The North Rim Campground is located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The canyon's rustic and less populated North Rim is home to abundant wildlife, hiking trails, and unparalleled views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The facility is at an elevation of 8,200 ft., with pleasant summer temperatures and frequent afternoon thunderstorms. There may still be snow on the ground when the campground opens in mid-May; likewise, it may snow before the last reservation day in mid-October. Because of this variability, visitors should come prepared for any weather.
There are picnic tables and campfire rings with cooking grills at each of the 90 campsites, as well as drinking water spigots placed throughout the campground. Due to current fire restrictions, campfires and charcoal grills are currently prohibited. The General Store located near the campground entrance is open seven days a week. Coin-operated showers and laundry facilities are available as well as a gas station that is open 24/7 for credit/debit card customers. These facilities are located near the campground and are operated by the General Store. The Grand Canyon Lodge provides grab-and-go food services everyday through October 15th.
The Grand Canyon Lodge and Visitor Center are one mile south of the campground. The nearest town is Jacob Lake, 41 miles away, and the closest full-service grocery stores and medical facilities are in Kanab, Utah and Page, Arizona.
Attention RV and Trailer campers: Maximum vehicle length listed under each North Rim Campground site is the COMBINED LENGTH of the RV/trailer and tow vehicle due to all sites being pull-through sites.
The North Rim Campground is open from May 15, 2022 to October 15, 2022. Campsites are by reservation only. There are no walk-up sites available.
Campers arriving after-hours will find their campsite assignment posted at the Camping Registration kiosk, and must confirm their reservation by 8:00 AM the next morning.
There are no water/electrical/sewer hook-ups. Generator use is limited to the hours of 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Generators cannot be used outside of these hours. A dump station and fresh water fill-up is located near the campground entrance and is free to use.
Vehicles per Campsite: No more than two (2) passenger vehicles -OR- one (1) passenger vehicle towing a trailer.
Tents per Campsite: No more than three (3) small tents -OR- one tent (1) in addition to a motor home, trailer, or campervan.
Tent-Only Sites: Limited to (1) large tent -OR- two (2) small tents. Sites are approximately 100 feet from parking area. Restricted to one (1) passenger vehicle. No RVs, trailers, campervans, rooftop campers, or pick-up truck campers are permitted.
Group Sites: Only tents are permitted and parking is restricted to three (3) passenger vehicles per site. No RVs, trailers, campervans, rooftop campers, or pick-up truck campers are permitted.
Premium Sites: Sites # 011, 014, 015, 016, and 018 provide a prime view of the canyon.
The North Rim Campground cannot accommodate livestock. Visitors planning on coming to the North Rim with livestock must contact the Backcountry Information Office at (928) 638-7875 Monday-Friday from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (MST).
Ravens, coyotes, squirrels, and other wildlife frequent the area. All food must be stored in a vehicle or hardsided container.
Increased bee activity has been observed this summer. Bees are attracted to standing water so here are a few tips to keep your site bee-free:
>> Do not wash your hands at the water spigots; restrooms are available throughout the campground.
>> Do not dump water containers near your campsite; utility sinks are installed on each restroom building.
>> When filling water containers at the water spigots/dump station, make sure the container is positioned properly to prevent spillage.
Afternoon thunderstorms are common from June through to September. Be aware of flash flooding when hiking the Inner Canyon.
Contact ADOT by dialing 511 from any landline or mobile phone or (888) 411-7623 to check road conditions before traveling to the park.
North Rim Campground is shaded by large Ponderosa pines interspersed with aspens, which turn golden-yellow in the early fall. The campground borders Transept Canyon, a side canyon that drains into the main canyon, providing a stunning view for the premium campsites. The North Rim lies on the Kaibab Plateau, an area that has been uplifted by geologic processes, making it higher in elevation. Many species of wildlife call the Kaibab home, including the tassel-eared Kaibab squirrel which is found nowhere else in the world. A short walk along the Transept Trail or a visit to the Grand Canyon Lodge during sunrise or sunset yields spectacular views of yellow, orange, red and violet on the canyon walls. Although there is no view of the Colorado River from North Rim, layers of rock display billions of years of geologic history.
Hiking is the most popular activity for visitors. Campers have access to the Transept Trail, an unpaved trail that travels along the rim to the visitor center and lodge, as well as the Bridle Trail, which cuts through the forest and connects with the North Kaibab Trail. The Bridle Trail is the only trail that allows bikes and pets. The North Kaibab Trail descends into the Inner Canyon and is a short walk from the campground.
NPS. GENERAL DELIVERY North Rim AZ 86052
For campground inquiries, please call: 928-638-7814
North Rim Campground is 210 driving miles (4.5 hours) north of Mather Campground on the South Rim.
This facility is located at the end of State Highway 67, about 41 miles south of Jacob Lake, Arizona, 87 miles south of Kanab, Utah and 120 miles southwest of Page, Arizona. Highway 67 is the only road into and out of the North Rim. There is no access by road across the canyon from the North Rim to the South Rim.
From State Highway 89A, take Highway 67 south for 30 miles to the park North Rim entrance station. The North Rim campground is located about 11.5 miles from the North Rim entrance station. The turn for the campground is the second right after the North Kaibab Trailhead parking area, and 1/4 mile past the turn for the North Rim Unit (Administration) and Backcountry Offices.