9 Excellent
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Desert View (NPS Campground)

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 86023
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Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.039225213858
Longitude: -111.82939675964

Elevation: 7494' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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3 Reviews

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We were only able to get a spot at this popular no reservations Grand Canyon Campground by arriving at 8:30 AM, as campers were checking out. We paid our $12 by credit card, then our friendly camp host met us to place the 'OCCUPIED' sign up. Our pull-through 30' slot was level with some shade. The bathroom was usable, and had a sink washing station behind. We left our site for the day to explore the Park, driving the 25 miles West to see the Village and Market areas. We really liked the vibe at Desert View better; it is much quieter than GC Village, without the bus waves of tourists anxiously rushing to Mather Point for their first look at the Canyon. Yet, at Desert View there is a good sized General Store, Trading Post and Cafe, as well as a Chevron with both Gas and Diesel products. And the views from Desert Tower are fascinating. We camped at Desert View (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Sunset Tip: arrive at the Tower before dusk, then walk up canyon rim to the left for spectacular views of the sunset to the West. Sunrise tip: Enjoy Sunrise, then take a stroll to the Trading post just after 8AM to enjoy a hearty Canyon Breakfast Burrito and fresh Coffee.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

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 We camped at Desert View (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Desert View (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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