Hipcamp host Kelly M.,
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A mere 27 miles from the South entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, you will find a 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. Our property is fenced to help preserve the trees and shrubs from drou

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A mere 27 miles from the South entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, you will find a 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. Our property is fenced to help preserve the trees and shrubs from drought die off and unwanted intruders. These two acres offer a picnic table, a fire ring, 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. Potable 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 tent or as complex as a motorhome. No waste water disposal is on site, and you must dump your tanks at an alternate location. However, we have fire pits (subject to fire ban without notice, as it is dependant on conditions.), picnic table, potable water, a composting toilet, bathroom and kitchen sinks, an outdoor cold water shower, as well as trash and recycling bins for your convenience. Quiet hours begin at eleven PM so that our guests and neighbors can enjoy our spectacular night sky and the inner peace it conveys. (Generators, barking dogs, and loud music included.) 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. Many inexperienced and inconsiderate drivers make driving dangerous. Please be careful, and follow all directions from the park, and law enforcement. For instance, many are looking for sites or roads, and not where they're going, and following too closely can and will cause an accident. Please follow all posted traffic signs. After your hectic and awe inspiring trip through the canyon, you can return to our comfortable private 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 long term 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.

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 24 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 30 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Kelly a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 5PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

Besides what the locals call slow elk (cattle), we have deer, antelope, elk, coyotes, wolves, hawks, eagles, condor, owls, bobc...Read more

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Climbing
Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Grand Canyon Base Camp in Arizona.

Forest

Pinyon and juniper

Mountainous

In the area

Field

A mix of open and treed

Desert
Lake
Canyon
Ranch

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Hipcamper Gwen

Camping near the grand canyon

Gwen S.
recommends this listing.
May 21st, 2022

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:)

Property
Grand Canyon Base Camp
State
Arizona
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site