a female hiker examines her map while standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon

5 Fabulous Grand Canyon Camping Sites

A visit to the majestic Grand Canyon in the beautiful state of Arizona has long been a favorite vacation destination for many American families. Considered as one of the seven wonders of the natural world, it is visited by more than five million tourists each year and is truly a sight to behold. You will want to stay awhile to take everything in, so you should consider treating your family to a stay in one of the Grand Canyon's many area campsites.

This park actually houses most of the Grand Canyon itself and offers various campgrounds throughout the park for those who wish to sleep in sleeping bags under the stars, set up a tent, or enjoy the comforts of a full RV hookup. Activities include riding a mule along the canyon rim for a three-hour day trip or an overnight trip for those more adventurous family members, free ranger programs that include a special program for children to become junior rangers, biking, hiking, several different guided tours, river rafting, museums, and so much more. You will also have the opportunity to see the California condor, which is considered one of the rarest birds in the entire world. It's a magnificent sight to see these extremely endangered birds that weigh up to 23 pounds and have over a nine-foot wingspan.

Located on the park's south rim, guests enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets, hiking and biking trails, scenic overlooks, and free shuttle bus service to all the park's activities. Expect to see an abundance of wildlife that includes mule deer, elk, coyotes, songbirds, and lizards. Each campsite has room for up to three tents, parking space, picnic table, and a campfire ring with a cooking grate. Bathrooms and drinking water are available throughout the campsite.

Located just seven miles to the park's north rim, campers will enjoy this campgrounds abundant wildlife and sight seeing opportunities. Each campsite has a picnic table and cooking grill and can accommodate tents, trailers, and small motor homes. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash. Horseback riding, fishing, and other water activities are all available nearby.

An easy drive to the park's south rim, this campground offers RV, tent, deluxe tent, and cabin camping. This it the perfect campground for those looking for amenities. You can expect to find a restaurant, gourmet coffee bar, convenience store, gift shop, bike rentals, games and other activities for children, recreation room with pool table and gaming system, live seasonal entertainment, and much more.

If you would like some peace and quiet, this campground is perfect for you. Located in the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, it is only four miles from the park entrance. After a busy day at the park, you will enjoy coming back to the lovely pine and oak forest to sit before your campfire and enjoy nature. Be sure to take advantage of the nature hike located within this campground.

  1. Grand Canyon National Park
  2. Mather Campground
  3. DeMotte Campground
  4. Grand Canyon/Williams KOA
  5. Ten-X Campground

Any of these campsites would be a wonderful choice for your family to enjoy an exceptional Grand Canyon experience. Make your arrangements today, and you and your family can get busy having one of your best family vacations ever.