Camping & Hotels | Arizona:

Updated: Mar 16

It can be frustrating when you go somewhere new and you have no idea where you want to stay. Are you camping? Do you have a campground reserved? Are you dispersed camping? Do you know where to go before things fill up? We want to help you cut out some of the hassle. Here are the places that we went, how we got there & how much it cost.


There are two sides at The Grand Canyon - South Rim & North Rim. While the north rim is less crowded and beyond beautiful - the south rim has more of the "action". Mather Campground was perfect for putting us right in the middle of it all. Even though there are a lot of sites, they are spread out enough that it feels like you have more privacy than not. There is a good chance you will also be greeted by the local Elk. The spots do not have water or electrical hook ups! When you first enter into the campground there is a building that has coin operated showers & laundry. Shower at your own risk, I did shower with a baby turd. Gotta do what ya gotta do.

Our favorite part of this campground was that we didn't have to move the bus if we didn't want to! There is a trail that runs through the campgrounds to the visitor center, the Grand Canyon & the Village. Bring your bikes or put on your walking shoes!

Price: $18/night

Closest Town: Williams, AZ

GPS Coordinates: 36.049922, -112.120389

This is a great campground if you are headed to see Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. They have a few loops: tent only, rv spots with no hookups, & rv spots WITH hookups. The price varies greatly depending on which you decide to go with. The best part of this campground? You have a BEAUTIFUL view of Lake Powell.

They have a laundry facility, coin operated showers (much cleaner than The Grand Canyon) and a sink to do dishes in! They also have restrooms at each of the loops that are very clean. There is something about a clean bathroom that just really makes or breaks a place.

While the spot we stayed at didn't have hookups, you CAN run a generator when it isn't quiet hours!

Price: $30-$80/night

Closest Town: Page, AZ

GPS Coordinates: 36.996915, -111.499193

Side note: This is a more expensive spot, BUT we were not able to find any dispersed camping around the area. Once we left, there were a couple spots leaving the area that we felt we may have been able to boondock but don't hold us to that! If you want to check it out, 36.938161, -111.496130.

Our favorite campground in Northern Arizona! This was a great spot just outside of Sedona (30 minute drive with no traffic) at the Dead Horse Ranch State Park. We absolutely loved staying here and stayed for two nights. They have spots that have hookups and some that don't. We opted for the spot that didn't to save some money, BUT you may not run generators here.

Everyone who was at the campground was extremely friendly, the area was quiet and peaceful. It felt like we were on vacation! The bathrooms were very clean and they had free hot showers! The campground also has access to trails that will take you to the Tuzigoot National Monument.

Price: $20-$30/night

Closest Town: Cottonwood, AZ

GPS Coordinates: 34.752595, -112.020626

Dispersed Camping


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