The best camping near Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon Farms

10 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Valle, AZ
The property is made up of Piñon and Juniper Trees along with sage brush. There is incredible views from camping area . The Natives say this was an ancient hunting grounds and I can see why There is tons of wildlife around. It’s very quiet and peaceful out except when the coyotes are howling at night lol. The forest entrance is just down the rd and on the nw side of me is all public land although the only thing you will see on it is a few cows and wildlife. The sunsets are amazing. Follow us on IG @grandcanyonfarms Learn more about this land: We are approx 22 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.. We have great Views of the San Francisco PeakS and Red Butte. This is located right in the middle of unit 9 if you’re a hunter. Our closest neighbor is about Mile away. We have a 1 mile hiking trail. There is plenty of wildlife around Deer Elk and many more . You can access the forest just down the rd from us. This is a true off grid experience we have lived out here for 7 years now and just love it. We can provide you with firewood for your camp spots when u arrive you will have enough wood for the night if you stay longer let us know and we can get you some more. There is a lot of Native American History in the area and have found many arrowheads. There is very little traffic once you go past first two miles so it’s nice and quiet out here. We look forward to meeting you and thank you for considering. There is a few rough spots so just take it slow.
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Grand Canyon Wander Camp

16 sites · Lodging50 acres · Williams, AZ
After traveling the world extensively for over 5 years we discovered that there are few places as beautiful as the great outdoors. We live for untouched wilderness, gorgeous landscapes, and stunning sunrises. Thus Wander Camp was born, a Glamping Property with no boundaries. Finally an accommodation that enjoys traveling the world as much as you do. Wander Camp Grand Canyon is a rustic glamping accommodation, located in Dark Sky country, approximately 30 minutes from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Please be aware that you may encounter other groups during your visit. Our site features numerous glamping tents, and although it is nestled in a secluded area, you may still encounter other individuals. 4WD is recommended! BE PREPARED to drive on rural, unpaved roads, with the potential for both pot holes and large dips along the way. Parking is available as close to tents as possible, typically a short walk of 25-50 feet. Each of our large, waterproof canvas bell tents - 216 sq. feet, 16 feet in diameter and height - include low profile windows and a large netted door with double zippers for privacy. Inside you'll see they come furnished with not only the necessary camping furniture, but luxury beds with high thread count sheets, plush down comforters, pillows and blankets. A soft rug, side tables and leather wingback chairs give it that touch of home. We do operate completely off-grid which means no electricity is provided at camp. We provide solar lanterns in each tent for lighting, as well as solar lighted pathways throughout camp; however, you'll definitely want to make sure you take time to enjoy the darkness for star gazing outside of our tent.
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Gateway to the Grand Canyon

9 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Williams, AZ
Quiet and off grid. No light pollution and amazing mountain views and night sky.
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Camp Sol Hostel At Grand Canyon

9 sites · Tents1 acre · Williams, AZ
Welcome to Grand Canyon's first and only off-grid camp hostel! Please Note This is primitive camping. Guests are responsible for bringing any supplies needed for a favorable experience, including sleeping bags, flashlights, sunblock, firewood, charcoal, food, battery chargers, etc. We Provide: Tents, sleeping cots Shared campfire and cooking/eating utensils Community kitchen with a propane stove/oven Outdoor seating and wash station Porta potty Unforgettable stargazing experience Adventure, cards, and board games We Are: Perfect for budget-conscious adventurers, nature lovers, and eco-travelers. Located 30 minutes south of the Grand Canyon South Rim. Committed to sustainability and creating a memorable and authentic experience. Offering breathtaking night skies free from light pollution. A place to meet fellow travelers, build community, and share stories next to the campfire. Conveniently close to hiking, biking, or exploring the majestic Grand Canyon, just a short drive away. Choose from dorm-style rooms or private tents. Book your stay today and experience the magic of the Grand Canyon under the stars!
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Off Grid BnB and Stargazing

10 sites · RVs5 acres · Williams, AZ
Located inside the boundaries of the Kaibab National Forest, only 25 minutes south of the Grand Canyon, and less than 75 yards off the highway, the Off Grid B and B is a real escape, offering star-lit skies, sunny days, and total seclusion. We host RVs, tent campers, safari tent glampers and even a selection of cabins, in the high desert foothills of Northern Arizona. All of our guests get access to hot showers, a clean and private lavatory, and a large fire pit with locally mined flagstone benches under the shadow of two pinion pines. For side-by-sides and four-wheeler fanatics, there are hundreds of miles of back country trails literally connected to the driveway of this property. Epic hikes abound less than a half-hour in every direction. We are pet-friendly, offer pet-sitting services, bundles of hardwood for the campfire, and even laundry services for extended stays. For directions, FAQs, our terms, and other helpful info, visit https://offgridbandb.wordpress.com/rules-faq/.
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Naked Skull Campgrounds 21+

17 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Flagstaff, AZ
We are Linda and Donavin. Our Hip Camp is a 21+ Only Clothing Optional. Off Grid Campgrounds. We have 60 acres for camping, hiking, walking, biking, rockhounding, exploring, photography, stargazing, meditation, grounding and relaxing in the sun. Our property can be windy and dusty. Wildlife may be present on the property during your stay. You may also see Naked People walking around. We have amazing views of San Francisco peaks and Little Colorado Basin. It is so quiet here that u can hear the birds flying over. We are located 7.2 miles off of HWY. 89 This property is not on Reservation Land. Pets are always welcome on leash. We are 420 Friendly. Follow us at: Nakedskullrv on IG naked.skull.rv on TikTok Naked Skull Rv Campground on Facebook We also have Special Event Availability. We are about 2 miles to the Little Colorado River. *40 miles to the Grand Canyon South Rim. *52 miles to Flagstaff. * 11 miles to Cameron. *9 miles to Gray Mountain. *We provide an outhouse for tent campers. No shower facilities are available.
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Garden of Eden

4 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Valle, AZ
This is dry camping, those who have the proper camping gear, no facilities or amenities as of yet, or not to full working capacity. great for those just passing through in any form of transportation. Just 35 min to the rim 20 min to the gate. We are just starting out, so we are always open to suggestions to accommodate future travelers.
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Switchback Tre's

2 sites · Lodging2 acres · Williams, AZ
Peace and quiet near the Grand Canyon!
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Grand Sky Acres

3 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Williams, AZ
This spacious land is over 4 acres of high desert with breathtaking 360 degree views. Only 45 minutes from Flagstaff, 30 minutes from the historic Grand Canyon, and only 36 minutes from Williams, this property is in the middle of it all. There is so much potential for amazing adventures. You could go fishing in Williams or have a snowball fight in Flagstaff. If you have never seen the Grand Canyon you are in for an ultimate life changing experience. The dark night skies in this area may just keep you at camp. You can see every star out here and enjoy the escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With wide open spaces you have so much room to play.
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The Invisible Home |Grand Canyon|

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Williams, AZ
Welcome to our off-grid tiny home near the Grand Canyon, where nature takes center stage! ☀ Pets Welcome ☀This unique 100 sqft retreat boasts mirror sides, seamlessly blending into its surroundings ☀Only a 30 minute drive from the Grand Canyon entrance ☀Beautiful Stargazing It is highly recommended to come with an SUV/ car that has 4 wheel drive or all wheel drive
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Alien sky highlands

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Valle, AZ
Secluded parking/tent site and also close to amenities (5 min to town) On site you'll find some juniper to provide some shade, the clearest night skies, amazing views all around and diverse wild life. Bring you atv or off road vehicles or horses, pets are allowed just please keep them leashed. The site is located between flagstaff and the famous grand canyon, near the town of grand canyon junction! Kick back and take it all in!
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Grand Canyon Stargazing: Park&Stay

5 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Williams, AZ
Car Camp & Stars! Grand Canyon Basecamp 🏕️✨ ✨Unique 2-acre site near Valle, AZ. Ideal for car/truck campers with rooftop tent (uneven terrain). ✨Starry skies! No campfires 🚫🔥. 5 min to road, 8 min to gas, 32 min to Grand Canyon! ✨Escape light pollution & enjoy breathtaking views. ✨Ideal for: Adventurous campers, stargazers, & Grand Canyon explorers. ⚠️Note: Uneven terrain may not suit tents/RVs.
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The best camping near Grand Canyon National Park guide

Overview

About

Mother Nature had a blast creating the Big Ditch, an awe-inspiring place where ancient rocks soar above the Colorado River in a fiery parade of colors. Forested campsites are just steps from gorgeous views on both the North and South Rims, where hiking trails, biking, and sunset-watching await campers. Looking for solitude? Pack your backpack, fill your water bottles, grab your permit, and hike seven miles into the heart of the place on the switchbacking South Kaibab Trail, with gobsmacking views around every bend. Cottonwood oases provide shade at three developed campgrounds. Across the park, ranger talks add context to outdoor adventures.

Grand Canyon RV Camping

Whether you’re hiking around the South Rim, riding the Grand Canyon Railway, or whitewater rafting down the mighty Colorado River, the Grand Canyon National Park is full of spectacular views and outdoor adventures. Most RVers head to the South Rim, where in-park campgrounds include an RV park with full hookups and space for big rigs, as well as seasonal campgrounds with no hookups, better suited for smaller RVs and motorhomes. Smaller RVs are also welcome at the two North Rim campgrounds from May through October (no hookups). Of course, you don’t have to camp inside the park. With plenty of RV parking outside and complimentary shuttles included with your park pass, you can easily escape the crowds to sleep beneath the desert stars at a tranquil Hipcamp―many are just a short drive from the South Rim.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for families: The large, year-round Mather Campground on the South Rim has family and group sites, picnic tables, and a nearby dump station.
  • Best for classic views: Several campsites overlook a side canyon at the North Rim Campground.
  • Best for escaping crowds: Campsites are well-spaced from each other at the low-key Desert View Campground near the East Entrance. 
  • Best for RVs: The South Rim’s year-round Trailer Village RV Park offers full hookups.
  • Best for adventurers: Bright Angel Campground at Phantom Ranch is set at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the only lodging option below the canyon rim. It’s only accessible by foot, mule, or raft.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Mather Campground sites can be reserved six months in advance for reservations from March through November. Sites are first-come, first-served from December through February.
  2. North Rim Campground is typically open from mid-May through mid-October. Tent and RV sites are available, but there are no RV hookups. You can also try your luck in person early in the day.
  3. Desert View Campground takes no reservations, with all sites first-come, first-served. Set on Desert Rim Drive at the park’s east entrance, the campground is open from mid-April through mid-October.
  4. A lottery-based backcountry permit is required for all backcountry camping outside of Mather, Desert View, and North Rim.
  5. Just outside the park, Kaibab National Forest offers additional camping options.

When to go

The South Rim is open all year, but the best seasons to visit are spring and fall, when temperatures are mild and crowds are lighter. The Bright Angel Trail and others can be icy in winter. Summer is popular on both rims, despite the Arizona heat, although the inner canyon can also be dangerously hot in summer. The North Rim is open seasonally, typically from mid-May through mid-October.

Know before you go

  • The North Rim and South Rim are only 10 miles apart geographically, but the drive between them is 212 miles and takes five hours. Choose an entrance accordingly.
  • The South Rim entrance is just under a four-hour drive from Phoenix and about an hour and 40-minute drive from Flagstaff.
  • Free National Park Service shuttle buses loop around the South Rim on various routes (and are wheelchair accessible). Rent bicycles at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center.
  • Aside from the park’s Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan is the nearest town to the South Rim where you can find gas, grocery stores, restaurants, and the Grand Canyon Camper Village.
  • Free wifi is available on the South Rim at park headquarters and the Canyon Village Market & Deli general store.

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For desert enthusiasts, camping near Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area is a must. Experience camping like never before, with the vibrant hues of the Mojave Desert, unique wildlife encounters, and spectacular night skies that make Beaver Dam Wash a fantastic outdoor experience.

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