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Forest Service Road 302
5.0 (9 reviews)
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This forest service road is very close to the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park. There are gas stations, restaurants and shops very close. The main road is well maintained dirt/gravel, but some of the campsite roads are rutted and potholed. There is a lot of free and legal camping along this road.

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35.956829872450136, -112.09938475976695
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Weather
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Forecast
jan
1.76"
42.9°
12.4°
feb
1.19"
46°
16.4°
mar
1.64"
53°
20.6°
apr
0.96"
60.5°
24.1°
may
0.49"
70.4°
30.4°
jun
0.31"
81.6°
36.3°
jul
1.78"
84.2°
46.8°
aug
2.37"
81.8°
47.1°
sep
1.58"
75.9°
38.8°
oct
1.54"
64.5°
28.4°
nov
1.04"
52.4°
19.3°
dec
1.51"
43.8°
12.5°
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Crowdedness
Others somewhat nearby, but still private
Fullness
Three quarters of spots are open
Noise
Rare man-made noise (trains, cars, etc...)
Shade
Mostly shaded, but still some spots with sunlight
Cleanliness
A few trash spottings
Safety
Feels pretty safe
Road difficulty
Take it a little slow, but any vehicle should be fine
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baylor77
6
Aug 2021
Excellent Camp

Very spread out, plenty of space. Little driveway looking roads are camp spots. Ground is pretty sandy in some spots.

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alexp16
5
Jun 2021
Quiet, Beautiful &Safe

We got there on a week evening, saw many elk, several other campers spread throughout. Downside- trash in the site. We picked some of it up, but it’s sad to see! Can’t believe there’s such nice free camping right by the entrance! Roads were pretty easy!

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thooke1
6
Jun 2021
Easy in and out

Back a few miles off into the woods. Heard come coyotes that were close enough to spook my little dog. 10-15 spots back where the gps leads you. There's 8 or 10 places to pull off and boondock before getting to the back. It was me and a rented RV back here by ourselves. No noise. A few moose passed through as I started to break camp. East spot larger rigs. A few off road vehicles passed by during daylight hours.

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momof3blondes
6
Jun 2021
So close to Grand Canyon

No issues with this site. We had a travel trailer and three tents set up. No problems with animals or neighbors. Only 5 minute drive to south rim. We see elk about 50 feet from our camp. Nice shaded area and well taken care of. Wish we could have had a fire but they are in a no burn zone. No facilities or hook ups. But no issues there. gas station is only a mile away if necessary. Overall a great spot. We stayed five nights. Only problem would be noise from helicopters doing tours of Grand Canyon.

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ggggabby
7
May 2021
Super close to Grand Canyon!

It was right near south rim of the Grand Canyon, lots of spots open

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mc
7
Dec 2020
5-stars

Dirt road, but suitable for just about any type of vehicle. The road is well maintained and comfortably wide. Saw a semi truck hauling a front loader down the road. Lots of sites along the road, with more sights hidden from the road along some of the smaller paths.

Solid cell coverage initially, but started losing coverage about a mile down the road. We stopped at a site about a mile down, with one bar of T-Mobile. Easily boosted to 3-4 bars with a roof mounted cell booster. LTE speeds were good.

Lots of room between sites, and while the area was definitely being used, did not have issues maintaining plenty of space with other campers in November. Classy campers who cleaned after themselves - no trash.

You’re just a few miles from the South entrance to the Grand Canyon, and the road entrance is just off the village with a gas station, small grocery store, hotels, and tourist activities. Flagstaff is just over an hour drive south.

30 foot 5th-wheel pulled by an F-250

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moreisee
1
Sep 2020
Great campsite

Great campsite, close to town, and close to the grand canyon. Easy dirt road to get there.

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natestephens
27
Nov 2019
Great free primitive camping

Tons of sites along this dirt road. Road was maintained dirt/clay. Washboard, but very passable with most any car. Clean and well spaced sites. Fire pits included. No bathrooms or water, etc.

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brenda-linus
20
May 2019
Closest Free Camping to South Rim of Grand Canyon

There are many sites that are very spread out along this forest road. I drove in about 2 miles but you don’t need to drive in as far as I did. Some spots were taken and others had rough entries with ruts and potholes so I just drove until I found an easy and level spot. There are beautiful pine trees and there are stones making a fire ring at my site. In May it is cold at night and warm in the day. Great place for my dog to run around without bothering anything or anyone. Helicopters are around all day for tours so there is that noise but it stops at night. Being here on a weekend in May, there was still plenty of space, even though the campgrounds inside the national park were full. Easy access from the paved road (64) where there are restaurants and gas stations and shops.

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