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Old 06-07-2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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Grand Canyon Camping

I need suggestions for a camping site on the north side of the canyon that has restrooms and showers. would be great if the camping site has shuttle service to the north rim
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:24 PM   #2
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:34 AM   #3
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north rim campground,,,, or rent one of the "cabins" there,,, no shuttle needed
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:51 PM   #4
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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Jacobs Lake.

I have camped at Jacobs lake before. I dont remember seeing any showers, just the outhouse type bathrooms.
But there is a really nice restaurant/gas station right accross the street from the campsite.
I would stay there again.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:53 PM   #6
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I don't think there are showers at the campground. you can walk from camp to the north rim. The restaurant is nice and there's a bar there too. They do have shuttles that will take you from the restaurant to the campground.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:01 PM   #7
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I need suggestions for a camping site on the north side of the canyon that has restrooms and showers. would be great if the camping site has shuttle service to the north rim
are you on 2 wheels or 4? If 4, sedan or SUV?

We stayed in a cabin at Jacobs Lake one night, and camped a bit north of Tuweep (Toroweap) ranger Station in a Pinion Forest (campground at the point was full). Next day our Jeep emptied out all of its transmission fluid at Toroweap Point.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:14 PM   #8
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Bump.

Fam and I will be trucking up to the North Rim but all the campgrounds are booked so we will be doing "dispersed camping" somewhere along the road that leads in there.

Anybody have any good camping spots that they are willing to share? coordinates would be great.

We'll be doing this for Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley as well.

Any help with info appreciated.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:16 PM   #9
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Look up Locust Point. Just a little beyond Jacob's Lake. Free to camp there. No facilities. You can put your tent right on the edge of the canyon. It is a mountain bike destination because it is the launching point for the Rainbow Rim Trail, which is not open to motorcycles. But the location is epic. Just some simple fire roads from the main pavement.

Here was the view just a few steps from my tent each morning.



Just beyond the trees and brush to the left is the edge of the canyon.



If you decide to hike, you can get to some other nice look outs. It was best doing it on a mountain bike though. P.S. Not me in this photo, one of my friends.





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Old 06-28-2014, 07:45 PM   #10
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:28 PM   #11
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Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

Hopefully I'll be able to get there.
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Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

Hopefully I'll be able to get there.
Looks like about 13 miles of dirt road. See you there wholeo.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:19 PM   #13
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Fam and I will be trucking up to the North Rim but all the campgrounds are booked so we will be doing "dispersed camping" somewhere along the road that leads in there.

Anybody have any good camping spots that they are willing to share? coordinates would be great.

We'll be doing this for Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley as well.

Any help with info appreciated.
We camped in the wilderness camping fairly close to the north rim,they were really neat campsites with great views closeby,in a stand of old growth aspens.

Just ask the ranger where you enter the park.
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We camped in the wilderness camping fairly close to the north rim,they were really neat campsites with great views closeby,in a stand of old growth aspens.

Just ask the ranger where you enter the park.
yeah the area has a lot of camping but when we arrived on Friday it was HAILING like crazy.
So we camped at the Jacob Lake campground which sucked.

If I would have known I would have made the trek further south on the 67.

Locust point is off of rt22 which is real close to the entrance of the park. it looked great but we didn't venture off into the area as we were pressed for time.

Rattlecan is supposed to be checking the area out as I type so I hope he can come back with more good recon of the area. :)
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I did however find an excellent spot near Monument Valley 2 days later.



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