Storybook forest camping at the Grand Canyon, who knew? Mather Campground provides spacious and shady RV, tent, and even horse sites with stars at night that are simply unbeatable. There’s great sites for group camping, and your party may just turn into a group with all the new elk pals you’re bound to make. Water, super clean restrooms, a dump station, and showers means you don’t have to get completely grizzly on your adventures, and the free park shuttle is a short walk to take you right to the rim. Mather is the place to kick it on the South Rim, just ask the elk!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
306 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Mather Campground.

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Hipcamper Colin
Colin K.
recommends this listing.
February 13th, 2019

Do not be stingy on layers!

Hipcamper Caroline
Caroline A.
recommends this listing.
November 21st, 2018

We lucked out and came at a slow/coldish (low teens at night) time in November. There were only a few other campers in sight.

Hipcamper David
David W.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2018

Stay longer than you usually do

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan K.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2018

Great views and awesome weather in July. I would wake up early and walk down to the bottom.

Hipcamper Elisabetta Fox
Elisabetta Fox P.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2018

Breathtaking location!

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Hipcamper Alice
Alice L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 29th, 2018

This campground is very nice, considering it’s in such a busy National Park. We stayed in site 190, which was surprisingly private! Pretty far from a bathroom, but not a big deal.

We couldn’t have a campfire when we visited in June, but we knew that in advance and it’s not too unusual. The grocery store near this campground is out-of-control. It has just about everything you could ever want, and the food and drink isn’t too marked up. (Though the camping supplies are.)

This is a great base from which to access the glories of the Grand Canyon, but it’s not a campground you’ll want to spend time at specifically. It’s a place to pitch a tent, prepare your meals, and maybe hang a hammock for a little nap after your hike.

Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas H.
recommends this listing.
March 3rd, 2018

Book as far in advance as you can. We were in Pine Loop, which is tent only and generator free. All of the sites there are pretty good for what you need.

Hipcamper Kourtney
Kourtney W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
January 18th, 2018

Can be a bit busy.

Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 28th, 2017

For a campground in such a popular place I feel that it is “campy” enough to get the camping experience. Spaces are fairly close together but this is a very established campground so trees are large, sites are well defined, washrooms are clean.
We dumped at the dump station. There was a bit of a line-up due to elk wanting water. Easy access right by the laundromat.

View out of the back of the RVA few minutes by shuttle bus is the Grand Canyon in all of her gloryAt check in.  At first we thought it was a statue, but no, it was real
Grand Canyon National Park
United States
Phone Number
(928) 638-7888
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36.053° N, 112.114° W
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