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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about this campground is that it is first come first serve, so get there early! We got there around 8 am and it was filling up. We stayed in June and it was a little cooler at night, so bring a blanket! So close to the desert view watchtower with amazing views. We had actually booked a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely one of the cleanest campgrounds we've ever stayed in. Had no trouble finding a spot around mid morning. The registration process was very straightforward. There's no shower, but the bathrooms were very clean and camp sites were well marked and organized. It's the perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy sunset at the Watchtower because the campground... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Desert sage and trees make you feel like you really are in the middle of nowhere even with other campers around. No showers but it did have toilets. The water system in GCNP is unique so the fresh water is very good but precious. The Ravens are large enough to topple your ice chests so batten down the food containers.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This park was very well maintained and kept you away from the crowd. There were great little hiking spots with amazing views of the canyon right by your campsite. Make sure you follow the directions on the entry. Drive around, occupy a spot and then go pay at the self serve registration. These directions are posted at the entry and... More 

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This campground, unlikely the other South rim campground, doesn't require a reservation ahead of time. It works off on a first come first serve basis. I get there on a Saturday morning and there were plenty of spots available or about to be available. We set up camp and had to drive to the visitor center in order to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a great last minute spot to lay your head at night. Just have to be there early. Very inexpensive. The park ranger was very helpful and friendly. The place was very clean. Bad part is having to drive 25 miles from the village and showers.

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Thank William S
Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

This is right next to the watchtower which is a great place to view the sunset. There is a restaurant, visitor center, restrooms and gas station right next to the campground. The sites are level with Juniper and Pinon trees for shade. There are restrooms and potable water but no showers. Filtered spring water and ice (byob) are free to... More 

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Valle de Bravo, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

WAY overcrowded, way over rated. Better to go camp on the North Rim, or better yet visit Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah. Too many RV's and playtoys. LONG lines of traffic of people trying to get into the park, and then no place allowed to PICNIC.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Quiet, mellow campground at the east end of the park. Sites are not reservable so arrive by late morning to early afternoon to get a site. Sites on the outside of the loop are more private and back onto pinyon-juniper woodland. Elevation is about 7000 feet ( more or less the same as Mather) so can be quite cool (or... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 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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Offers 50 campsites with bathroom facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert View Campground

Address: 25 Miles east of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Desert View Campground Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
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