8.5 Excellent
     
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

North Rim Campground (NPS Campground)

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona


AZ-67
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 86023
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Sites: 90
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.201828110892
Longitude: -112.05284357071

Elevation: 8247' (approximate)
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) 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 yes
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • 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 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 yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • 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) no
  • 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 yes
  • 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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13 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in our 21' Travel Trailer. We did not have reservation but had called ahead and the NPS employee told us that sites do open up day of due to cancellations. We made our way to the campground, with a few National Forest campgrounds down the road as backups. We arrived around noon and we were in luck as one site was open. The NPS employee cautioned us that it was a "21 foot site" so our trailer would just fit and probably not our truck. Also, that our site was on a "shared loop" so we split the pull through driveway with our neighbor. We took it anyway and after paying headed over to check it out. The outer loop of this campground has large, easy to access pull through sites. The inner loops are much tighter. We were on an inner loop. Luckily we had no neighbors at our shared loop at the time and were able to pull completely through their side and onto ours, leaving our truck on the outside rather than trapped. It was tight getting around the trees and if we had a much longer trailer, we would not have gotten it in there. The campground was very quiet and I think there were lots of open spots as the temps were getting down pretty cold at night and the lodge and many services closed the second day we were there. Overall, we really enjoyed visiting this campground and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is the way to go if you want to avoid the massive crowds. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Look for a site on the outer loop if you can, more space and better views.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

First time we've stayed at the North Rim while camping. With school back in session, the park was very quiet and there seemed to be a lot of 1-2 night visitors (lots of turnover each day). The spaces needed lots of leveling, I used 4/5 lego blocks in Space 12 and was still a half bubble off. Although the CG is dog-friendly, this is one of the more restrictive NPS sites for pets. The round-trip walk to the lodge is about 3 miles. The flip side is we did a 9 mile hike up the Arizona Trail on Saturday and did not run across another person (the non-rim, non-canyon hikes are less popular). The restrooms were in very good condition; however, the air-powered hand dryers are very loud so avoid spots really close to them. Also we did not see the Hosts doing any maintenance for the sites. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you want a sunrise or sunset partial view of the canyon without going to the lodge, go to the very South end of the Tent-Only section and you'll find a nice view and a bench to enjoy it. Also stop at the Jacob Lake restaurant and buy their amazing cookies.

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 5 nights and loved the camping feeling. Getting around with a large trailer is a little tight, but doable. The campsites are not level and require a bit of positioning to get in place. The campsite had a fire ring/grill and a picnic table. We were in space 23 which doesn't have the best view, but is about 200 yards from the north rim. It is a very private site on the outside of the loop. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Nice hike to the Lodge and make sure and visit Imperial Point and Angel's window.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Dry camping only. Left pull-through site. Leaves little room for getting in and out of the RV. Had to shorten the awning extension. Spacious campground though. Nicely treed with picnic tables and fire pits. Site not overly level, leans left to right, along the hill line. Most sites in the cg are not level. Watch the dump station entrance. Very tight and curvy drive into the station. Nice walk to the Lodge along Transept Trail, about 1 1/2 miles. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Dine at the Lodge at least once. Walk the Transept Trail from the campground to the lodge. The Bar is quite expensive.

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

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

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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Review Count: 124
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 442
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 90

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 375
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 44

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 149
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Premier destination with large, well spaced, pull through paved and well shaded sites. Sites not quite level but not bad. Bring your levelers. No water or electricity at sites. Several water faucets about, and a dump station. Adequate bathhouse but no showers. Pleasant campground host. It is well known there are no water, electric, or showers for National campgrounds so OK, but for rating comparison an 8. The trail from the campground to the lodge gave spectacular views. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

As National Park campgrounds go, Grand Canyon North is great. You get no hookups so polish up your boon docking skills, but camping in the quiet forest 100 yards from the canyon rim makes up for skimping on water. The campground store is friendly, very reasonably priced and has wireless internet access. I don't know if it's an "official" store service, but the store has an outlet strip where you can plug in to charge batteries. We camped there beginning on opening day of the season so the contracted staff was still working out the kinks in the coin-operated showers ($1.50 for 7 minutes). The shower quality and consistency improved over the four days we stayed there. The laundromat worked fine. All the RV sites are paved: our hybrid travel trailer required a single 2x8 under the right-side tires for leveling. I recommend this park and the North Rim in general to anyone looking for a laid-back way to enjoy the Grand Canyon without the crowds of the South Rim. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 139
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

As far as National Park Campgrounds go this one is good. Nice trees and a quiet place with a forest feel. The roads are black top and in good shape. I just wish when they paved the sites they had leveled mine #12. It took four two by sixes under the right side tires to get the fifth wheel level and the front to back was off quite a bit too. I did notice some of the sites were pretty level so it’s a roll of the dice on getting a level one. But then again it is a Park Service campground and the scenery and surroundings are worth any problems. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 148
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is located inside the National Park in the Ponderosa Pines. A few of the sites sit on the rim of the canyon with a limited view of it. There is a trail out of the campground to the Lodge (1.5 miles one way) that has some spectacular canyon views. All of the sites are pull throughs and will accommodate any size unit. We had reserved 2 nights and had no problems adding a third after we arrived. The campground has a dump station w/fresh water, pay showers, laundry and a store which should have anything you may have forgotten. Generator hours are from 7-9 am & 6-8 pm and the sites are shaded enough that our solar charger was not able to recharge our batteries. We camped at North Rim Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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