Desert View Campground is located near the east entrance of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The campground is near the Desert View Watchtower and offers easy access to the scenic rim drive.
Desert View Campground - Grand Canyon National Park
Number of Sites: 50
Location in the park: East Entrance to the park
Campsite Cost: $18
Senior/Access Camping Fee: $9, Golden Age or Access passport holders pay only ½ price year-round (passport number is needed when making a reservation, and passport holder must be camping at the site).
Reservations: Yes, Reservations can be made from April 29, through October 1
Latitude/Longitude: 36.0389° N, 111.8222° W
Accessible Sites: 2 sites within Desert View Campground, that are closest to the restrooms, are identified as ADA campsites.
Pets Allowed: Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times.
Are campground Reservations Available? Reservations can be made from April 29, through October 1. Campsites for the 2021 season will be by reservation only
Phone Number? 1-877-444-6777
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? book reservations up to 6 months in advance
First Come, First Served? Desert View Campground does not hold back any campsites for first-come, first-served camping during peak season and does not have a waitlist or call-back system. Same Day Reservations can be made online (www.recreation.gov) or by phone (877-444-6777).
Dump Station: No
Bear Boxes: No
Flush Toilets: Yes - seasonal
Firewood: It is a short walk or drive from the Desert View General Store which sells wood
Is wifi available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? Cell phone connectivity can be intermittent and is not reliable.
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Is firewood available for purchase? wood may be purchased at the general store
Amenities at each campsite: Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a cooking grill.
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? No
Potable Water? Water spigots are available between sites 8 & 10 and 34 & 35. These spigots cannot be used to fill RV tanks.
RV Camping at Desert View Campground
RV Length: Maximum vehicle length is 30 feet; front bumper to rear bumper
Generators: 7–9 am and 6–8 pm. Generators may not be used in Pine Loop.
Hook-Ups: There are no RV hook-ups at Desert View Campground.
How to get to Desert View Campground
Desert View Campground is located within the Desert View Settlement at the East Entrance.
The entrance road to the campground is the first right past the gas station. Desert View is located 23 miles/ 37 km east of Grand Canyon Village, on SR 64/Desert View Drive, on the South Rim of the park.
The maximum number of people in a campsite: 6 people
The number of cars per campsite: 2
Check-in time: 12 pm
Checkout time: 11 am
Quiet Hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Stays are limited to 7 consecutive days and 30 days per calendar year.
Desert View Campground Map
Photos of Desert View Campground
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