If you’re taking an RV from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, you’re going to need to make some stops along the way. On my trip to the Grand Canyon, I mapped out a couple of the best RV parks and campgrounds between the two destinations.
These are the best RV parks between Las Vegas and the south rim of the Grand Canyon:
- Circus Circus
- King’s Row RV Park
- Lake Mead RV Village
- Canyon Trail RV Park
- Kingman KOA Journey
- Tradewinds RV Park
- Seligman / Route 66 KOA Journey
- Williams KOA Journey
- Raptor Ranch / Flintstones Bedrock City Campground
- Grand Canyon Camper Village
- Trailer Village RV Park
- Dispersed camping
When traveling to the Grand Canyon, you’ll want to pick your stops carefully. RV parks have a limited number of spaces, and they fill up fast. You’ll also want to consider which rim of the Grand Canyon you plan on visiting since that can alter the route you ultimately end up taking.
RV Stops on the Way to the Grand Canyon South Rim
From start to finish, it takes approximately 4 hours to drive to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. You can easily accomplish that in a single day however, most people like to stop and sightsee along the way.
You do not want to drive at night since the desert gets extremely dark. The darkness makes it easy to take a wrong turn or hit an animal crossing the road. You’ll want to stop for the night at one of these RV parks.
This map is interactive, so you can zoom in and get a closer look.
This is the route to the south rim of the Grand Canyon (the most popular rim). The north and west rims require entirely different routes, so I’ll cover that at the end of this article.
By no means are you required to stop at every one of the RV parks listed, but you may want to pick out one or two of them. In the next section, I give you an overview of each of the parks so you can pick the ones that make the most sense for you.
These RV parks are listed in the same order that you’ll encounter them as your drive from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon.
1. Circus Circus RV Park
If you’re starting your journey on the Strip, Circus Circus is a great launching point. The park has full hookups and can accommodate RVs of all sizes. Prices start around $45/night.
- Location: Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
- Price: $45-$70/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 256 miles (4.5 hours)
2. King’s Row RV Park
If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper than Circus Circus, King’s Row is an excellent option. They charge $27 a night regardless of RV length and Amp size. It’s located right on the Boulder Highway, just a few minutes from the Strip.
There are also a few other cheap RV parks in the area, including Thousand Trails. If you want a full list of all the best RV resorts in Las Vegas, check out this post. I reviewed all of the most popular Las Vegas RV parks in that article.
- Location: 3660 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: $27/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 256 miles (4.5 hours)
3. Lake Mead RV Village
Lake Mead RV Village is located about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas. It’s the perfect spot to stay if you’re looking to check out Lake Mead while you’re in town. It’s also only 15 minutes from the Hoover Dam. You can stay at the RV Village for $50-$70, where you get access to full hookups. Or you can stay at the campground next door for $20 (no hookups).
- Location: 268 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV
- Price: Campground: $20/night | RV Park: $50-$70/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 253 miles (4 hours)
4. Canyon Trail RV Park
Canyon Trail RV Park is a popular staging area for RV owners heading out to the Grand Canyon. It’s located about 20 minutes outside of Las Vegas, so staying here will help you avoid all the Las Vegas traffic (this will save you about 30 minutes of travel time). The prices are the same as the Lake Mead RV Village, about $50-$70 with hookups.
- Location: 1200 Industrial Rd, Boulder City, NV
- Price: $50-$70/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 255 miles (4 hours)
5. Kingman KOA Journey
About 2 hours outside of Las Vegas, is Kingman KOA. It’s a great place to stop for the night, but there are also some attractions in the area. You’ll find the longest stretch of the original Route 66 Highway here. The Grand Canyon Caverns are also nearby. Rates range from $30-$60 a night, depending on whether you want hookups or not.
- Location: 3820 North Roosevelt St, Kingman, AZ
- Price: $30-$60/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 171 miles (2.5 hours)
6. Tradewinds RV Park
Located near Kingman KOA is Tradewinds RV Park. The rates are about the same, but they offer a 10% discount to Good Sam members. Either park is a good option considering that they are only 20 minutes apart. They are both quiet and clean, plus they’re easy to book online.
- Location:152 S Emery Park Rd, Golden Valley, AZ
- Price: $40-$45/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 187 miles (3 hours)
7. Seligman / Route 66 KOA Journey
The next available stop on your way to the Grand Canyon is the Route 66 KOA Journey in Seligman. This RV park is located just an hour and a half away from the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Just like any other KOA, there are plenty of amenities here to make you feel at home. Expect to pay between $35-$45 a night depending on the size of your rig, and whether or not you need a 30 or 50 Amp hookup.
- Location: 801 AZ-66, Seligman, AZ
- Price: $35-$45/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 96 miles (1.5 hours)
8. Williams KOA Journey
There’s another KOA located about 45 minutes down the road. This campground is more popular since it’s less than an hour’s drive from the Grand Canyon. The rates at this park are generally much higher than what you see that the other KOAs. Keep that in mind when you make a reservation.
- Location: 5333 AZ-64, Williams, AZ
- Price: $50-$90/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 47 miles (50 minutes)
9. Raptor Ranch / Flintstones Bedrock City Campground
Flintstones Bedrock City is one of the cheapest RV parks near the Grand Canyon. This unique campground has a life-size replica of the town of Bedrock from the Flintstones. There is also a cool bird exhibit next door. It only costs $10-$15 to dry camp here, and hookups are only about $5 more.
- Location: 101 US-180, Williams, AZ
- Price: $10-$20/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 30 miles (40 minutes)
10. Grand Canyon Camper Village
This is the second closest RV park to the south rim. This is your best option if you can’t get into one of the campgrounds in the national park itself. Nightly rates range from $52-$66 a night. Just know that there is a small airport nearby, so it can sometimes get at loud.
- Location: 549 Camper Village Ln, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
- Price: $52-$66/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 6 miles (10 minutes)
11. Trailer Village RV Park
Trailer Village RV Park is the best RV park to stay at since it’s only a half-mile walk from the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. You can ride a bike or even walk over to the Grand Canyon from this park.
I recommend booking your site well in advance because spaces fill up quickly. If you can’t get in, the Grand Canyon Camper Village is your next best option. The rates here are actually pretty reasonable ($60-$75/night) considering you’re right on top of the Grand Canyon.
This is the only RV park with hookups located inside of Grand Canyon National Park. There are plenty of free dispersed camping spots in the area as well, although some spots can be difficult to get into if you have a larger rig.
- Location:100 Trailer Village Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
- Price: $60-$75/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 1 mile (5 minutes)
12. Dispersed Camping at the Grand Canyon
You can park for free on dispersed camping sites on BLM land (Bureau of Land Management). These sites are not part of a campground and do not have any amenities. You can stay at these campsites for a maximum of 14 days. Here are a few of them:
- Coconino Road
- Forest Road 328
- Forest Road 800
- Forest Road 302
- Forest Road 688
- Forest Road 686
If you use the dyrt app, you can also find a few other spots on there.
RV Parks on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
The north rim of the Grand Canyon is only open for part of the year because of winter conditions (it’s only open May 15th through October 15th). It’s not easy to drive from the south rim to the north rim (4 hours) since you have to go all the way around the canyon. Due to its remote location, the north rim isn’t as popular of a tourist destination as the other rims.
Kaibab Camper Village
If you do make the trip to the north rim, you’re going to want to stay at the Kaibab Camper Village. It’s the only RV park on the north rim with full hookups. The campground is clean and offers some spectacular views. Rates vary from $20-$40 a night, depending on whether or not you want hookups.
- Location: Forest Service Rd, Fredonia, AZ
- Price: $20-$45/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 43 miles (1 hour)
North Rim Campground
This campground is located on top of the north rim. There are no hookups and your cell service will be spotty, but the views are amazing. The cost to camp here is only $18/night.
- Location: North Rim, AZ
- Price: $18/night
- Distance from Grand Canyon: 1 mile (5 minutes)
North Rim vs South Rim vs West Rim vs East Rim
South Rim – The south rim is by far the most popular rim of the Grand Canyon. According to the Nation Park Service, 90% of tourists visit the south rim. It’s open 365 days a year, so this is the view of the Grand Canyon that you typically see in photos. For most people, this is the rim that you’re going to want to see.
North Rim – As I mentioned earlier, the north rim is a bit more remote. It’s much more difficult to get there, which may actually be a good thing if you’re looking to get away from other tourists and campers. Just make sure that you visit while it’s open (May-October).
West Rim – The west rim is not part of Grand Canyon National Park since it’s located on tribal territory, but you can still visit. It’s the closest rim to Las Vegas (about 2 hours away). The west rim is where the infamous Skywalk is located.
East Rim – There is no official tourist area on the east rim. It’s made up of several famous landmarks, including Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. The east rim is located on Navajo Indian Tribal Lands, so you may need a tour guide to see everything.
When is the Best Time of Year to Visit the Grand Canyon?
The best time to visit the Grand Canyon is in May, September, and October. During these months, the temperatures at the Grand Canyon are much milder than they are during the summer, and there are fewer crowds. You also get the added benefit of the north rim being open.
June through August is the peak tourist season, so expect large crowds at all of the popular sites. Temperatures during the summer can get pretty hot, so make sure to bring extra water.
What Other National Parks are near Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon?
If you’re visiting the Grand Canyon, you might as well stop by a few other national parks in the area. If you have an RV, this shouldn’t be an issue for you. Here are some other parks you may want to visit:
- Antelope Canyon
- Zion Nation Park
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Valley of Fire State Park
If you plan on visiting Reno while you’re in the area, I mapped out all the best RV stops between Las Vegas and Reno Nevada.