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25 Miles east of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Riga, Latvia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

As we came from Zion / Kanab direction to South Rim, we entered the park near this campground. We were told that there are 2 campings - this and another one inside the park, closer to trailheads and shuttle (which are approx 40 km further). However, the inside camping usually is very busy, and it is impossible to call them... More

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Blanco, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I say "probably" only because we didn't personally check out the other campground options. I read about this campground on Tripadvisor, and coming in from the east, it made sense. As other reviewers have said, great location, great price, and everything you'd need (unless you need a shower, in which case you'll have to drive about 30 minutes to another... More

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Leuven, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This campground was perfect. It's a 30 minute drive to the main entrance of the canyon park, but don't let that deter you. There is a bathroom and a sink to do your dishes, but for showers and wifi you'll have to go to the main campground. There is also no lighting, which is a good thing for stargazing. Just... More

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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Just what we wanted--a quiet low-key night together before an early morning hike. We got there at about noon on a Friday and it filled up pretty soon thereafter. It had everything we needed--bathrooms, fire ring, table, general store around the corner. Easy to check in and set up. All sites are great. If you want something busier then Mather... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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73 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We got a great spot upon arrival at 11am. I know it filled up within a couple of hours afterwards & for great reason. It was a perfect spot for our Canyon visit & we were happy with our choice to stay here rather than Mather. We loved the seclusion from the busy-ness of the park. Keep in mind if... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

My friend and I took a risk and came to the Grand Canyon on a weekend in early June and somehow managed to avoid a bulk of the crowds. Mather Campground was crazy busy, and I'm so glad we didn't even try and camp there and went straight for Desert View. The campsites in NE corner were, in our opinion,... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Not as crouded as the Mather campground, it's a wonderful place to stay. Restrooms were clean, enough space for one or more tents, enough shade, picknick table, fire pit, a bit of privacy if needed, some really great viewpoints nearby, ... However, there are no showers so you have to drive up to the mather campground. It's everything you can... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I don't generally like car camping but this place has lots of privacy options. Many sites have their own little drive and the outside rim boarders national forest land. I think we stayed in site 41. We quickly found a walking path and followed it to one of the best views of the Canyon we found anywhere. It felt like... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

This is a great place to camp, away from the hustle and bustle of the Grand Canyon Village. We came in from the east entrance at 8pm and were lucky to get a site (there were just three spaces left). We pitched the tent and walked a shirt distance to the most beautiful sunset view of the canyon. It was... More

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Northern Virginia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
35 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Right next to the little used East Entrance to the Grand Canyon, this little hideaway is a perfect campground if you want to avoid crowds. About half of the 50 sites are on the outside of the drive, which means you face the park lands and not your neighbors. With only 50 sites, the campground is much quieter than Mather... More

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Address: 25 Miles east of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Also Known As:
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