- No hook-ups
- 30-foot trailer or RV maximum
Open year-round. Operated by the National Park Service and located in Grand Canyon Village, this 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 permitted in provided campsite grills only. No gathering of down wood, wood may be purchased at the general store. Laundry and showers located near the campground for a fee.
Reservations may be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service by calling
1-877-444-6777 or online at the http://www.recreation.gov/ Reservations are strongly recommended from March 1 through mid-November. Golden Age or Access passport holders pay only ½ price year round (passport number is needed when making reservation and passport holder must be camping at the site). Fees are $18 per site per night. A maximum of two vehicles, six people, three tents are allowed per site. (A vehicle that is towing a trailer, pop-up, tent trailer, fifth wheel, or a motor home pulling a vehicle is considered two vehicles.) Group sites are also available, $50/night, maximum of 50 people and 3 vehicles per group site.
Pets are NOT allowed below the canyon rim at any time. Pets are NOT permitted on the shuttle buses. Kennels are available in the South Rim Village.
During the winter, from mid-November through February 28 reservations are not available at Mather Campground and family campsites are $15 per site per night, and group campsites are $30. This is on a first-come first-served basis. There is a self-pay machine at the campground office.
Good Life RV: Six traits of a good campsite neighbor
We’ve all been there: having to deal with the dreaded bad camper.
The sun sets over the campground, and you and your family settle in for a relaxing evening. The kids are asleep in the camper, and you and your spouse are sitting around a crackling fire under the moon.
Suddenly, the blare of rock music cracks out at a campsite just down the road, and the shouts and screams of partiers echoes through the trees. It looks like it will be a long night – there’s no sign of the party letting up anytime soon.
There’s things every RVer can do to avoid being “that” camper, and most are as easy as following the golden rule. Here are six rules that all good campsite neighbors follow – and you can too.