LB - Best Western Grand Canyon Squire

Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS |
Grand Canyon News | Grand Canyon, Arizona

home : grand canyon tour guide : grand canyon tour guide April 17, 2015

5/20/2012 10:13:00 AM
Pitch a tent near the South Rim

To get even further away from it all at the Grand Canyon South Rim, check out the variety of camping options specifically designed for those more inclined to 'rough it.'

Set up camp surrounded by 300 miles of trails, some precariously close to the rim of the Grand Canyon. Allow yourself to step off the beaten path, into deserted landscapes and quiet solitude.

Desert View Campground

Located 26 miles east of Grand Canyon Village, the Desert View Campground is open May through mid-October. Campsites are on a first come-first served, self-registration basis. Be prepared, because the campground is typically full by early afternoon during the summer months. There is a 7-day camping limit and reservations are not accepted. Leashed pets are allowed, but must be attended at all times.

Mather Campground

Open year-round, operated by the National Park Service and located in Grand Canyon Village, Mather Campground offers tent and RV camping. Accessible campsites and restrooms are available. Pets are allowed, but must be leashed at all times, and may not be left unattended. Wood and charcoal fires permitted in provided campsite grills only. No gathering of down wood, wood may be purchased at the general store. Laundry and showers located near the campground for a fee.

Reservations may be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at >

Ten-X Campground

Sitting in a beautiful ponderosa pine/Gambel oak forest about four miles from the Grand Canyon South Rim entrance and two miles south of Tusayan and 47 miles north of Williams on U.S. Highway 180/Arizona Highway 64, Ten-X is a quiet, peaceful campground that almost always has open camping sites.

Ten X Campground has 70 spacious campsites. Some are available on a first-come, first-served basis and other sites may be reserved through the National Recreation Reservation System:

All roads in the campsite are paved. Amenities include fire rings, barbecue grills, water, picnic tables vault toilets, and trash receptacles. There are no utility hookups and no sewage dump station. The campground also has a self-guided nature trail for those looking to discover the wildlife around them.

The Ten-X Campground Group Sites and single sites must be reserved through the National Recreation Reservation System, >, and 1-877-444-6777.

Grand Canyon Camper Village & Grand Canyon RV Campground

Located just one mile from the Grand Canyon National Park entrance in Tusayan, Grand Canyon Camper Village and Grand Canyon RV Campground offers campers a serene place to unwind after a busy day at the Grand Canyon. Open year-round, the campground offers free WiFi, coin operated showers, propane sales, camp store, basketball and volleyball court, group fire rings, group shelter pull-through sites, laundry facilities, picnic table (bring your own grill), walk to seasonal NPS shuttle bus stop and tent sites. Group rates are available and pets are welcome. To find out more call (928) 638-2887 or visit > or

Did you forget something?

The Grand Canyon General Stores offer a full range of groceries, camping supplies, souvenirs and apparel from Columbia, Pendleton Merrell and The North Face. Visit one of three convenient locations along your journey to make your Grand Canyon experience complete.

Find everything you need at Canyon Village Marketplace, located inside the Grand Canyon National Park on Market Plaza Road; Desert View Marketplace, near the east entrance gate inside Grand Canyon National Park; or Tusayan General Store, on Highway 64 outside the south entrance to the park. Delaware North Companies is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

Related Links:
• View guide as seen in print (PDFs)
• Table of Contents

    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Uranium mining to resume at Grand Canyon

•   Papillon celebrates 50 years of air tours at Grand Canyon

•   Tusayan mayor lobbies for lodging reforms, questions Grand Canyon Watershed

•   Texas grown ranger falls for Grand Canyon scenery

•   Flake: 'Continual planning' needed to manage water supply amid droughts

Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1300 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

HSE - Return to Table of Contents Button
HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Grand Canyon, AZ
Click for weather forecast

Find It Features Blogs Milestones Submit Extras Other Publications
Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map
LB - Washington Post 0408 (subscribe)

© Copyright 2015 Western News&Info, Inc.® Grand Canyon News is the information source for Grand Canyon, Arizona and surrounding communities. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. Grand Canyon News Online is a service of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. By using the Site, ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the site's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Grand Canyon News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2015 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved