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Visiting Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon — this awe-inspiring sight has been captivating visitors since the national park first opened in 1919. This mile-deep gorge is 10 miles wide and spans 277 miles across Northern Arizona. The canyon holds a huge amount of history and information about our earth and contains some of the oldest exposed rock on the planet. However, its dimensions and geological importance are not what draw over 5 million visitors each year, though. Its spectacular beauty can only be truly understood when you see it in all its glory for yourself at Grand Canyon National Park.

There is so much to see and explore when you visit Grand Canyon National Park. To delve into this natural wonder, you may want to enjoy a truly outdoor experience by camping nearby. Whether you prefer the popular attractions along the South Rim or the relative isolation of the North Rim, Grand Canyon camping doesn't get any better than with Kampgrounds of America. There are several KOA Campgrounds nearby that are perfect for avid RVers, cabin enthusiasts and traditional tent campers. Whether you are coming for a weekend or a week, KOA makes a great basecamp for exploring the wonder and inspiring beauty of Grand Canyon National Park.
Grand Canyon National Park

Experiencing the Grand Canyon

Even the most seasoned adventurers become awestruck at the sight of the Grand Canyon. Carved by the Colorado River over countless years, this natural wonder is known for its massive gorges, panoramic displays, dramatic rock formations and rugged ridges. As you plan your exploration of Grand Canyon National Park, it is exciting to realize that you will be walking the same trails that both Native and European explorers have tread for hundreds of years.

Thanks to the Grand Canyon's status as a national park and its sacred significance to the Native cultures in the region, much of the area remains pristine and untouched. This means that besides the other visitors enjoying the countless vistas and spectacular views, this site is preserved in all its natural glory.

South Rim and North Rim


There is much to do and see when you visit Grand Canyon National Park. Even a simple sightseeing venture is an activity that could take hours. Some visitors do not realize that the Grand Canyon has two main vantage points — the South Rim and the North Rim. The South Rim is by far the most popular destination, as it is considered to be the true Grand Canyon experience. From the South Rim, you can witness nearly two dozen expansive views often seen in popular media. It is also more easily accessible from most major cities and nearby KOA Campgrounds.

While still beautiful in its own right, the North Rim is strikingly different. Because it only has three major vantage points, it is far less busy. The North Rim also closes during the winter months.

Grand Canyon Village and Skywalk


Most visitors begin their Grand Canyon adventure at one of two places — Grand Canyon Village or the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Village is the most popular entryway into Grand Canyon National Park. It is home to Yavapai Point, one of the best ways to view the Grand Canyon in all its splendor. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the canyon's history, from its Native American roots to the impact of Westernization. The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a recent and controversial addition to the park. The large, semi-circular bridge features a transparent floor that provides an unforgettable view of the canyon below. Although the Hualapai Tribe owns it, many feel it detracts from the Grand Canyon's natural beauty.

One of the best ways to get up close and personal with the Grand Canyon is to plan a hiking tour. Many trails take you all the way to the bottom, allowing you to stop and enjoy the scenery or take photographs along the way. Some of the most popular hiking trails include the Rim trails and the Bright Angel Trail on the South Rim. Once you reach the bottom, rafting adventures are available on the famed Colorado River.

Things to Do and See in the Grand Canyon National Park

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Bright Angel Trail

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Desert View Drive

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Grand Canyon Skywalk

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Grand Canyon Village

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Havasupai Falls

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Hermit Road

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Hoover Dam

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Lee's Ferry

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North Kaibab Trail

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North Rim

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Parashant National Monument

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Rim Trail

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The Canyon Vistas Ride

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The Trail of Time

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Tuweep Overlook


Fun Facts About Grand Canyon National Park

Keep an eye out for scenery from the Grand Canyon National Park Area featured in these films:
Fools Rush In
Grand Canyon
Into the Wild
Joe Dirt
Maverick
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Next
Nurse Betty
The Guilt Trip
Transformers

Nearby Attractions to Grand Canyon National Park

Aztec Ruins National Monument

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Canyonlands National Park

El Morro National Monument

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

Mesa Verde National Park

Navajo National Monument

Petrified Forest National Park

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Wupatki National Monument

Zion National Park



KOA Campgrounds Near Grand Canyon National Park

With over 500 KOA campgrounds in the United States and Canada, you'll find 4 KOA campgrounds near Grand Canyon National Park.
KOA Journeys

Grand Canyon / Williams KOA Journey

5333 State Highway 64, Williams, Arizona

Camping near Grand Canyon National Park At The Grand Canyon / Williams KOA Journey

If you are looking for that perfect blend of comfort and convenience, it does not get any better than Grand Canyon/Williams KOA. This campground is near Grand Canyon's South Rim. It includes a variety of modern and luxurious amenities that ensure you are well-rested and raring to go for your busy day of hiking and sightseeing.

Grand Canyon/Williams KOA is far from the hustle and bustle of city life and busy interstates. Each star-studded night will be spent sitting with your family staring up at the skies as you try to name off as many constellations as you can. Because this campground is open year-round, you can plan a Grand Canyon expedition on your time. From Native ruins to diverse wildlife to the dramatic landscapes, get ready to spend your days exploring all that the Grand Canyon has to offer. From nearby Williams, you can even climb aboard the Grand Canyon Railway for an unforgettable journey to this unforgettable sight.

The Grand Canyon/Williams KOA is designed to be the perfect guest experience. You will love the modern facilities, relaxing pool and fireside coffee bar complete with delicious specialty coffees. The gift store is a great place to find memorable souvenirs for loved ones back at home. You will also find KampK9®, a dog park where your pooch can run and play. After busy days of hiking and sightseeing, you will love the luxuries of a Deluxe Cabin, complete with a kitchen, linens and bathroom. You can keep it old-school with a traditional Tent Site as well, with easy access to bathrooms and showers. Spacious RV Sites with all the RV-friendly amenities you could ask for are an option as well.

Grand Canyon / Williams KOA Journey

Open March 25 to October 31 More Details

Camping at Grand Canyon / Williams KOA Journey

* The directions provided are estimated, please confirm directions to and from the KOA to your destination.

Grand Canyon / Williams KOA Journey Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 100' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/15 - 9/2)
  • Snack Bar
  • Propane
  • Firewood
  • Bike Rentals
  • KampK9®

Unique Amenities

  • Bike Rentals
  • Convenience Store
  • Full Service Tour Concierge
  • Games/Kids Activities
  • Gift Shop
  • Gourmet Coffee Bar
  • Large Pull Through Sites
  • Laundry Center
  • Rec Room with Pool Table

Hours / Operation

Open March 25 to October 31

RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 12:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Accommodations

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Contact

Reserve: 800-562-5771
5333 State Highway 64
Williams, AZ 86046
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KOA Holidays

Williams / Exit 167 / Circle Pines KOA Holiday

1000 Circle Pines Road, Williams, Arizona

Camping near Grand Canyon National Park At The Williams / Exit 167 / Circle Pines KOA Holiday

A visit to Grand Canyon National Park is usually not a solo venture. Most people travel here with their family. If you are sharing this experience with your little ones, be sure to find a campground with plenty of features for even the youngest campers. Welcome to Williams/Exit 167/Circle Pines KOA, a family-friendly campground with tons of fun and fabulous amenities for all ages.

Adventure is waiting for you and your family, whether you stick around the campground or you venture out to see the many wonders of Grand Canyon National Park. Williams/Exit 167/Circle Pines KOA is just under an hour from the park's main entrance, making it an incredible basecamp for any of the local attractions and landmarks. Whether you take the Grand Canyon Railway or you prefer your modern mode of transportation, in no time at all, you will be staring with wide eyes at one of the seven wonders of the world.

There are also tons of other things to do right outside the campground. Guests love exploring the many trails in the surrounding forests, whether on their own two feet, on horseback or by bike. This KOA location is also near Bearizona, a drive-through animal refuge where you can get an up-close view of local wildlife, from black bears to bison.

While most guests enjoying the Grand Canyon do not spend much time around camp, if you and your kids need a break, this location offers an assortment of on-site recreation, including mini golf, an indoor pool, two playgrounds, a game room, hayrides, a jumping pillow and so much more. Once you are ready to settle down for the night, there are lots of lodging options to choose from. Avid RVers will love the easily accessible and spacious RV Sites complete with full hookups. Traditional Tent Sites, rustic Camping Cabins and hotel-style Deluxe Cabins are also popular options. However, if you are looking for a true taste of the Old West, you can also stay in an authentic tepee or Conestoga covered wagon.

Williams / Exit 167 / Circle Pines KOA Holiday

Open All Year More Details

Camping at Williams / Exit 167 / Circle Pines KOA Holiday

* The directions provided are estimated, please confirm directions to and from the KOA to your destination.

Williams / Exit 167 / Circle Pines KOA Holiday Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (4/1 - 10/31)
  • Hot Tub / Sauna
  • Snack Bar
  • Propane
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Mini Golf
  • Firewood
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals
  • KampK9®

Hours / Operation

Open All Year

RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 12:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Accommodations

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Contact

Reserve: 800-562-9379
1000 Circle Pines Road
Williams, AZ 86046
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Flagstaff KOA Holiday

5803 North US Highway 89, Flagstaff, Arizona

Camping near Grand Canyon National Park At The Flagstaff KOA Holiday

Located in a beautiful mountain setting amidst the San Francisco Peaks and the tall ponderosa pines sits the charming and comfortable Flagstaff KOA. Located just off historic Route 66, this campground is about an hour and a half from the Grand Canyon's South Rim. However, if you are looking for other things to do and see near the Grand Canyon on your vacation, this is the perfect basecamp for you.

Flagstaff KOA is centrally located near some of Northern Arizona's most must-see sights. Travel east, and you can enjoy the other-worldly landscape of the Petrified Forest or the multitude of colors in the Painted Desert. Head north to Lake Powell, a picturesque playground for water activities. Even closer is Meteor Crater, a great chasm that formed after a meteor struck the earth thousands of years ago. From canyons to Native American ruins, the knowledgeable team at Flagstaff KOA can give you the inside scoop on all the local must-see attractions to ensure your vacation is the trip of a lifetime.

As a green campground, Flagstaff KOA is on the cutting edge of environmentally-friendly practices. This location has wind turbines, full on-site recycling and water reclaiming for landscaping. The campground also offers tons of amenities to RVers, tent campers and lodgers alike. If you are making your way through Arizona via big rig, you will love all the RV-friendly features. If you do not have an RV or a tent, choose between rustic Camping Cabins and luxurious Deluxe Cabins. You will even find authentic tepees if you are looking for something a bit more unusual.

Flagstaff KOA Holiday

Open All Year More Details

Camping at Flagstaff KOA Holiday

* The directions provided are estimated, please confirm directions to and from the KOA to your destination.

Flagstaff KOA Holiday Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 55' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Propane
  • Firewood
  • KampK9®

Hours / Operation

Open All Year

RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 12:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Accommodations

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Contact

Reserve: 800-562-3524
5803 North US Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Seligman / Route 66 KOA Journey

21305 I-40 Business Loop, Seligman, Arizona

Camping near Grand Canyon National Park At The Seligman / Route 66 KOA Journey

Get your kicks on Route 66 when you choose the Seligman/Route 66 KOA as your basecamp for all your Northern Arizona travels. Located just over an hour from Grand Canyon National Park, Route 66 is a vestige of a bygone era in American history. Linking Chicago to the Pacific Ocean, no other highway in the United States is as celebrated in song or pop culture. Although Route 66 was decommissioned in the 1980s, it continues to be a symbol of the American people’s heritage of travel and spirited independence.

Enjoy some 1950s nostalgia in the town of Seligman, where you can sip a malt with your sweetheart or enjoy some eats at the Road Kill Cafe. In the spring, hundreds of classic cars spill into town for the popular Fun Run to Topock. Many choose this KOA Campground because of its proximity to the Grand Canyon. Easy day trips will take you straight to the park's top sights, including Havasupai Falls, Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon Caverns.

After your day of adventure, you will be glad to have a place of relaxation and beauty among the campground's high desert settings. The cool starry nights are untouched by light pollution, and there are plenty of on-site amenities, including a laundry room, dog park and family-friendly games. Stay in the peace and quiet of one of our charming Camping Cabins. If you are looking for a memorable Grand Canyon RV camping experience, grab a pull-through RV Site. We also have Tent Sites for traditionalists who cannot wait to huddle around their campfire and swap stories about their Grand Canyon adventures.

Seligman / Route 66 KOA Journey

Open All Year More Details

Camping at Seligman / Route 66 KOA Journey

* The directions provided are estimated, please confirm directions to and from the KOA to your destination.

Seligman / Route 66 KOA Journey Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 73' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (6/16 - 10/15)
  • Propane
  • Firewood
  • KampK9®

Hours / Operation

Open All Year

All Sites

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Accommodations

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Contact

Reserve: 800-562-4017
21305 I-40 Business Loop
Seligman, AZ 86337
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