Camping in the park on the North Rim is restricted to established campgrounds. Camping fees are in addition to entrance fees, and are charged per night. Campsite reservations fill up fast; make reservations as far in advance as you can.
Open from mid-May to mid-October. Operated by the National Park Service, no hook-ups, dump station available. Laundry and showers located near the campground for a fee. A maximum of two vehicles, six people, three tents are allowed per site. (A vehicle which is towing a trailer, pop-up, tent trailer, fifth wheel, or a motorhome pulling a vehicle is considered 2 vehicles.) Reservations are required. For online reservations, visit http://reservations.nps.gov/ or call 1-877-444-6777; outside the U.S. call (301) 722-1257. Reservations may be made up to, but not more than, five months in advance. Check at campground for last-minute availability. 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. Golden Age or Golden Access passport holders pay only price year round (passport number is needed when making reservation and passport holder must be camping at the site). Accessible campsites and restrooms are available.
After mid-October, weather permitting, a limited number of campsites at the North Rim Campground with limited services, (portable toilets), will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until snow closes Highway 67. Hikers and cross-country skiers will be permitted to use the park's group campsites throughout the winter months if they have obtained a permit through the park's Backcountry Office .
The North Rim Campground is located inside the park in the North Rim developed area. From Highway 67 south, enter the park at the north entrance and follow the entrance road for about 11.5 miles. The entrance for the campground is the second right after the North Kaibab Trailhead parking area.
Camping is available seasonally outside the park. Jacob Lake Campground: Operated by the U.S. Forest Service, 45 miles/75 km north of the North Rim, summer only, no hookups or reservations. Free evening programs. (for more info visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai/recreation/camp_jk.html ) Dispersed Camping: 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.
A variety of services are available inside the park either adjacent to the Grand Canyon Lodge or the North Rim Campground, and outside the park at the Kaibab Lodge and Country Store (18 miles/ 29 km ) and Jacob Lake (45 miles/ 72 km) north of the park. (visitor services inside the park are only open from mid-May to mid-October, after mid-October NO food, gasoline, or lodging will be available inside park boundaries)
Grand Canyon Lodge has a dining room and snack bar. Kaibab Lodge and Jacob Lake Inn have restaurants. Showers/Laundry: Facilities are adjacent to the North Rim Campground.
Supplies can be purchased at the General Store adjacent to the North Rim Campground and outside the park at the Kaibab Lodge Country Store.
To camp in the park in a location other than a developed campground on the rim you must obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center, this includes Bright Angel Campground at Phantom Ranch. All campsites in the Inner Canyon require a backcountry permit . Permits can be requested by mail or fax using the permit request form (telephone requests are not accepted). Applying well in advance is recommended although a small number of permits are sometimes available for the same day.
Grand Canyon National Park
P.O. Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-0129
or call (928) 638-7875, 1-5 pm
Fax: (928) 638-2125 Persons arriving without permits may put their names on a waiting list for cancellations. The North Rim Backcountry Information Center is open 8am-12pm and 1-5pm, mid-May to mid-October. Names are accepted for the waiting list in person only.