Eating & Sleeping

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 much of the year.

South Rim Grand Canyon Village is open all year

South Rim Desert View (24 miles east of Grand Canyon Village) is open all year - Lodging is not available at Desert View. However there is a "first come, first serve" campground that is open from mid April through mid-October of each year. (No hook-ups) Desert View Campground has closed for the 2017 season.

North Rim is closed for the winter: Lodging will be available May 15th through October 15, 2018.

Phantom Ranch at the bottom of Grand Canyon - is open all year.
Beginning in January 2019, reservations will be 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 much of the year.

South Rim Village Mather Campground <open all year>
Grand Canyon Village - No Hook-ups - Reservations

South Rim Village Trailer Village RV <open all year>
Grand Canyon Village - Full Hook-ups - Reservations

South Rim Desert View Campground <closed for the winter>
No Hook-ups - 25 miles (41 km) east of Grand Canyon Village.
First-come-first-served (usually fills between 1 and 2 pm)
Will be open mid-April through mid-October 2018

North Rim North Rim Campground <closed for the winter>
No Hook-ups - Reservations
Open May 15 through Oct. 31, 2018 (Minimal services Oct 16 - 31)

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 obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center.

Learn about Grand Canyon river trips here.


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

Last updated: December 5, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


(928) 638-7888

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