Description

The North Rim Campground is filled with towering trees, shady sites, and the quiet nostalgia the North Rim is known for. Sites for RVs, tents, and groups are nearby to water, restrooms, general store, and even pay showers. A quick jaunt along the Transept trail will take you to the historic Grand Canyon Lodge for ice cream, or along the rim for a sunset show you won’t believe! If you’re feeling really adventurous, book a backcountry permit to stay in this campground in the winter! Since the North Rim operates seasonally, you can snowshoe or ski in, and feel like you’re king of the rim in the quiet solitude of the cooler months. We’re North Rim fans and you will be too!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
89 sites
Up to 25 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at North Rim Campground.

Beach
River, stream, or...
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Hipcamper Travis
Travis H.
recommends this listing.
December 24th, 2021

It might be very windy....

Hipcamper Julian
Julian B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 7th, 2019

We tent camped at North Rim Campground on Friday, October 25th, 2019. (High: 72F, Low 35F). We reserved one of the last remaining sites online about 4 days before arriving.

Even though the campground was nearly fully booked online, the reality was that less than half of the sites were actually occupied which was a bummer to see. With that being said, if you're desperate and find yourself in the area in late October, you can always check in with a ranger to see if any sites have been released due to multiple night booking no-shows. (I'm not aware if there is a system in place for this, perhaps someone else can ask a ranger and update us here!)

The camp features flush toilets and running water. Each site has a a picnic table and fire pit.

Our setup at North Rim Campground in October 2019.
Hipcamper Carlos
Carlos L.
recommends this listing.
April 16th, 2019

Gets cold during spring nights

Hipcamper W.Rodney
W.Rodney A.
recommends this listing.
November 3rd, 2018

7,000 ft. elevation always be ready for cool weather....

Hipcamper Michael
Michael S.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2018

I actually camped at Havasupai Campground but it was not listed on the site. You need to commit early and get permits because it is very popular but worth it! It is a 10 mile hike in from the rim.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael E.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 10th, 2018

We came here during spring break so it was still a little cool at night, like 35 degrees and during the day it was around 60. Perfect if you have warm gear and like hiking without sweating! The grounds were quiet and not too crowded with plenty of space in between each site. A short hike and your on the rim! Would definitely come back during this time again. Love the GC.

Hipcamper Carly
Carly G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
February 9th, 2018

Be sure to reserve in advance!

Hipcamper Heidi
Heidi S.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2017

pay more for the premium sites if you can get one. They are right on the rim, and have the best views. The tent sites are off to the side, and don't have much in the way of views, but are conveniently located to a great view

This was Tent site 6.  Not much of a view, but nice for star gazing.Nice wooded sites.This nice view is walking distance to the tent sites.  It is a small area, but is great for sunset
Hipcamper Ali
Ali H.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2017

Always bring more water than you think. We are prepared for 120 degree weather at all times, especially when you hike down in the canyon, always bring at least two liters of water.
North rim is always much more quiet than the south rim ( in personal opinion) We go once a year and haven't been disappointed!
There is always so much to do so make sure you give yourself at least three full days.

Park
Grand Canyon National Park
State
Arizona
Country
United States
Phone Number
(928) 638-7888
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.21° N, 112.061° W
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