Chinle, Arizona

Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Chinle, Arizona



Chinle, Arizona
Phone: (928) 674-2106

Sites: 93
Recent Rate: $14 7/2015

Latitude: 36.1522913054095
Longitude: -109.537811279297

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

42 Reviews

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all4pets

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground not easy to find, signage non-existent. Know your directions beforehand. Easy enough to get around for a big rig. Our 38' fifth wheel fit in a spot with enough room for truck parked sideways in front. Quiet. No spring clean-up had been started and there were picnic tables overgrown with weeds. Third loop wasn't open although it was needed when people came in late and there were no spaces left. Since there are no hook-ups and no clean-up, why keep that loop closed this time of year? Very convenient to Canyon de Chelly. Would stay again. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Fifth Wheel.

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      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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coolplanetg

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Dry camping only but we were pleasantly surprised at how nice this park is. The roads & sites are paved and have a good amount of space. There are lots of big trees & some grassy areas. There are no amenities but overall the park is really pleasant & quiet. We camped at Cottonwood Campground-Canyon de Chelly National Monument in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

You must book a tour to go into Canyon de Chelly but you can drive the rim and stop at several lookout points for free.

      Value

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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LifeRidingShotgun

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $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: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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: 35
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $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: 69
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $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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Wandering Wishnies

Review Count: 322
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $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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morsev

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $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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horsefolk

Review Count: 182
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $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: 170
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $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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SteveCampsTx

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $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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normav

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $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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horsefolk

Review Count: 182
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $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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HercMaster

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $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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