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Grand Canyon Camping

At 277 miles long and 15 miles wide, the Grand Canyon is inarguably one of the most spectacular sites on earth. One of the seven wonders of the natural world, the canyon's incredible rock formations, color variations and craggy crevices combine to form a hauntingly beautiful vacation destination.

Grand Canyon hiking trips and camping adventures are great ways to see the splendor of one of the nation's most famous national parks for yourself. At Cruise America RV rental, we have the information you need to plan a great Grand Canyon camping trip. See our picks below for the best places to camp in the Grand Canyon - and things to know before you go.

Best Grand Canyon Camping Spots - South Rim

  • Mather Campground - Located near Grand Canyon Village, Mather Campground offers great camping close to all the South Rim's conveniences and hiking trails. No hookups are available, but RVs are welcome. Or try the adjacent Trailer Village, an RV campground with full hookups. Campsites fill up quickly at both locations during peak months, so reservations are strongly recommended from April though November. Discounted off-season camping is available from December through March without reservation, making this an affordable option for winter RV camping.
  • Desert View Campground - Surrounded by piƱons and juniper, this secluded Grand Canyon camping spot is nestled 25 miles from Grand Canyon Village, but within walking distance of breathtaking Desert View Overlook. No hookups are available, but RVs are welcome.
  • Grand Canyon Railway RV Park - For an old-fashioned family adventure, try staying in historic Williams, Arizona instead of in the park. Located on old Route 66 around 30 miles west of Flagstaff, this small Western town is the home of the Grand Canyon Railway. Spend your Grand Canyon camping trip here, and take the 60-mile train ride from Williams north to Grand Canyon Village on a classic steam engine.

Best Grand Canyon Camping Spots - North Rim

  • North Rim Campground - For Grand Canyon camping with fewer tourists, try the North Rim Campground. Open from mid-May to mid-October, it's an out-of-the-way alternative to the busy South Rim. However, amenities are limited here - no hookups are available, and after mid-October, the campground may be closed for the winter.
  • Kaibab Camper Village, located just north of the Grand Canyon's North Rim, is the nearest campground to the North Rim that offers full hookups for RVs. Located along the shores of Jacob Lake, Kaibab Camper Village offers secluded Grand Canyon camping amid old-growth pines. It's also a short drive from other stunning natural sites, including Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.