Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon Packing Tip: Bring a Reusable Water Bottle
Bottled water is not available for purchase in Grand Canyon National Park. In order to reduce plastics in the park's waste stream, litter along trails and walkways and greenhouse gas emissions, Grand Canyon National Park eliminated the sale of water packaged in individual disposable containers in March 2012.
Designated water bottle filling stations have been installed in high traffic areas on both rims of the park.Like the existing water fountains and sinks in buildings and facilities throughout the park, the new filling stations provide free, Grand Canyon spring water from the park's approved water supply, located at Roaring Springs.
The new South Rim filling stations are equipped to provide year-round access to water and are located at:
Hermits Rest (located near the other public amenities);
Bright Angel and South Kaibab Trailheads;
Canyon Village and Desert View Marketplaces;
Yavapai Geology Museum;
Grand Canyon, Verkamp's and Desert View Visitor Centers; and
Maswik Lodge (in the cafeteria).
The new North Rim filling stations are located at:
North Kaibab Trailhead,
North Rim Visitor Center (adjacent to the restrooms), and
North Rim Backcountry Office.
Two filling stations provide only seasonal access to water:
North Kaibab Trailhead, and North Rim Visitor Center.
All others are equiped with one frost-free valve to provide year-round access to water.
Before the ban on bottled water, disposable plastic bottles comprised an estimated 20% of Grand Canyon's waste stream and 30% of the park's recyclables.
Image: Water Bottle Filling Station at Grand Canyon National Park. Source: NPS.gov.