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This park is run by the same company that runs the lodges at Grand Canyon and other NPs ((888) 297-2757) and is very well managed. It is inside the NP and within walking distance to the supermarket, cafeteria, visitor center and free shuttle bus transport throughout the South Rim. Excellent Ranger security. RV spaces were quite wide, pretty level and mostly dirt and gravelly. Amenities were few, but you are surrounded by forest and about a mile from the nearest canyon view. If it was located elsewhere, I'd rate it a 6. Do not confuse with similar sounding Grand Canyon Camper Village, which is a few miles outside the NP entrance.

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This very large park is part of the Riverside Hotel and Casino property. The northeastern boundary is adjacent to the parking garage, ancillary casino, Mexican restaurant and air conditioned walkway that crosses the main street to the towers. There is little shade, but sites are cement, level pads, with terraced paved streets up the slope of a low hill. The ambiance is "stark", being carved out of the desert and well maintained. Pull throughs are designed for motorhomes, not pull trailers, but back-ins are easy to negotiate. We did not detach in our back-in (Expedition and 23 ft travel trailer - longer rigs would have to detach). Few amenities but large, clean A/C bathrooms and showers. Office was organized and staff was friendly and helpful. The casinos and the river are the big draws. A good stopover between Grand Canyon and metropolitan Southern California.