Free Forest Service Dispersed camping all along Long John Loop RD from the highway out to the ranger barracks
Felt safe, plenty of space between folks, literally 10min or less from the Grand Canyon! Would come back! We came in June 2021 and there was spots open when we arrived at dark!
Loved this campsite! Close to town and - the south entrance of the Grand Canyon but far enough away to not be bothered by car noises. The sites were decently spaced out and we got lucky with few neighbors. Saw many mule deer and 4 wild horses meandering through the site! There were also man made fire pits but no fires allowed during this time
Great service (3-4 bars LTE AT&T), relatively quiet, gets busy on weekends but campsites are well spaced out. 5 mins from the South Rim entrance, can walk through the woods into town/ IMAX theatre
Do not come!!! The road is blocked off and it’s only open to residents who live near the camp. Me and many others had to turn back around and find hotels in flagstaff because everything is booked. Don’t waste your time like me and other have!!!!!
Great spot for going to GC park, literally right down the road from the entrance. Felt very safe and there were other campers but it was pretty spread out. Only downside, there was quite a bit of trash and even broken glass, bring some extra bags. Wouldn't necessarily recommend to stay if you're not going to the grand canyon, there are better spots if you're just looking to camp.
This area was perfect! I needed a safe place to park my car and sleep for the night that was close to the Grand Canyon, so I decided to boondock on Long Jim Loop Rd. Kaibab National Forest actually has a ton of free dispersed camping areas that look great though, and you can easily download motor vehicle use maps from their website that show where dispersed camping is allowed. This area in particular did have quite a few other people staying there, but was still very quiet, and had lots of spots to choose from that weren't too close to others. It's easy to find in the dark, has good cellular reception, and is only about 15 minutes away from Mathers Point and Yavapai Point at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.... I highly recommend staying here!
I was able to find a spot for a 32' class A. Not all spots would work, but there are some. I stayed last night 11/24 and there were quite a few people there. Travel trailers, class C, some class Bs, tents. I think a couple gennys running, but I was knocked out so it didn't bother me. I got in and out good. Probably depends on what you have and what spot you choose.
Lovely dispersed camping near the Grand Canyon among the pines. Next site over was a park ranger, and several vans and rvs along the road. No one too close by though.
A very enjoyable few days with easy access to the grand canyon
Stayed here a few nights and found it peaceful quiet relaxing and convenient.
Awesome spot for free camping within 5 minutes of the south entrance to the grand canyon. The road was nice and easy in and there was plenty of spots to choose from for a large RV
This location would have been so much more awesome if the locals didn't use it for a short cut with cars, trucks, and ATV's. On several occasions I watched a couple of elk nearly get sideswiped. The amount of dust and noise is annoying. It was convenient to coming and going into Grand Canyon, but I would think twice about using this site again.
really nice spots and super close to the south entrance of the grand canyon. lots of spots were filled but some are big enough for many cars to share
It was really pretty, quiet, clean, and safe. However the name of the road is long Jim loop.
Road was a bit bumpy but accessible with RV. Close to the grand canyon. Beautiful secluded setting.
Quiet, close to park
We stayed here two nights in November before going into the South Entrance. There are plenty of sites here, some are close together, some need 4x4, all are pretty decent. We only had a few neighbors, although it looks like ot could get busy during spring. There are no toilets and there is a 14 day stay limit. During the day expect helicopter tours to fly over you constantly, but during the night it's very quiet. It's as close as you can get to the park without paying, and Mather Campground is just a few miles away. Laundry and paid showers are available at Mather Campground, even for those who do not stay there. We had a great time at both campsites.
We loved camping in these spots along Long John Loop Road. It's super close to town but you're secluded and it has beautiful flat spots with fire rings and an abundance of firewood. Easy road and many of the spots are off the road at least 20yds.