations at any national park, go through grand canyon campsites are the best options to stay. Grand Canyon camping choices are available within the park, in nearby national forests and state parks, and at RV parks in nearby towns.The Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most popular parks to visit.At 277 miles long and 15 miles wide, the Grand Canyon is inarguably probably the most spectacular sites on the planet. One of the seven wonders of the natural world, the canyon’s incredible rock formations, color variations and craggy crevices combine to create a hauntingly beautiful holiday destination. Camping in the park on the South Rim is generally restricted to established campgrounds, although a couple of remote sites can be found with a Backcountry permit. Campsite reservations are generally booked well in advance. Reservations are accepted as much as, but not more than, three months in advance. Campgrounds inside the Grand Canyon National Park are operated by the National Park Service within its guidelines, restrictions and camping fees. Outside of the park campgrounds area also available in the surrounding Kaibab National Forest. If you wish to camp anywhere within the Grand Canyon National Park apart from developed campgrounds around the rims, a Backcountry Permit is required from your Backcountry Information Center.

Grand Canyon National Park Campgrounds

Backcountry Camping

You can camp in Grand Canyon National Park outside a developed campground on the rim if you first obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center. This also includes Bright Angel Campground at Phantom Ranch. All campsites in the Inner Canyon need a backcountry permit. Sometimes a couple of permits can be found the same day, however it is strongly advised that you obtain your permint in advance. The charge for backcountry camping in Grand Canyon National Park is $10 per permit along with an additional $5 per night per person.

North Rim Camping

Check out Camping at Grand Canyon National Park Campgrounds

Camping at grand canyon

If you enjoy camping, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon offers one of the nicest campgrounds in the region, complete with magnificent views from the canyon. You will find no hookups however, so be ready to rough it. The campground is open from mid-May to mid-October, but camping is allowed following the campground closes in October.

Mather Campground

Located near Grand Canyon Village, Mather Campground offers great camping near to all the South Rim’s conveniences and hiking trails. No hookups are available, but RVs are welcome. Or try the adjacent Trailer Village, an RV campground with full hookups. Campsites fill quickly at both locations during peak months, so reservations are strongly recommended from April though November.

South Rim – Trailer Village

The South Rim is definitely the more accessible area of the park, with many chances to see the Canyon from your comfort of your car. 90% of visitors only visit the South Rim. Along the Rim there is the Grand Canyon Village which is the center of activity as well as the transportation hub from the South Rim. This is the only spot in which the railroad reaches the Canyon.Grand Canyon Village also has a historic district that was primarily built by Santa Fe railroad workers in the first half of the 20th century. All along the Grand Canyon Village, you will find museums, areas to see the Canyon, along with a free shuttle service. The business district even has a bank and post office.

Kaibab Plateau Camping

Check out Camping at Grand Canyon National Park Campgrounds

Grand Canyon National Park Campsite

Kaibab National Forest covers two-thirds of the Kaibab Plateau as well as the Grand Canyon covers one-third. The Kaibab National Forest offers unpopulated drives through Ponderosa pine and aspen forests to see points from the Grand Canyon. Crazy Jug Point and Timp Point view points are two of the most popular. The Kaibab National Forest allows camping on the majority of the forest roads, just ensure you are outside of the Grand Canyon National Park boundaries. Camp a minimum of .25 mile from paved roads and water sources and check in the Kaibab Visitor Center for other restrictions.

Grand Canyon Railway RV Park – The Luxury Campgrounds

Perhaps one of the most sought after campgrounds by RVers is definitely the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, two blocks from Route 66 at Williams. RV owners can decide on 124 pull-through sites, back-ins and buddy spaces. All sites can accommodate big rigs and have wireless Internet, cable TV and access to a jacuzzi and indoor pool. Convenience store, showers and laundry facilities are on-site. DeMotte Campground within the North Kaibab District also provides many conveniences, such as a restaurant, store, trash service and amphitheatre. However, it limits its RVs to 22 feet long.

Camping at Grand Canyon South Rim

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