Campground is pretty much right in the thick of
things on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Within walking
distance of the south rim, Mather boasts 317 campsites,
a shower and laundry facility as well as a general store,
restaurants, gift shops and a nice visitors center. With
4.5 million people visiting the Grand Canyon, reservations
are almost a must and can be made five months in advance.
Reservations during the winter months (December - March)
are not taken and the campground is on a first-come, first-served
basis. There is a maximum of two vehicles, six people, three
tents are allowed per site. Also, any vehicle towing another
vehicle such as a pop-up tent trailer or a motorhome towing
a car is considered two vehicles.
(courtesy of the National Park Service)
the south entrance follow the road for about three miles
to the stoplights, turn left onto Center Road. Travel ¼
mile; turn right onto Market Plaza Road. The campground
is about one mile down Market Plaza Road on the right. From
the east entrance follow the road 25 miles, turn left at
the "T" intersection onto South Entrance Road.
Travel about ½ mile to the stoplights and turn right
onto Center Road. Travel ¼ mile; turn right onto
Market Plaza Road. The campground is about one mile down
Market Plaza Road on the right.
The Visitor Center at Grand Canyon Village Photo
Credit: The National Park Service