Campgrounds Near Grand Canyon North Rim

Camp in the established Tuweep, De Motte, and Jacob Lake Campgrounds, at Kaibab Camper Village, or at dispersed camping in the national forest.
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De Motte Campground near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Photo by U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest

De Motte Campground near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Photo by U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest

De Motte Campground

Operated by the U.S. Forest Service. 16 miles/ 28km north of the canyon rim. No hookups or reservations. For information visit:
www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/kaibab/recarea/?recid=11699

Jacob Lake Campground

Operated by the U.S. Forest Service, 45 miles/75 km north of the North Rim, during the summer only, no hookups or reservations. $14 per vehicle per night. Free evening programs. (www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/kaibab/recarea/?recid=11702)

Dispersed Camping

Is permitted in the national forest outside the park; there are restrictions, however. Inquire at North Rim Visitor Center inside park, or at Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center at Jacob Lake (928) 643-7298. In winter contact the North Kaibab Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest, P.O. Box 248, Fredonia, AZ 86022 or call (928) 643-7395.

Kaibab Camper Village (Jacob Lake)

Commercial campground located mile/0.5 km south of Jacob Lake on Arizona Highway 67. Full hook-ups available. Phone (928) 643-7804 May 15-October 15. Off-season phone (928) 526-0924, outside AZ 1-800-525-0924.

The Tuweep Campground

This area, known as both Tuweep and Toroweap, is on the northwest rim of the Grand Canyon in the remote Arizona Strip. A visit to this area can be challenging, but rewarding. Since the National Park Service manages the area for its primitive values, improvements and services are minimal. Eleven primitive, first-come, first-served sites are available near the rim, including one group site. The group site may be reserved by calling (928) 638-7870. Sites may fill during spring months, especially on weekends. Picnic tables, fire grates, and composting toilets are provided, but no electricity or water is available. Bring your own firewood.

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