Campgrounds - North Rim

North Rim Services Update:

  • The North Rim Visitor Center remains closed.
  • The North Rim Campground is closed. The reopening day has not been determined. Water line replacement and paving is taking place.
  • Grand Canyon Lodge is now open for overnight guests.
  • Grab & Go Food is available from the Saloon, from 5:30 am to 8 pm daily. No indoor seating is available.
  • The North Rim General Store is open between 8 am and 5 pm daily.
  • Fuel is available 24/7 with a credit card at the North Rim Gas Station.
  • Regularly scheduled Trail Rides are being offered.
 
red flag shows location of north rim campground on map.
Map showing the location of North Rim Campground

North Rim Campground
is
Closed at This Time

Operated by the National Park Service
An opening date has not been determined

Fees and Reservations

Golden Age or Access passport holders pay only half price year-round; passport number required when reserving and passport holder must be camping at the site

$18-$25 per site per night. A maximum of 2 vehicles*, 6 people, 3 tents are allowed per site. Hiker/biker communal (shared) sites are available during the season - inquire at the campground kiosk office.

Group sites are also available, $50/night, maximum of 25 people and 3 vehicles allowed per group site. Passes may not be used with group sites.

*A vehicle, towing a trailer, pop-up, tent trailer, fifth wheel, or a motor home pulling a vehicle, is considered two vehicles.

North Rim Campground may be on a first-come, first-served basis during the 2020 season due to a major waterline replacement project..

 
Car parked facing in a pull-through campsite detached from a small, white, rounded trailer.
A family site in the North Rim Campground

2020 Campground Information

36°12'38"N - 112°03'36"W (8.316 ft/ 2,535 m)
Reservation period has not been determined
Operated by the National Park Service

  • No hook-ups, however,
  • there is a dump station within the campground
  • Water refill station available.
  • 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. Pets are only allowed on the Bridle Path. There is no kennel on the North Rim.
  • Wood and charcoal fires are only permitted in provided campsite grills.
  • No gathering of down wood - wood may be purchased at the general store.
  • Coin operated laundry and showers are located at entrance to campground.
 
A green tent pitched near a picnic table. In the distance are other tents and cars.
A family site in the North Rim Campground

For Reservations - when available, book online at rec.gov
The North Rim Campground fills most days, so try to arrive early in the day.

Fees are $18-$25 per site per night. A maximum of 2 vehicles, 6 people, 3 tents are allowed per site. (A vehicle, which is towing a trailer, pop-up, tent trailer, fifth wheel, or a motor home pulling a vehicle, is considered two vehicles.)

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).

Hiker/biker communal (shared) sites are available during the season - inquire at the campground kiosk office.

Group sites are also available, $50/night, maximum of 25 people and 3 vehicles allowed per group site. Passes may not be used with group sites.

 
a group campsite with a number of colorful tents under tall pine trees. A group of people are sitting at a picnic table on the far right.
The group campsite in the North Rim Campground
 


North Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide

In place of a newspaper, the North Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide is distributed at entrance stations, visitor centers, lodges, campgrounds, stores, and out-of-park locations, or you may download an PDF version below.

 
Graphic shows front (listing of services) and back (maps) of North Rim Pocket Map - the PDF version is accessible.
You will receive a paper copy of this map when you arrive at the North Rim. Click anywhere on the map above to download a PDF version.
 

Outside The Park Camping - North Rim

DeMotte Campground
Operated by the U.S. Forest Service. 16 miles/ 28km north of the canyon rim. No hookups. 1/2 of sites may be reserved. Generally open May 15 through October 15. for overnight camping, depending on snowfall. $18 for the first vehicle, $8 for the second, per site.

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. $18 per per night for first vehicle; second vehicle $8.00 Free evening programs.

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 ¼ mile/0.5 km south of Jacob Lake on Arizona Highway 67. Full hook-ups available. Phone (928) 643-7804 May 15 through October 15. Off-season phone (928) 526-0924, outside AZ 1-800-525-0924.


 

Winter Camping on the North Rim

North Rim roads are closed to vehicles between December 1st and May 15th, and no visitor services are available. During these winter months backpackers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers are permitted to use the North Rim Campground, provided a backcountry use permit has been obtained in advance. – These permits are available through the South Rim Backcountry Information Center. (e-mail us or call 928-638-7875)

The closest place to park during this time is Jacob Lake. The hike through the snow from Jacob Lake to the North Rim Campground is around 45 miles. Hikers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers will need to remain off the closed road (per Superintendent's Compendium re: safety from snowplows) and forge a path through the snow.

  • Note about Snowmobiles: Snowmobiles are not permitted within the park.
 
 
 

Last updated: July 30, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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