South Rim

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The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is such an exquisite site to explore. Campgrounds on this side of the canyon are so popular that spaces can be difficult to come across during the summer. A great alternative is to stay in one of the campgrounds near Williams or Flagstaff , and organize an excursion to the South Rim. During off-season, the South Rim is less crowded. 

 

Mather Campground

Location: Grand Canyon Village

Sites: 315 tent and RV; no hookups

Road Conditions: Paved

Management: Grand Canyon National Park, (928) 638-7808, (800) 365-CAMP; www.nps.gov/grca

Finding the campground: Mather campground is located across from the visitor center in Grand Canyon Village.

Description: The park’s primary campground can be located in the center of Grand Canyon Village. Shuttle service is provided year-round in the village, and along the West Rim Drive in summer. Hiking trails run along the canyon and into the gorge. The campground fills up extra early when in season. Nearby you can discover restaurants, lodging, a service station, and even a supermarket. To keep you entertained, you can find available ground and air tours. In close proximity, gas stations are stationed in Williams and Flagstaff. 

 

Trailer Village

Location: Grand Canyon Village

Sites: 78 RV with full hookups

Road Conditions: Paved

Management:  Grand Canyon National Park, (928) 638-7808; (303) 297-2757;

 (888) 297-2757; www.nps.gov/grca

Finding the campground: Trailer Village is located across from the visitor center in Grand Canyon Village.

Description: Trailer Village is planted in the middle of the Grand Canyon Village. The Grand Canyon Village provides everyday necessities including restaurants, lodging, a service station, and a supermarket. Nearby gas stations can be found in Williams and Flagstaff. 

 

Ten-X

Location: Grand Canyon’s South Rim

Sites: 70 tent and RV up to 22 feet; no hookups

Road conditions: Paved

Management: Kaibab National Forest, (928) 638-2443; www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai

Finding the campground: From Williams, drive north 49 miles on Highway 64; turn right at the campground sign. The campground is 2.5 miles south of Tusayan. 

Description: This campground forest service is a great alternative to camping in Grand Canyon National Park, located 4 miles north. During September, it is a great time to sleep or see your favorite bands in concert. Before taking on any other activities, you should enjoy one of the Grand Canyons Musical Festival Concerts upon the south rim.  Some enjoyable features of the campsite include a nature trail, and the chance to look into some group campsites.  Located in Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village, restaurants, supplies, lodging, and service stations are available. The closest gas stations are planted in Williams and Flagstaff. 

 

Desert View

Location: Grand Canyon’s South Rim

Sites: 50 tenant RV sites; no hookups

Road conditions: Paved

Management: Grand Canyon National Park, (928) 638-7808; www.nps.gov/grca

Finding the campground: From Grand Canyon Village, drive 25 miles east on East Rim Drive to Desert View. From Cameron on US 89, drive west 32 miles on Highway 64. The campground is 0.25 mile north of the East Entrance Station.

Description: Desert view is famous for its uniqueness; It ‘s breathtaking view captures the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River, and the Painted Desert to the east. The tiny village has minimal service — a snack bar, a gas station, and a limited amount of supplies. The closest full services are in Flagstaff.

 

For More Information on the South Rim:

 

Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 3007

Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

(928) 683-2901

 

 

 

 

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