The South Rim Campground is going to make you feel like you just moved right into the canyon! Nicely shaded sites have lots of privacy, so you won’t feel like you’re on top of your neighbors. The Rim Rock Nature trail is right within the grounds and if you want to brush up on your canyon knowledge, walk to the amphitheatre just steps away for evening ranger programs. This spot not only has amenities to be stoked about, but you’ll enjoy the little community feel of this campground.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
57 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at South Rim Campground.

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Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Sidney
Sidney G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 23rd, 2016

The South Rim has a good amount of first-come, first-serve sites. I had no trouble finding and reserving a spot! Great privacy between sites, and trees are abundant. No sinks or mirrors in bathrooms, but you'll survive. Great site!

Hipcamper Melinda
Melinda H.
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June 21st, 2017

We had such a good experience at the South Rim campground. We didn't have a reservation, but were able to grab a great site in loop C. The sites are fairly close together but there are trees and bushes separating all of them, so you feel fairly secluded. If you go, be sure to check out the evening ranger program and look through all of the astronomer's telescopes. We saw Jupiter, Saturn, a binary star and more!

This park definitely deserves it's Dark Sky designation!
Hipcamper Sara + Mike
Sara + Mike (.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2018

The South Rim campground is close to the telescope park (an empty lot near the South Rim Campground) where the star parties are held. Definitely visit during a star party!

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park is an International Dark Sky Park.The views in the park on the rim drives are insanely cool.
Hipcamper Kaylee
Kaylee K.
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December 9th, 2018

One of the most breath taking sights I've ever seen, at golden hour overlooking the rim!

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
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38.542° N, 107.689° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 57 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)