Eating & Sleeping

Grand Canyon National Park is continuing to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance, and is adjusting operations as needed.

The information presented here is to help you plan a visit during 2021.

Visit this web page for the current list of what is open, and for park-wide updates >

Lodging, Camping and Food Information On This Page Navigation

Front entrance to rustic Bright Angel Lodge. Yellow fall colors. People in front.
Bright Angel Lodge on the South Rim


Reservations should be made well in advance as park lodging tends to be full most of the year.

South Rim Grand Canyon Village Lodging is available all year

South Rim Desert View is usually open all year.
Desert View facilities are CLOSED at this time
25 miles (40 km) east of Grand Canyon Village)

Lodging is not available at Desert View.
However there is a "first-come, first-served" seasonal campground that is normally open mid-April through mid-October. (No hook-ups at Desert View Campground) DESERT VIEW CAMPGROUND IS CLOSED for the winter.

Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge is Closed for Winter >

Phantom Ranch
At the bottom of Grand Canyon - is open all year.
Reservations are made through an online lottery system. More >


a family campsite underneath tall ponderosa pine trees. a green and white tent on left. Picnic table in a clearing on right.
Family campsite at Mather Campground on the South Rim.


Reservation should be made well in advance. Park campgrounds are full most of the year.

South Rim Village Mather Campground
First-come, first-served family sites (up to 6) during Dec, Jan and Feb.
Grand Canyon Village - No Hook-ups

South Rim Village Trailer Village RV
Grand Canyon Village - Full Hook-ups - Reservations

South Rim Desert View Campground CLOSED for Winter
No Hook-ups - 25 miles (41 km) east of Grand Canyon Village.
First-come-first-served (usually fills between 1 and 2 pm)

North Rim North Rim Campground
No Hook-ups - CLOSED for Winter.

two yellow dome tents in a backcountry campsite within canyon walls. a number of backpacks are hanging well above the ground from a metal pole
Cottonwood backcountry campground within Grand Canyon

Backcountry Camping

Backcountry Permits
If you wish to camp anywhere in the park, other than in developed campgrounds on the North Rim or the South Rim, you must first obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center.


Two people walking across street towards general store. outside picnic tables with green umbrellas
South Rim Village General Store

Restaurants and Groceries

South Rim Food: Inside of the Park
South Rim Food: Outside of the Park

At the bottom of Grand Canyon: Phantom Ranch

North Rim Food: Inside and Outside of the Park


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Last updated: November 30, 2020

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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