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FR 688
4.7 (10 reviews)
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35.9266, -112.1293
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AT&T LTE
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Weather
Averages
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
Pristine, no trash at all
Safety
Feels pretty safe
Road difficulty
Take it a little slow, but any vehicle should be fine
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brnidgrl1
2
Oct 2021
Awesome

Super easy to find. We’ll maintained road. Large sites to accommodate any size rig. Dogs went exploring and came back with 2 elk legs. We found multiple more and 2 discarded hides. I sure hope they weren’t poached animals!! Fill water at KOA in Williams. It gets cold here at night (19 degrees) so have plenty of propane. Best boondocking site so far on our Western US tour!

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wrecker14
2
Apr 2021
10 minutes to the Grand Canyon

Easy to grab a spot, I only went a little off the road and still have great service. Plan to get up for sunset so it’s an easy 10 minute drive to the South Rim.

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duffman6789
2
Dec 2020
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coolcolefamily
8
Oct 2020
688F

688 is well marked on the main road, it’s a right turn onto a dirt/Gravel road. You pass through a gait and over a cattle grate. We stayed at mile marker 688F down a ways on the left. Most sites had a bit of a ditch to enter from the road but 688F seems to be less extreme for our rig.

As soon as you pull into 688F there is a site for a tent or small rig. If you continue to the right there are two more nice size sites. We stayed to the left because we were able to back in our 43” 5th wheel. There was room to set up tents and park a couple trucks. We stayed for a week. The version cell service is fine from 5am-11/noon then it’s non existent. T-Mobile gets nothing until 11pm for maybe an hour

There was probably a few cars on the road every hour but not at night. So quiet and wonderful. Lots of space for all. I felt safe and we did leave our generator and tent site up And bikes out during the day as we explored the town 10 min away and the NP.

The town has a shared WiFi, it’s only good at the McDonald’s and Mexican restaurant. No wifi at Starbucks or the rv park where there are showers and laundry. They also have a dump site and potable water. The laundry isn’t great (i had to clean out the washers myself because they stank so bad and were full of nasty under the seals $3.50 a wash/ $2 a dry. Half the machines were broken and I had to ring out one of my 3 loads plus dry 2 loads twice.) but it’s fine in a pinch. The showers are fine, $4 for 8 minutes. You can add more tokens after the first 8 minutes but it’s a waist of money if you want a hot shower for that next 8min.

The post office is inside the general store between the starbucks and rv park. They only take cash but they have an atm. No cash back in the store.

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1scdreamer
15
Jul 2020
Nice!

Great spot. Using a Weboost to increase phone coverage. Plenty of wildlife in the area. Close to the Grand Canyon. We are in a bigger super C and was able to find a spot. Always felt safe to leave for a day.

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sarahw
3
Jun 2020
Good spot for Grand Canyon visit

Drove a little ways in and found a nice long drive to a spot. Very secluded. Little to no Verizon reception. Quick drive to grand canyon or williams. Shady and great for hammocks. Lots of cows around playing marco polo all night but not too bothersome.

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atag7811
12
Jan 2020
Good spot far from main road

Perfect if you’re visiting the GC. If you come after snowfall like I did and have a 2WD don’t go too far you’ll get stuck like I almost did!

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danijelakrap
5
Jun 2019
beautiful camping

this is one of best campsites that I have been. its 10 min away from Grand Canyon National park. Enjoyed camping between pine trees, campsites are big and spacious, fire allowed. wake up early morning and we saw so many wild animals even deers. at&t signal ok but internet slow .

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mountaintopadventures
50
May 2019
Quiet forest hideaway

Beautiful campground in the middle of the pines just 10 miles south of the Grand Canyon! It’s quiet, shaded and peaceful. There’s a few open spots through the trees if you have solar panels! There’s lots of site to choose from and we never saw them filled up, even on a weekend in April. The road isn’t too bad, gravel/dirt, definitely easy for 2WD. We saw a group of wild horses and they had a few babies! We felt very safe here and safe leaving our camper all day while we were in the park! There is a dump just inside the park that’s free!

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austin
167
Apr 2019
Beautiful, quiet, and very close to Grand Canyon

This would be a great spot even if it wasn't just 10 miles south of the Grand Canyon, but it is!

FR 688 is a very smooth gravel road. It has some dirt road off-shoots that might be a little trickier to drive on, especially if there's a lot of rain, but there are plenty of spots off of the main gravel road (very little traffic on this road, so it's peaceful and quiet).

Our spot was 1.5mi down FR 688; we saw 10-15 spots before this one and there are still more after it.

Just two bars of Verizon LTE (unboosted) but it has been fast (10mbps). Signal is probably better closer to AZ-64.

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