Like all NPS parks, this one is 'dry camping'. Water hydrants strategically placed in park. Length limit of 30' on RV, no big rigs in here. First come first serve, park fills up fast. We were in Spot 42 (?) with good view of desert. Crowded but some spaces on the outside of the loop have privacy. Some people have no concept of 'quiet hours'.... rental rvs and generators...... ugh! we would camp here again - Jim Lee
This is a National Park Service campground. There are NO hookups; it is boondocking at its finest. If you want to get away from the bedlam at the Grand Canyon Village area, this is the place. We stayed in site #22, in the back of the loop. Bring leveling boards or be prepared to use your leveling system if you have one. Absolute quiet, all you hear are the ravens and the wind. Short bike ride or walk to the canyon rim and the watch tower. No facilities at the campground other than restrooms and water spigots throughout the park. No dump station; you need to go to Mather campground (26 miles) to dump. If you love peace and quiet, this is your paradise; if you want hustle and bustle and hookups, go to Trailer Village. Not reservable; first come, first served, but we had no problem finding a site in September. We loved this place and will definitely return. - baraff
This campground is very small and we were told at the park entrance we would not be able to get our rig into it. We did find a spot for our 29 foot 5th wheel but we had to unhook. The asphalt is breaking down on the spurs, probably the entire campground needs to be revamped for larger RVs. There is an RV park nearby which is more expensive than this campground which gives us 1/2 price for out National Park senior pass. The area is beautiful, the bike trails are wonderful (and in wonderful shape) and the old hotels and gift shops are great. Can't beat Grand Canyon. - saturn7
This is real camping, at its best. Sites are large, forested, and private. Picnic tables and fire rings at every site. Restrooms are clean and well lit. Grounds are well maintained and clean. During the day, the canyon pulls you in and demands to be seen. Evenings are great for sitting by the campfire, taking in the dark, starry sky, other campfires and the lilt of soft laughter and conversations. Public transportation is available at the main gate and will take you anywhere in the park--so no need to break camp while there. There's a laundry facility, park grocer, gift shops, cafe, restaurants, hotels. One of our nicest national parks. - MargaretL
Large sites with shade from pine trees, tables, and fire rings. Very quiet campground with easy access to all the sites on the South Rim. There is a shuttle bus stop at the entrance to the campground and there are two links to paved bike paths to IMAX and most rim destinations. Shuttle buses have bike racks to make one-way trips possible. Water is available throughout the campground as well as at the free dump station near the entrance. - SideBySiders
The location is fantastic, both the North Rim and the campground. Very spacious, light and airy. Good shade from the tall pine trees. We were there late September during a warm spell, didn't need any heat whatever. AT&T cellular phone and data nonexistent (someone did have coverage, perhaps Verizon, as we saw roaming available. The drawbacks are no hookups (but an excellent 2-position dump station), sites mostly unlevel (some very seriously enough I had to wonder how anyone could get level), could be tough for large rigs to enter/exit the pull thus because of large pine trees at one or both ends of the pullthrus. The pullthrus are paved, off both sides of the paved roads; they are semi-circles, not traditional pullthrus (see the campground map). If you are in a site on the left side of the roads, your RV door opens to the road, not to the side with the picnic bench (as we were in site 69). The negatives are minor compared to the beauty of the location and the feeling of not being at all crowded. Restrooms were kept very clean, didn't use showers or laundry. A very pleasant 2 nights (campground full every night). Rate reflects senior discount. - westerntraveler
We were staying at this park during the Great Government Shutdown of 2013. It is a lovely park with no hookups, but good paved roads and driveways. The pads were unlevel, and after we spent some time leveling, we entertained ourselves watching other rigs go back and forth trying to level. The spaces are large and it is only 1+ miles to the Lodge and visitor center so it is very convenient. An absolutely beautiful setting. We would stay in this park again. Price indicates Senior 1/2 price rate. - california traveler
Wow, this park is great! There are 78 campsites and another 12 tent-only sites, all dry camping. This is the North Rim Campground and operated by the National Park Service on the north rim of the Grand Canyon which is the same location as the North Rim Lodge and Cabins, operated by a concessionaire and location of the U.S. Post Office. I make this distinction because I have seen reviews that associate the North Rim with Jacobs Lake and the DeMotte campground. DeMotte is a few miles away and acts as a sort of overflow for North Rim. North Rim is booked full every day, way in advance. Make your reservations early, like a year early. North Rim Campground is way off the beaten path. Yes, the campground, lodge and cabins are booked full for the entire season (May to October) but the number of people making it to the North Rim is one-tenth the numbers that the South Rim sees. The drive from Flagstaff to North Rim took us about 5 hours with our 5th wheel. The drive to the campground is beautiful and almost worth it by itself, but once you cross Lee’s Ferry Bridge in Marble Canyon it is about 30 miles of uphill. Some sections are long and steep enough that it will push your transmission temperatures about as high as they should go. North Rim Campground is an old, CCC built facility. Technically, there are pull-through sites but don’t let that fool you into thinking your big rig can get in. The pull-throughs are just curved driveways alongside the road. And the curves in many spaces can be very tight with large Ponderosa Pines lining the drive so closely that even pop-ups, Casitas, Scamps, and A-liners sometimes have to be unhooked and positioned by hand. Also, when making your reservation, be mindful of the side of the road your site is on. If you are tent camping it won’t make any difference, but if you have any kind of RV that you want the entry door to face the picnic table & fire ring then you need to pick a site on the right side of the road. The streets are all one way so you can’t (if the rangers catch you) come down a road backwards so you can be turned the right way. But enough of that, this place is gorgeous. There is a mix of Ponderosa Pine and Aspen, wildflowers peak in August, and there are more views of the canyon than you can see in the one week limit of the campground. If you are a hiker they have trails of every kind. Everything from paved walkways on flat ground to canyon rim trails (no railing!); to the multi-day hike to the South Rim. Days are mildly warm, 70’s and low 80’s. Nights are cool. In our few days we have seen anywhere from 41 to 61 for overnight lows. August is monsoon time. There have been frequent downpours and more lightning than I care to be around. This is one of those campgrounds that you have to go to at least once. It is worth the effort. WiFi is available but only if you walk to the campground store and get in just the right spot on the porch. No AT&T phone at all, Verizon is text capable sometimes. If you want to make a call you have to hike out to a point that can see the South Rim where the cell tower is, ten miles away. - jperry29
This RV park is run by a concessioner, not the NPS. Built up a hill, nearly everybody had levellers in use.
There is no shower in this park. You can walk/drive over to the NPS Mather CG 1/2 mile away for that.
WiFi is pokey, at least from the top of the park.
Restrooms are really kept nice and clean.
Digital cable, about 50 channels, was also really good.
So, it's in the National Park, a short walk or shuttle bus ride to Mather Point.
No showers, pokey WiFi, 6. - 1yrfulltime
Very convenient to shuttle and tourist areas. Sites are narrow, some have decent space between them and others don't. Our space was small and not level. Although they knew we had a big rig we were assigned a space which was extremely narrow and was constricted on both sides by concrete curbs. If our neighbor hadn't run out to help we would have busted a rim on the 6" right side curb. Anyone with a similar problem (big fifth wheel with long tow vehicle), make sure you don't get site #64. Many of the other sites would be fine. Registration and check-out were awful, mainly due to their "upgraded" dinosaur of a computer system, but also due to one employee who shouldn't be in that job. The other two employees were great. We will probably never return to the area so will not have to grit our teeth and stay here again. The only thing that really makes it worthwhile is the convenience of being in the park. - all4pets
You are not too far from the rim. They have a shuttle bus to get to far the view points. It is a short walk to the stop. If you want showers they are at Mather campground (coin operated). For Wi-Fi you have to go to the cafe by the market. The sites are paved and fairly level. Picnic table and BBQ. - Pamela & Gerald