Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument

     


Chinle, Arizona
Phone: (928) 674-2106

Sites: 93
Recent Rate: $14 9/2014


Latitude: 36.1522913054095
Longitude: -109.537811279297

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 4
  • Good 20
  • Average 12
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 2

40 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

LifeRidingShotgun

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Large, very shaded, bare bones campground. Three large loops, pick your spot, pay at the gate or self-pay via envelope. No hookups, but there is a dump station and potable water in Loop 1. We were concerned with 80-degree temps and no air conditioning, but our RV stayed cool with all the shade. There are restrooms in each loop, but no showers. No grass, mostly weeds and tons of painful goat heads, so we couldn’t walk the dogs much. Not bad for a night or two. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Fifth Wheel.

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jodykay50pub

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

For dry camping, this was a great park. In August, it was still very pleasant, due to all the shade trees. There were less than 10 campers in the park the 2 nights we were there (Wed & Thur). We really enjoyed the solitude. Our 30' trailer fit into site 78 without issue; we just had to park the truck at a bit of an angle once we disconnected. Note: be prepared for Navajo vendors coming around after 7 pm to hawk their wares. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Travel Trailer.

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User3499

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

I was leery of staying in a campground with no electricity during the summer in Arizona but it was definitely not a problem. The huge shade trees kept it pleasant. Our 35' motorhome would not have fit in all sites, but we didn't have a problem finding a nice one for the night. It was definitely convenient for touring the park. We got the name of a tour company at the visitor center and had a 3 hour tour into the canyon and we were glad we did. We sure learned a lot about the Navajo lifestyle and saw the canyon up close. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Motorhome.

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oldmac

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground appears to have evolved from something less formal. One way loops make it almost impossible to back into some sites. No hookups but a good dump station with water to fill your tank. Great location to start a tour of the south rim overlooks. Pleasant place with lots of mature cottonwoods to provide shade. Short walk to the visitor center. Navaho parks has taken this over and now charges a fee. Cash only, so stop at the ATM before you arrive. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Motorhome.

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CamperAndy

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived at early afternoon, self registration. Roads and sites are paved and narrow, sites are short, some very short and some longer ones. Most of them are in an odd angle so you have to drive in instead of backing into them. It doesn't really matter as there are no hookups at all. We found a back in site long enough for our 5er and truck with enough space for slide out and awning. Restrooms are toilets only and could have been cleaner. At this time, there was only 1 other RV staying here. It is very nice but could be even way nicer with a little bit of maintenance. It is a perfect place to start your tour of Canyon de Chelly. We would return if again in the area as it is the only campground here and we think it is not worth wile pulling the RV to the other campground which is quite a way into the park. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Fifth Wheel.

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morsev

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice setting among large cottonwood trees. Can have shade if you want it; we chose a sunny spot for warmth on cold mornings. Restrooms fine and have electricity, but no showers available. Campground roads narrow and confusing. Most sites are back-in. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Travel Trailer.

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Wandering Wishnies

Review Count: 322
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice clean, quiet campground, right in Canyon De Chelle Park. Very tight interior roads with trees all over. Great spot for visiting the canyon. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Fifth Wheel.

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horsefolk

Review Count: 181
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Lots of Cottonwoods for shade in middle area; outside has sites for satellite users. Sites are all paved and very level. Some pull throughs and some sites can handle some big rigs. Clean restrooms with no showers. Dump site available and water fill. Great stay to see Canyon de Chelly. Will stay here again. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Fifth Wheel.

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adsaxs

Review Count: 159
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall this is a nice campground, but I see signs of neglect. The Navajo Nation took over this campground several years ago. The interior roads and sites have recently been paved. However, this is a confusing campground to navigate in. There are two-way roads that only one RV can safely pass. The bathrooms are old, tired looking, and a bit smelly. The bathrooms did not have paper towels, blow dryers, or soap. There are no showers at this campground. About ¼ of the sites can accommodate large rigs (over 38 feet). Caution must be taken because the interior roads are narrow. Some sites are more level than others. There is one water spigot (without threads) per camp loop. There is a dump station with fresh water. Surprisingly, there was no trash can at the dump station. This campground is dry camping only. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Fifth Wheel.

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normav

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, clean, well-managed campground. Some of the back-in sites were difficult to get in to because of the angle on one-way roads. Lots of shady and sunny sites available. Located at the mouth of Canyon de Chelly, behind the visitor center. A small problem was handled by campground personnel immediately. We would stay here again. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Travel Trailer.

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SteveCampsTx

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice, quiet park. No electric but water is available at several locations. The staff were very helpful when asked about services in town. The drive down the south rim was very nice. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Travel Trailer.

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HercMaster

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

No hookups, but has a dump station, and a threaded water connector is available for refilling tanks. Sites are well-spaced and level. The nearby Canyon de Chelly is *very* pretty and the views from both the north and south rim drives are well worth seeing, including the Anazazi cliff dwellings. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Motorhome.

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horsefolk

Review Count: 181
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Navajo Nation has taken over from Park Service and has really done a spectacular job. Roads all paved as are sites. Sites level and various lengths. We left our 34 ft 5th wheel attached and plenty of room in 4 sites we looked at WITH a 2nd small SUV. Park is spotless, good shade at many spots with 4 handicapped good sites near restroom. These are also VERY clean, but no showers. This is the nicest no frills campground we have ever stayed at. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Fifth Wheel.

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TexasLuv2Golf

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Only facilities are restrooms. Kept up OK. Nice park, paved drives and sites. Lots of shade. Was very windy when I was there. Within walking distance of Thunderbird Lodge which has cafe and ice for sale. Could not find any shower facilities in town. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Motorhome.

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Roger H.

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This very basic park is in a very convenient location to see Canyon de Chelly. Space campers made it seem more sparse than it is. Paved roads and sites though leveling is a challenge. We enjoyed our stay in a pleasant location. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Motorhome.

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