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Jacob Lake Campground - USFS

Jacob Lake, Arizona


AZ-67 & Highway 89A
Jacob Lake, Arizona 86022
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Sites: 51
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.71452
Longitude: -112.21563

Elevation: 7917' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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27 Reviews

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We couldn't get into the Grand Canyon North rim campground so we booked here and were gland we did. We would have had to go right buy the campground anyway to get to the North Rim, 40 miles away. The site was really nice. The campground host was helpful. The site was spacious and quiet. The days were cool enough that we didn't need to run air conditioner. We enjoyed the spring water and a camp fire. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 121
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Our site was near the road so it was quite noisy during the day, and quiet at night. Spacious sites. Knowledgeable host. Hard to level rig. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
045 A
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

There is no lake. It dried up like a million years ago. Great spot for a day trip to the Grand Canyon North Rim.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Very large RV spaces, nicely shaded, most are back-in, but a few are parallel to the road. Spaces in one loop can be reserved, the other is first-come, first-served. There were spaces available every day we were there in September. This is dry camping, no hookups. Generators can be run anytime except quiet hours. No gray or black tank dump nearby that we could find. There are several water spickets, but they are not threaded and the ends are tapered such that it is very difficult to connect a hose to fill your fresh water tank. Store and gas station right cross the street. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Great country store right across the street. The store owner presents an evening program on the Navajo several nights a week. Absolutely wonderful! (if a bit long at 2-3/4 hrs, but worth every minute if you are the least but interested in the history of the native people of the region). Watch for the bison on the way in to the north rim. We found the herd about 1/2 mile inside the NPS toll booth.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of those parks that we all know about and HATE to review in fear that it will be full the next time we want to come but I had to do it! This is a very nice Forest Service campground that has a number of back-in and pull-through sites. All of the roads and sites are excellent gravel and very well maintained. Being a Forest Service campground, Senior Pass holders get 50% off camping which makes it a heck of a deal. There are no hookups or dump station here but they do have water for personal use only as all the water here has to be brought in by truck. They have pit toilets as well. Overall, this is a great place to stay when visiting the North Rim if you can't get into the campground there. It is 43 miles from here to the North Rim. This campground is beautiful and the staff is above excellent! Wish I didn't have to leave! We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Go to the North Rim. Although it's 43 miles, it's well worth the effort. Try the cookies at the Jacob Lake store. Excellent! If available, see the Navajo program (free) at the Jacob Lake store. WELL worth your time and will help firm up your opinion about how the native Americans have been treated.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Very nicely maintained USFS campground about 40 miles from the North Rim of Grand Canyon. Nice campground hosts and sites. Quiet and removed from all the hustle and bustle of the rim campground. We found the drive down to the rim quite pleasant and great opportunity for wildlife observation. And with the Senior Pass discount it was quite a bargain. Would stay again without question. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Immediately across from the campground is the Jacob Lake Inn with great food and a very nice offering of Navajo made goods. The owner puts on free evening programs on Navajo culture and weaving....it is outstanding, so take advantage.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground, but close to road traffic.

There is no dump. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We spent 5 nights here because we couldn't get in to the Grand Canyon North Rim Campground. We really enjoyed our stay in spite of the 40-mile (one-way) drive to the canyon. We spent at least half the days driving and hiking on National Forest land near the canyon rim but outside the park. The camp hosts were very friendly and helpful and the sites were beautiful and spacious. The pit toilets were always clean and fresh smelling (good job!). We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

There are no facilities; no power, no water, no sewer. For $10 you get a space to park next to 89A. You are right by national forest land where you can boondock for free, without putting up with noise and campfire smoke from neighbors.

The camp hosts are quite organized and good. The trees make satellite reception hard. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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:

About as close to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon as possible without being in the park. If you have time, drive over to Pipe Spring National Monument; it was great.

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Review Count: 121
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

First stayed here last May in a tent. It was cold. This year I brought my travel trailer. Thank goodness because it was even colder. Whatever the weather May and September are the best months if you want to avoid the crowds at the Grand Canyon. Last year I came without reservations and had no problems. Tried it again this year and got the last first come/first served site. I love this park. So I now recommend making reservations. Vault or so called "sweet smelling toilets" were very clean. Pit toilets are rarely found except in very primitive areas any more. Thank goodness. Showers are available at the RV park across the road. There is no dump in the area and this is a pain. We dumped at Kanab, Utah. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Number 15
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Lots of good hikes in the area. Check at the Visitors Center across the road for suggestions. Don't miss the Grand Canyon. We spent one full day there and it was enough. Eating at the Lodge is a treat.

Always check the weather in May. Snow is possible and the Grand Canyon may not open as scheduled due to late May storms. You can commute from Jacobs Lake to Zion but its a long round trip. We elected to move to Kanab, UT and visit Zion from there. Were glad we did.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 27

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

Easy in/easy out and big rig friendly. The roads are gravel, as are the sites, and there's a decent amount of space between sites, but there isn't any privacy. There are both back-in and pull-thru sites available. Our site (22) was relatively level. There are no hook ups and no dump station. Water is available, but I don't believe there's a threaded hose. Bathrooms are pit toilets, but we didn't use them so can't attest to the cleanliness. The campground is located across the street from the Jacob Lake Inn, which has a restaurant and bakery, a gift shop, and limited groceries. There's also a gas station. Camp hosts were friendly and welcoming. Although the reservation site for the campground showed that the campground wouldn't open until May 15, we called to check and were told that the campground was already open. When we arrived on the afternoon of May 14, the camp host said that the weather had been so nice they opened the campground a few days early. Verizon service worked well. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you're heading into Utah and don't want to travel through Page, AZ, going through Jacob Lake is an alternate route.

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Stunning star-filled nights really illuminate this campground. Is it a resort? No. Is it basic camping at it's best? Yes.

Easy driving distance to the Grand Canyon and beautiful Route 89 and 89A.

Big enough even for our 45' motorhome.

Don't miss this hidden gem if on the north side of the Grand Canyon. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

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

Don't miss the drive eastbound down Route 89A. Scenic, not crowded and loaded with places to stop and 'smell the roses'.

Be careful when driving to the Grand Canyon from here in the early morning or early evening. Lots of deer!

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great little park. No hook-ups but in a beautiful Forest Service park in a pine forest. Bathrooms were pit toilets but were very clean. Host arrived at our camp site soon after set up and introduced herself and was very helpful. Firewood sold and brought to your site every afternoon. We had a large pull thru site that faced the forest for a very private and quite site. Only complaint was people traveling to fast and dust from gravel road. ATT worked great and satellite worked great from our site. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is just the best. Lots of Ponderosas, but still got great satellite TV and Verizon reception. There are no services which is fine, but (!) beware - your fridge may not work on propane because of the altitude. The camp is at 8,400 ft. Firewood is available and the night skies are just dazzling. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Besides the obvious of visiting the North Rim Grand Canyon, the campground has a hiking trail right behind it.

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

Return visit and what impressed me the most this time was the cleanliness of the rest rooms; even hand sanitizer and a plastic garbage bag for those folks who can't resist throwing something into a pit toilet - regardless of signage. Friendly camp hosts who even come around near evening time to see if you want to purchase any firewood - perhaps a cottage industry for them; they do seem burdened by paperwork, especially for only a $9 overnight fee and if you write a check . Gravel roads and sites, fairly close to level, lots of space between sites. Verizon service was good. There are water spigots near the rest rooms. Still a bonus to have the Jacob Lake Lodge/restaurant right across the street. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

If you go to Jacob Lake Lodge (and you should!) eat at the counter instead of the restaurant; the food is basically the same but less expensive; same great service; OR, simply go to the cookie/ice cream counter and select one of their many flavors of thick or regular milk shakes - like Tony Tiger says "they're Great!"

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

Hard to beat most USFS campgrounds if you can do without hookups. Even though it was close to US Rte 89A where people drive like idiots, the noise level was subdued and barely noticeable. The only issue I had were kids from other sites repeatedly running through our site. Thankfully, they left after 1 day. The showers/restrooms were clean and the sites were spacious. We camped at Jacob Lake Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

North Rim of the Grand Canyon is ~4.5 miles south on AZ 67.

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