The road to Sunset View Campground
The entrance to Sunset View Campground. A sign states the campground rules.

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Sunset View Campground is OPEN year round.
Canyon View Campground is generally open for the summer and closed for the winter.
Please contact the park for details.


  • Fire Restrictions across the Navajo Nation may be in effect during the dry summer months. Please inquire at the Visitor Center for current updates.
  • DISPERSED CAMPING IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE PARK AND ON THE NAVAJO NATION. Camping in locations that are not permitted in the park causes damage to the ecosystem and is unsafe for park visitors. Undesignated access to tribal lands is considered trespassing.
  • Camping is FREE!

  • Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis.

  • No group campsites available at Sunset View Campground.

  • No registration and/or reservations are required.

  • Dry camping only. Please be aware that there are NO RV DUMP SITES OR HOOKUPS at both campgrounds.

  • Potable water is available at Sunset View Campground for cooking and filling small containers. Potable water is available outside of the restrooms at the sink. The water is unavailable during the winter months.


  • Quiet Hours are 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

  • More sites can be found at Canyon View Campground (closed during winter months).

  • Camping Limit is 7 days per visit and 14 days per year.

  • Navajo Nation Law prohibits alcoholic beverages on the reservation.

  • The campground is intended for individuals or groups that are camping overnight.

  • Reservations are not accepted for single sites. Single sites are available on a “First-Come, First-Serve” basis only.

  • Open fires are not allowed. Cooking is permitted in the grills provided. Charcoal must be supplied by site users. Please put out charcoal fires after each use. If the park is under fire restrictions, then there are no charcoal fires allowed.

  • It is illegal to cut and collect firewood in the park.

  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Pet waste must be properly disposed.

  • Overnight parking is not permitted on or alongside roads, in the parking lots, at the picnic area or at the overlooks.

  • Livestock is not permitted in the campground.

  • Commercial vehicles are not allowed in the campground.

  • Washing vehicles, dishes, pots, hair, or bathing at outdoor water faucets and/or at the restrooms is prohibited.

  • Panhandling or soliciting in the campground is prohibited.

  • Feeding stray animals and wildlife is prohibited.

  • Pinon picking is NOT ALLOWED in campground/park boundaries.

The bathroom facility at Sunset View Campground
This restroom facility at Sunset View Campground.

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A site at Sunset View Campground
One of the 31 sites at the Sunset View Campground. Charcoal grills are available at each site. WOOD FIRES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN PARK.

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Sunset View Campground

This RV and tent campground with paved roads near the visitor center.

This campground accommodates RVs up to 28 feet. No hookups or dump stations.

Open: All Year

Number of Sites: 31

No group sites

A site at Canyon View Campground.
One of the 14 sites at Canyon View Campground.

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Canyon View Campground

This primitive tent campground is a tenth of a mile from the visitor center on an unpaved road.

People enjoy this campground for its silence and spectacular night skies.

This campground is CLOSED for the winter.

Number of Sites: 14

Group Sites (up to 15 tents): 3

NOTICE: Due to the narrow, unpaved gravel road and low hanging branches, large RVs (over 28 feet) ARE NOT ALLOWED at this campground.

A composting toilet facility at the canyon view campground
A composting toilet facility at the Canyon View Campground.

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  • Composting toilets are available.
  • NO WATER! Water is available at Sunset View campground.
  • Charcoal grills, picnic tables, and parking spaces are available at each site.
  • Quiet Hours are from 10pm to 6am.
  • Pets must be on a leash.
  • Due to the dry season, open campfires and any other wood fire use (including use in on-site grills) are not allowed in the park. Propane and gas stoves are permitted unless prohibited by Navajo Nation Fire Restrictions.
  • Fire restrictions may be in effect across the Navajo Nation during the dry summer months. Inquire at the Visitor Center for current information.

Last updated: August 5, 2023

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