Best Campsites in Arizona

  • By: Mike
  • Date: May 20, 2022
  • Time to read: 2 min.

In this post, we look at some of the best campsites in Arizona. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all and enjoy the great outdoors, then these campsites are definitely worth checking out.

Arizona is a southwestern state in the United States. It is the sixth-largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Arizona shares borders with New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, and Mexico. The capital and largest city is Phoenix.

Arizona has a rich history and culture that attracts visitors from all over the world. There are a number of national parks and monuments, as well as numerous other attractions. The state is also home to a variety of camping opportunities, from remote and primitive campsites to developed campgrounds with all the amenities.

Whether you’re looking for a place to pitch your tent and enjoy the night sky, or you’re looking for a full-service RV campground, Arizona has something to offer. Here are some of the best campsites in Arizona.

Mogollon Rim, Arizona

Mogollon Rim is a campsite located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The campsite is situated in a remote area, approximately 2 miles from the lake. Fishing and boating are available at Woods Canyon Lake, which is a short drive from the campsite. The campsite is best suited for those who enjoy being in nature and away from civilization.

Price Per Night: $18

Available year-round

Booking Procedure

Sites 14-26 are available for advanced reservation.

Maximum of 14 nights

GPS Coordinates/Address

34.32143, -110.95667

34°19’17″N, 110°57’24″W

Camping

  • 26 Tent Pitches
  • Sites can accommodate tents, pop-up campers, trailers, and motorhomes

Facilities

  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Vault Toilet
  • BBQ
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire Pit
  • Grills/Fire Ring

Activities Available

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife

Website:

https://www.recreation.gov/camping/mogollon-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=150440

Mogollon Rim Campsite (Credit: thedyrt.com)

North Rim Campground, Grand Canyon National Park

The North Rim Campground is located in Grand Canyon National Park, one of the most popular national parks in the United States. The campsite is situated on the north rim of the canyon, where you can get stunning views of the canyon. The campsite is popular with hikers and backpackers, as there are a number of trails in the area.

Price Per Night: $18

Check-in at noon; check out at 11 am

Booking Procedure

Stays are limited to 7 consecutive days and 30 days per calendar year

From May 15 to October 31, sites are by reservation only 

The North Rim Campground is closed for the winter between November 1 and May 14

GPS Coordinates/Address

36.2095° N,

112.0602° W

AZ-67, North Rim, AZ 86052

Camping

  • 12 Tent Pitches
  • Sites can accommodate tents, pop-up campers, trailers, and motorhomes

Facilities

  • Flush Toilets – seasonal
  • Composting Toilets – seasonal
  • Drinking water spigots
  • Picnic tables
  • Campfire rings with cooking grills 
  • Coin-operated showers and laundry are available within walking distance

Activities Available

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Local Attractions

Website:

https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/cg-nr.htm

Grand Canyon North Rim Campground (NPS Photo by Michael Quinn)
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