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25 Miles east of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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25 Miles east of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023 See on map
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Offers 50 campsites with bathroom facilities. Less
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Desert View Campground Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
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We were skeptical about this campground. It seemed a pretty big leap of faith to head to the Grand Canyon in a 30’ RV with no reservation, but we are optimists, so off we went. We got to Desert View around 9 am and had our pick of sites. We stayed in #42. Here’s what was wonderfu
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The campground opened for the season on April 14th. We arrived before noon on April 17th and there were plenty of spots available. As the sign says, pick your spot and then go pay. It was $12 a night. We had campsite 41 which had lots of sunshine. There is a fire pit and picnic t
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Great campground with some good and quite large sites. As others mentioned it's a 'first come, first serve' campground, so make sure you arrive pretty early. Anytime before 10 AM should be fine.

Easy self check-in, pretty clean flush toilets and very close to desert view tower
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We were very pleased with our experience at this campground. Campground host very helpful. Beautiful sites with nothing but nature around you. 25 mile drive to a shower but what views along the way! Would stay there again, and again, and again!!
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Arrive early- we arrived at 10:45am on a Friday and luckily got the last spot! Site 40 which was excellent. Love the fire pits with a grate so you can have a charcoal BBQ. There's also a petrol station and a separate marketplace about 10 mins walk away where you can buy firewood
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Hi - We are heading to Grand Canyon next week and wondering about camping options if everything in the National Park is full. We are going to try Desert View but does anyone know more about the camp grounds in the National Forest? We'd love to find something not too far away from main GC areas but a little secluded. Mainly just hope to find a site for our tent. We probably won't get there until about 10am on a Tuesday. Thanks for any advice!
Do you know the name of the free campsite?
Don't think it had a name, but over the cattle gate and just past the fire tower.
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Hello, There is mention of showers available at visitor center 15-20 walk away. In researching I've only discovered the nearest showers are at Mather campground 26 miles west inside the park. Can you please clarify? Thank you in so much.
Hi! I am planning a one night stay at the Desert View campground. I am wondering how to secure a space? Do I need to leave a tent or the car at the space? I am scared it could be stolen if I do, or the space taken if I drive away. I would appreciate some help as I know little about camping :(
Is it a RV only camp ground or tents are allowed as well?
Sorry about the late response in answering your question. I'm a tent camper and it is quite sufficient for our needs!
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"be there as soon as possible (first-come, first-serve)"
"To get your spot, go to restrooms and self pay. You don't have to have your spot picked out when you pay. Ranger marks space occupied"
"Get there early to get a spot"
"Please reach the camp ground before 8 in the morning.It gets filled just before 10."
"The lowest and the highest number campsites are closest to the entrance"
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