2 Parks near Tusayan, Arizona
Jun 2015 - $47.00
Facilities are terrible. While here they shut 5 sites down next to me because of electrical issues but did not notify me of problem. Under powered. Sewer/water/electric set up is confusing and unsanitary. Sewer and water connections too close and side by side sites share same connection site. Staff very rude. I witnessed an active military ask about discount and staff very rude said "we don't give discounts for anything". Clearly they are taking advantage of only private camp ground within 10 minutes of Grand Canyon. The name is also similar to campground operated within the park (Trailer Village Campground). Except for close proximity of Grand Canyon definitely would not recommend as first choice. Very disappointed with facilities. Have to pay to use showers!! No sense of order to the site layout. Last the park has no security in that the access is open to anyone walking the stores and perimeter of campground. - fire23c
Jun 2015 - $51.00
The only good thing I can say about this is the proximity to the Grand Canyon entrance, that was fantastic!!! Only 1 mile away, which allowed us to go in and out few times a day to check on our dog. It's over priced. You pay $51 for 30 AMP only for having full hook up. It cost money to use bathrooms and shower. WiFi was OK, was able to steam Netflix. Food and gas are very expensive so if you want to save some stock on these. - MikeMayNaama
May 2015 - $51.00
The reason they get away with the small sites and high prices is they are the only game in town. They are the only place that has a chance to fit large rigs. The services campground in the park fills up early and they can "only" handle combo's to 50ft.
Showers cost extra ($2). Wifi is OK (they get their feed via Sat). But if you are visiting the park, it's better then driving 90+ miles a day to stay someplace else. - wetterwashington
Aug 2015 - $20.00
The best thing was the total darkness at night -- never seen the milky Way so bright! Close enough to Grand Canyon NP to serve as a good base for going there. - DIckfromSD
Jul 2015 - $5.00
We were met by the camp host while trying to figure out how to get to our reserved spot, #16. That spot turned out to have too much of a slope for us and so he told us to find a spot we liked and move to it. We chose #45. We did have to pay for this additional site. No utilities, but as far as we could tell there were no generator hours. We used the generator as needed when preparing meals. There are several elk that wander through the campground grazing. If it is a clear night be sure to take the time to sit outside and watch the stars. - SoonerMom
Jun 2015 - $10.00
We discovered this campground by accident, and ended up turning our 3-day stay at the Grand Canyon into a 2-week stay! Definitely come with full/empty tanks and a generator/solar/propane stocked. There are no services here, no water, no dump. There are spigots a walk inside each loop of the park where you can collect drinking/cooking water. Water is very scarce here, we saw the potable water truck delivering more water for these spigots every other day. The toilets are new vault toilets and kept very clean. Potable water to refill tanks, dump, showers, and laundry can all be obtained at Camper Services at the Grand Canyon Village. Showers were $2 for 8 minutes. If you need anything more, you're pretty out of luck - you have to drive to Santa Fe for anything else, including cheaper gas. Weather was cooler here in the national forest vs the park, must be all the shade from the trees and breeze. Quiet hours are 10pm-6am, but the camp host suggested to try not to turn on generators past 8pm out of respect for other campers. Host was very helpful here, they drive around every couple hours to check on things. Sites are very spacious and can feel like you're by yourself. All sites have a concrete picnic table and nice fire pit with grill. Many of the pull-thru sites are pretty short or steeply curved, and most sites are sloped so just expect some leveling. We saw elk here on several occasions. Half the sites are reservable online, the rest are first-come first-serve and you can stay a max of 14 days. Most people only say 1-2 nights so chances are good if you arrive early. Some nights (mid-week and weekends) the campground was full. Lastly, we work online so Verizon LTE data coverage is a must - we got great connection here! Hard to find in this area other than in Tusayan and at the south rim. - Sara C.