Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon Campgrounds


Mather Campground

Located one mile southwest of Canyon View Information Plaza, the most popular of the South Rim campgrounds, Mather requires reservations from March 1 through mid-November. It is first-come, first-served the rest of the year. Please call (877) 444-6777 or visit to reserve a campsite. There are no hookups, but toilets, showers, laundry and phones are located nearby. Mather is open year-round with 320 campsites, and a seven-day limit. The cost of the campsite varies by season, $15 to $18. -

Desert View Campground

Open May to October and located 23 miles east of the visitor center, Desert View has 50 campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no hookups. The cost is $12 per day and there is a seven-day limit. -

Trailer Village

Adjacent to Mather Campground, Trailer Village has 84 RV pull-through sites with hookups. Showers and laundry facilities are available nearby. Trailer Village is open year-round, but maintains a seven-day limit. Reserve by calling (303) 29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free (888) 29-PARKS (297-2757). -


A permit ($10 plus $5 per person per night) is required for all overnight backcountry use with the exception of a stay at the Phantom Ranch dorms or cabins. Ask about a discount annual permit. For fee information and permits by mail (as available), write to: Backcountry Information Center, P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023; or call (928) 638-7875, 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or fax (928) 638-2125. If you arrive without a permit, go directly to the Backcountry Information Center (open 8 a.m. to noon; 1 to 5 p.m.).

Indian Garden

This backcountry campground is located 4.6 miles from the South Rim Bright Angel trailhead and lies 3,100 feet below the rim. Toilets, water and a ranger station are available. Its 15 campsites are open all year. 

Cottonwood Campground

The Cottonwood Campground is located 16.6 miles from the South Rim Bright Angel trailhead on the North Kaibab Trail. This is the last canyon camp before you ascend to the North Rim. Although the campground is open all year, the ranger station is closed from November to April. Toilets and 11 campsites are available. Water is available seasonally.

Bright Angel Campground

Bright Angel is located just 9.3 miles beyond the Bright Angel trailhead and just south of Phantom Ranch. It is open year-round and provides a ranger station, water, toilets and 31 campsites. 


Camper Village

This privately run campground is located seven miles south of Grand Canyon Village in Tusayan. Hookups, toilets and showers are available. Rates may vary. Please call (928) 638-2887 or toll-free (877) 638-2887 for more information.

Ten-X Campground

Ten-X is a first-come, first-served U.S. Forest Service campground, which is located two miles south of Tusayan. There are no hookups. Group sites for up to 100 people can be reserved at the number below. It is open from May 1 to September 30 and costs $10 per site. Please call (928) 638-2443 for more information.

Note: Advance reservations for group sites can be made at (877) 444-6777. For additional RV information, visit