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Grand Canyon NP



Backcountry Camping as well as Camping on developed camsites is possible.

Backcountry Camping
Open All Year
To camp in the park in a location other than a developed campground on the rim you must obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center, this includes Bright Angel Campground at Phantom Ranch. All campsites in the Inner Canyon require a backcountry permit. Applying well in advance is recommended although a small number of permits are sometimes available for the same day. There is a fee of $10 per permit plus an additional fee of $5 per night per person. See our NPS: Grand Canyon WebLink below for Details.
Desert View Campground, South Rim
Desert View Campground is located 25 miles east of Grand Canyon Village (South Rim) and is open mid-May(weather permitting) though mid-October. Desert View Campground is available on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations). $10 per site per night. Hook-ups are not available.

Mather Campground, South Rim
Open year-round. Operated by the National Park Service and located in Grand Canyon Village, this campground offers tent and RV camping (no hook-ups, 30 foot trailer or RV maximum). Reservations are strongly recommended from April through November.
Reservations online: See our WebLink to the National Park Reservation System below.
North Rim Campground
Open mid-May to mid-October; Operated by the National Park Service, campsites are $15-$20, no hook-ups, dump station available.
Reservations online: See our WebLink to the National Park Reservation System below.



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Source: National Park Service
Last modified: 20041218
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