Desert View Campground (Grand Canyon National Park)

State: Arizona

Short Name: Desert View Campground

Address 1: Grand Canyon National Park

Open: Open from mid May through Oct

Number of Sites: 50

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

National Park: 155

Desert View Campground

* No hook-ups
* 30-foot trailer or RV maximum
* Located 26 miles/ 42 km east of Grand Canyon Village.
* Open May through mid-October.

Campsites are on a first come – first served – self-registration basis. The campground is usually full by early afternoon during the busy summer months. No reservations are accepted for campsites for the Desert View Campground at anytime. There is a 7-day camping limit. Check out is at 11:00 AM.

PETS are allowed, but must be leashed at all times, and may not be left unattended.

The Desert View Campground opened for the 2009 summer season on Friday May 8th, 2009 at 9:00am and closed mid-October 2009. The following information for the Desert View Campground is effective for the entire 2009 summer season, and will be updated for 2010 during the spring of 2010.

Occupancy: There are a total of 50 campsites in the Desert View Campground. Most sites are sized to accommodate tents or smaller RV’s or Travel Trailers. Very few sites can accommodate large RV’s or Travel Trailers (30 ft. maximum length). There is a limit of six persons; two tents; or two-vehicles or one RV/Travel Trailer per site.

Camping Fees: Campsites at the Desert View Campground are $12.00 for each space for each night. The Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass, Golden Age Passport, and Golden Access Passport entitle the pass owner to a 50% discount on camping fees. No discounts on camping for any other Federal Pass holders. We accept either exact cash or credit card for payment of campsites with our automated fee machine located by the campground restrooms.

Services: There are no utility, water, or sewer hook-ups available at the Desert View Campground (all campsites are dry sites). Each site does have a campfire grill for fires and cooking use and a picnic table. There are two water faucets located within the campground. There are one Men’s, Women’s, and Handicap Accessible restrooms in the campground. The restrooms have flushing toilets and sinks (with no hot water). There are no shower facilities at the Desert View Campground. The nearest showers are at Mather Campground in Grand Canyon Village, 26 miles/ 42 km west.