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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

North Rim Campground (NPS Campground)

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona



Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Phone: (877) 444-6777

Sites: 90
Recent Rate: $19 10/2015

Latitude: 36.2018281108919
Longitude: -112.052843570709

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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 yes
  • $1.50 Shower Fee Shower Fee 1.50
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $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 ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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 no
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 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
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 yes
  • 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) yes
  • 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) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • 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 ?

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22 Reviews

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Clyde Clevenger

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $13.00
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Site 11. Opened the door and the Grand Canyon is right there. Wow! They said the park was sold out, but it was half empty. Most sites are in the shade all day. We made our reservation 6 months in advance and got the site we wanted. I would come here again and stay longer. Don't miss the sunrise or sunset from the deck of the lodge. It's better than advertised. There is a shuttle for park employees that runs from 6 AM to 10 PM. They let campers use it on a space available basis. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The lodge it 1.5 miles from the Campground. An easy hike for the young. Not so easy for me, but I did it twice.

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happycamper89

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $19.00
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Beautiful park. We stayed in site 16 which was a rim view site. The view from the campsite was amazing. The Transept Trail runs right beside the picnic table and firepit at this site, so expect lots of hikers to walk by. That did not bother us. The view and size of the campsite was worth it. I would highly recommend this campground. We stayed here 3 nights, We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

The rim view sites are the best. Reserve them exactly 6 months out as they fill up fast.

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plove

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $18.00
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Previous posts describe the campground well. I am a 33 foot class A motorhome. By my count only 8 sites are listed as adequate for rigs over 27 feet. When I made my reservation all those sites were taken. I looked at the map and reserved site 26 hoping it would be large enough. When I arrived the ranger commented on the size of my RV and questioned if it would fit. When I got to the site I had enough room for the motorhome and my toad with many, many feet to spare. Had I had access to the internet or cell service I would have walked the camp and pick sites large enough for those over 27 feet. The moral of my story is don't be afraid to pick site 26 or rolling the dice on one of the other sites that look large on the map. One note, many of the sites have the door on the wrong side of the site if you comply with the one-way direction of the interior roads. I defied the arrows and put my door facing the picnic table. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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rockwood tt family

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
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If you are visiting the North Rim, this is you closest option. The campground is very nice, with no hook-ups. The paved roads and pads (along with trees) make some of the driving and parking tight, but the sites are generally large and well spaced out with shade. The shade did interfere some with our top mounted solar panels, but they do allow limited generator use (2 hrs AM / 2 hrs PM). The campground has a dump and freshwater station that is a bit tight but functional. Sites are not all that level. Only a few sites have limited views of the Canyon. The campground has a nice general store, pay showers, and laundry. It is about a 1.2 mile hike from the visitor's center and lodge. The north rim is far away from most major services, but they do have a small gas station on site. We stopped in Kanab for groceries and propane before arriving. The pace of the campground is more relaxed than many of the other NP campgrounds we have visited. The facility has laundry and pay showers. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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westerntraveler

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $9.00
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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. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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california traveler

Review Count: 91
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $9.00
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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. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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jperry29

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
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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. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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simmonsrv

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $9.00
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The North Rim is a hidden gem, not nearly the number of tourists you'll find at the South Rim, and much prettier. The elevation is 8200 ft. Thick ponderosa pine forest, clean, sweet air. You can even schedule a mule ride into the canyon, on the spot, where as the So Rim you would need a 6 month reservation. The sites are all pull-through, with lots of space in between sites. You get a picnic table and fire pit. The park service store is great, lots of groceries, camp equipment, clothing, expresso and soft serve ice cream. We were surprised at their prices, very reasonable. We saw deer, buffalo, and antelope. The lodge and cabins are historical and well kept. There were ranger programs and nature walks avail. Will definitely stay here again, only longer. We got in without a reservation, but it's best to go online and reserve ahead of time. I think we just got lucky. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 325
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 46

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $13.00
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Wednesday, May 15 – North Rim Campground, Grand Canyon North Rim, AZ. This campground is about ten miles down the park road once you reach the fee station. The road down from Jacob Lake is about twenty five miles down through the Kalbab National Forest. We were there for opening day May 15, so everyone was just coming into the park. Nice campground with 78 sites plus 12 tent only sites set along the rim with aspen and ponderosa trees providing ample shade. Shower and laundry building for a fee at the entrance of the campground. A market with supplies and gifts nearby. Trails along the rim lead to the Visitor Center and Lodge. Beautiful spot to camp and our site overlooked the rim. Cost is now $25 per night without hookups and half that with a pass. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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trmwilliams

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $18.00
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We stayed in space 20 for 5 nights and were happy with it but would have liked just a bit more shade. I think you can book a year in advance online now so if you want to visit, book it as early as possible. Plus if you have a big rig like us, there are only 7 or 8 spots that are large enough. This place is a great camping experience. Tall trees everywhere, beautiful canyon views, great weather. The spots are quite large with plenty of privacy although navigating the campground itself can be a little hairy as very narrow roads in some parts. We didn't even attempt the dump station, it was that tight. I would stay here again even with no hook-ups and the restrictive generator policy. And they do enforce this policy. They drove around everyday after curfew to make sure geny's were turned off. Highly recommend. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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SargeW

Review Count: 329
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $18.00
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This is a very nice national park campground. No hookups of any kind, but water is available is several places in the loops. Paved roads and sites were not real level but doable. The sites in the outside loop are much bigger and easier to get into with a larger rig. The dump station is a little tight to maneuver so watch the trees. Lots of great views of the canyon not far from the campground. The lodge, store, and various shops are nice, albeit a bit pricey. Mid October and the campground and lodge were still selling out. Make reservations even at this time of year. We tried to make a reservation for dinner in the Lodge dinning room the day before, but the earliest seating was for 9 PM! Many of the sites can be a bit tricky if you like using satellite due to the very large trees. The campground generator hours were a bit screwy too. 2 time periods generators are allowed, 7 to 9 AM and 6 to 8 PM. In order to bring the battery bank up enough to keep things running I had to fire the generator at 7 AM each day. Not something I would normally do. Fortunately the sites are far enough apart not to interfere with your neighbors activities. Also beware of some low hanging limbs as you navigate the campground roads in a high profile vehicle. We were in site #20, which was one of the longer sites. It was probably 80' from end to end. I would stay here again. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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rpod 171

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $17.00
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The campground was excellent, great store and bathrooms in every loop area. The only drawback was the pay showers have no heads on them in either men or women side. Water comes out a open pipe and is very forceful. Sites are uneven and require front and side leveling. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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looker

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $18.00
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Wonderful experience! No hookups, No pool, No activities, but what a place! Well kept NPS campground, very busy, but not hectic. Lots of shade in the tall pines, and very cool for being in the AZ desert. Hope to go again soon. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Donna/Dave

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $12.00
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Beautiful forested campground with 5 of the sites overlooking the North Rim (83 total sites). Very quiet and peaceful, even though it was full. Only about 5 sites will accommodate a 40' RV, but all sites are paved. Generator use restricted to 2 hours in morning and 2 hours in evening. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Joe G

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $18.00
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We camped here because of the proximity to the GC North Rim, knowing that there wouldn't be any hook-ups. Beautiful place! However, a few things to note. First, if you have any breathing problems or problems with altitude (~8,800’/~2,700m), you might want to reconsider staying here. Maybe you just want to visit and then camp at a lower altitude. Second, there are very few sites for 40’ motor homes. You’ll definitely need extra boards/pads to get level due to how they’ve built the sites. Getting through the tree-lined streets to the site wasn’t too bad. Also, they assign spaces on a first-come/first-served basis, and you may see some of the more big rig-friendly sites taken up by a tenter. Grr! Finally, if you need to use your generator, be aware that they can only be used 7am-9am and 6pm-8pm. Other than these items, this was a nice Natl. Park campground and served our purpose nicely. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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