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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous campground right along the creek. We hiked down South Kaibab in mid-july & stayed in the creek all day once we got to the bottom. (It was miserably hot that day!!) The park rangers are so helpful and are always present for anything you might need. Phantom Ranch is also a short hike away, I highly recommend booking the... More 

Thank Samantha P
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous setting, but be prepared for a hike down and up! We were lucky enough to spend two nights at Bright Angel in late October. Loved the sites right on the creek, and the proximity to Phantom Ranch where you can partake in ranger talks and even purchase snacks and a cold beer if you'd like. Were surprised to find... More 

1 Thank Kate C
Melrose Park, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Spacious site that fit our three tents. We were away from creek. Short walk to latrine. Picnic table, ammo cans for food. Stars. Then the full moon rose over the canyon walls. It was hard to tell where the illuminated canyon walls ended and the sky began.

Thank Chicago_ks
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My dad, sister (14) and I (20) walked down the South Kaibab trail. We left at 5am ish and took us 4 hours to get down. Wouldn't recommend leaving any later as the temperature was already soaring. When we got to the bottom there was a really good range of campsites although highly recommend you chose a shady one. It... More 

Thank Katy S
West Fargo
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We walked down the South Kaibab Trail and camped overnight here. It was 102 degrees for the high that day. We made it there by 10:00am and picked out campsite #17. It was not next to river but only a short walk away. We had shade right away but it shrunk as the day went along. It did not matter.... More 

3 Thank Brent D
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Some friends and I stayed here in February after backpacking down the South Kaibab trail. I don't think any of the camp sites were bad. They are all close to the river. Drinking water was available. Bathrooms had flush toilets, but didn't seem to be cleaned very often. The setting was ideal; we met a lot of nice people from... More 

4 Thank Tom C
New York City
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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Ok, it's hard to rate this fantastic spot anything other than a 5-star. Because it's in the heart of the Grand Canyon!!! Here's the thing... The campsites are sand. Soft, right? yes indeed! But the wind from the canyon turned blew buckets of sand into our tent - it crept under the fly, through the mesh, and into everything -... More 

5 Thank OutdoorsAdventurer
Lower Salem, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Loved being so close to the creek. This made sleeping nice. We all took a dip in the creek to cool down due to the warm weather, it was quite refreshing. Having flushing toilets was a great advantage. Our campsite was clean and just large enough for our group.

2 Thank Susan W
Leipsic, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Camped in site 20. Not on the creek but had plenty of shade from the trees and a short walk to the restrooms. Drinking water is just feet away. Also the creek makes just enough noise to put you to sleep. Would do it again!

3 Thank Darwin783
Yorba Linda, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Stayed here for the fourth time this month. BAC is always a welcomed site after a long day on the access trails! My recommendation is to take a little time scoping out available camping sites as they vary widely on: size, privacy, amount of shade provided by trees and adjacent rock walls, proximity to drinking water spigot, restroom, ease of... More 

4 Thank MPP714

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Open all year, this campground offers 31 campsites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bright Angel Campground

Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Region: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range: $189 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Bright Angel Campground Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
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“Bring an AC charger for your cell phone for pictures. Outlets are in the bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Darwin783, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“no room but campsite number 10 was awesome”
 of 5 bubbles BostonhikerBoston_MA, 19 May 2015 | Read review
“get there early to have your choice of a good spot”
 of 5 bubbles lilylovesb, 15 May 2015 | Read review
“Book months (at least 10 months) in advance if you want a cabin.”
 of 5 bubbles arleanmd, 25 Apr 2014 | Read review
“If you're group is not too big, try to snag a campsite along the creek towards the north end of the campgrounds so you're not too far from the Ranch or the bathroom. Note these sites are towards the end as you approach from the South rim trails (e.g., South kaibab)”
  • creek that runs by the campground and acts as the A/C..!
 of 5 bubbles PaulCB, 1 Jul 2013 | Read review
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