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Desert View Campground

25 Miles east of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Desert View is about 20 minutes east of the Village. The drive is very simple, just go east on the only road in the national park. The view is a better than the Village because you will see the Colorado river. You can arrive tour bus from Bright Angel lodge or drive.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This campground, just a 15 minute hike from the nearest point of the rim, has everything you need in a campground: picnic tables, fire pits, drinking water faucets, restrooms with running water, all on site; showers nearby (15-20 minute walk from campsite, near the visitor center), and a gas station within 10-15 minute walking distance (gas is about 20% more... More 

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Iligan, Philippines
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361 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This campground is located near the east entrance of the park. They do not take reservation, so it is good to get there as early as possible to secure a campsite. There are many good sites especially for tents. There are no hookups, but there is drinking water and a restroom. No shower. $12 a night and can use a... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a first come first serve campground and we were fortunate to find a site the day we went 6/31/15. The campground is clean, the host was very friendly and always driving around the campground checking things. We felt very safe and our experience was great! My only problem is that there are no shower facilities here so we... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stayed for two nights and would recommend Desert View campground over Mather. First come, first serve for site reservations, clean restrooms, water, no showers. Take a short walk with your coffee for an amazing view of the sun rising over the canyon.

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5 Thank BicycleGirl1
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very nice campground. It's about a 30 minute drive to the Village and all the "action", but that's even nice because the drive is smooth with lots of great views and there's always elk somewhere along the way to see. This trip, in early September, we arrived at 7:00 pm and although the sign said "Full", we did a drive... More 

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3 Thank Sean W
Riga, Latvia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Nashville
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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