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Grand Canyon Base Camp

1 review
· Williams, Arizona
3 acres
1 site
1 Caravan
We own a 40 acre ranch behind this sub-division of ranchettes. Over the years became acquainted with the previous owner of this property. They loved it and took care of it as their vacation spot. They improved it and fenced it. But then, like with all of us, they got too old to really enjoy it or keep it up. So we bought it from them, partly because we knew the quality of the work they had done on the place, and partly to give our friends peace of mind, knowing their baby would continue to be cherished and cared for. The fence keeps out the cattle that open range in the area, and over the years the landscape has returned to it's natural state. You will see much healthier trees, shrubs, and wildflowers on the property. I know you will love this place as much as we do. A mere 27 miles from the South entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, you will find this private little hideaway a half mile off the black top pavement, nestled between highway 180 and forest service land, with spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks, Kendrick, Sitgreaves, and Bill Williams mountains. These three acres offer a picnic table, an outdoor shower, and an enclosed composting toilet for your convenience. Potable water is in short supply around here, so you should bring your own drinking water. Bottled water, ice, and provisions can be purchased in the town of Grand Canyon Junction, a mere 6 miles away. Reclaimed rain water is provided for washing and showers.  Solar panels provide ample electricity to charge your devices. Some outdoor gear is available to loan, should you be in need, free of charge as long as it is returned free of damage.  A partner in the property has lived in the regional area for 44 years and was a National Park Ranger at several Northern Arizona and southern Utah National Parks. When available, his extensive experience may prove useful! Grand Canyon National Park, is a dark sky park, and in an effort to protect our magnificent night sky, this campground has minimal lighting. Under most conditions you can get to our campground in a passenger car, however these are rural dirt roads, so if heavy rain or snow is in the forecast the roads may not be drivable in a two wheel drive, and keeping your speed down will help you get to our property without damaging your vehicle or, for that matter, our roads. Your RV can be as simple as a van, or as complex as a motorhome. A cabana is available for your use, if you would rather just throw a cot out, but be protected from the weather and sun. No human waste disposal is on site, and you must dump your tanks at an alternate location. However, we have picnic tables, non-potable water, a composting toilet, a sink, and an outdoor cold shower, as well as trash and recycling bins for your convenience. Quiet hours begin at eleven PM so that our guests can enjoy our spectacular night sky and the inner peace it conveys. All National Parks have a daily entry fee, and yearly passes are available for purchase at the Grand Canyon entry gate, as well as online from the National Park Service portal, NPS.gov. Hiking in the canyon is dangerous, for both the hiker and the natural habitat, and thus is highly regulated. You must use authorized venders for guides. Since the volume of travelers is high year round, and from all over the globe, auto traffic is high, and heavily policed as well. Please follow all posted traffic signs. After your hectic and awe inspiring trip through the canyon, you can return to our comfortable camp, and gaze up at the most spectacular night sky you will ever see, an awe inspiring sight of its own. Our purpose at Grand Canyon Base Camp, is not only to inspire and educate, but to protect the fragile local environment. The trees in the area, juniper and pinyon pine, are drought stressed and many are dying. We own several properties in the area, purchased for the purpose of conservation. The fees and donations we collect help us maintain and protect these properties and the wildlife that call them home.
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Williams, Arizona, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Kelly M.Joined in May 2021
1 Ratings · 1 review
Gwen S.recommends
May 21, 2022
Grand Canyon Base Camp
Camping near the Grand Canyon
Kelly was an amazing host and had a lot of great info to share about the area! She’s done a fantastic job putting together a warm and welcoming site! We felt very safe and will definitely come back:)
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