GRAND CANYON TOUR GUIDE - Spring/Summer 2017


Pitch a tent near the South Rim

From the Grand Canyon Tour Guide print publication

Mather Campground. Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest.
Mather Campground. Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest.


Located 26 miles east of Grand Canyon Village, the Desert View Campground is open May through mid-October. Campsites are available on a first come-first served, self-registration basis. Be prepared, because the campground is typically full by early afternoon during the summer months. There is a 7-day camping limit and reservations are not accepted.  Leashed pets are allowed, but must be attended at all times.MATHER CAMPGROUND
Open year-round, operated by the National Park Service and located in Grand Canyon Village, Mather Campground offers tent and RV camping. Accessible campsites and restrooms are available. Pets are allowed, but must be leashed at all times, and may not be left unattended. Wood and charcoal fires are permitted in provided campsite grills only.


Sitting in a beautiful ponderosa pine/Gambel oak forest about four miles from the Grand Canyon South Rim entrance and two miles south of Tusayan, Ten-X is a quiet, peaceful campground that almost always has open camping sites. Ten X Campground has 70 spacious campsites. Some are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All roads in the campsite are paved. Amenities include fire rings, barbecue grills, water, picnic tables, vault toilets, and trash receptacles. There are no utility hookups and no sewage dump station.

The Ten-X Campground group sites and single sites and Mather Campground sites must be reserved through the National Recreation Reservation System,, and 1-877-444-6777.

Mather Campground. Photo/National Park Service
Mather Campground. Photo/National Park Service


Located just one mile from the Grand Canyon National Park entrance in Tusayan, Grand Canyon Camper Village and Grand Canyon RV Campground offers campers a serene place to unwind after a busy day at the Grand Canyon. Open year-round, the campground offers free WiFi, coin operated showers, propane sales, camp store, basketball and volleyball court, group fire rings, group shelter pull-through sites, laundry facilities, picnic tables (bring your own grill), walk to seasonal National Park Service shuttle bus stop and tent sites. Group rates are available and pets are welcome. To find out more call (928) 638-2887 or visit


Campgrounds with pull through campsites and full hook-ups are available at Flintstones Bedrock City though November. More information is available at (928) 635-2600.


The Grand Canyon General Stores offer a full range of groceries, camping supplies, souvenirs and apparel from Columbia, Pendleton Merrell and The North Face. Visit one of three convenient locations along your journey to make your Grand Canyon experience complete.

Find everything you need at Canyon Village Marketplace, located inside the Grand Canyon National Park on Market Plaza Road; Desert View Marketplace, near the east entrance gate inside Grand Canyon National Park; or Tusayan General Store, on Highway 64 outside the south entrance to the park. Delaware North Companies is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.