Grand Canyon Camping
Ask anyone who is even slightly interested in outdoor recreation what the top ten camping destinations are worldwide and they will likely include the Grand Canyon on their list. With 1.2 million acres of land, and hundreds of miles of roads the possibilities are endless. This section is dedicated to the amazing campgrounds and camping destinations on the rim of the Grand Canyon. To get more info on hiking and backpacking below the Rim check out our section on Grand Canyon Hiking.
There are several options when it comes to car camping at the Grand Canyon. Sites like Mather Campground (the most popular campground) on the South Rim, have water and toilets, as well as access to showers, laundry, and a store within walking distance. There is a fairly high fee to camp there, but it is close to everything including the South Rim shuttle system and much more affordable than a Grand Canyon hotel. On the other end of the spectrum sites like Point Sublime on the North Rim have no facilities and take several hours of driving unpaved roads to access. For those with the time and a 4X4 vehicle it’s well worth the scenic drive for a free campsite on the Rim of the Grand Canyon! Read the guide below to learn more or check out our Grand Canyon campsites map.
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