Mather Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

The 327 site Mather Campground is located in Northern Arizona within Grand Canyon National Park on the South Rim. Campsites include a fire ring with cooking grate, a picnic table, parking space, and room for up to 3 tents. NO HOOKUPS available, and generator use is allowed during the hours of 8AM - 10AM and 6PM - 8PM only. Almost all of our RV spaces are pull-through. Trailer Village, located next to us can accommodate larger RVs and trailers; they also have hookups. The terrain here is hard and rocky, sleeping pads are suggested and leveling equipment for RV's is recommended. Firewood can not be collected but is available at the general store. Showers and laundry are coin operated. Pine Loop (sites 265-319) are located in our tent only area, there are no generators allowed in those sites. We have flush toilets and fresh water throughout the campground, and also a free dump station. Hiker/biker sites are available for visitors arriving on foot or by bicycle, inquire at the office upon arrival. For general park information please visit our webs site @ For back country camping BELOW the rim, call 928-638-7875. For hotels, cabins, mule rides, and camping with full hookups in Trailer Village please call 888-297-2757. Fifth-wheel owners: Please reserve one of the following sites only: 120, 121, 128, 172, or 185. We have very limited space for the larger rigs. These will hold up to a 34 foot fifth wheel. These sites are not for motor homes, please do not reserve these sites if you have anything other than a fifth wheel.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Handicapped Site
  • Amphitheater
  • Banking Services
  • Bbq Grills
  • Bird Watching
  • Bus Stop
  • Campfire Programs
  • Campground Store
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water, Hand Well.
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilet
  • Grocery
  • Group Camping Facility
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Group Fire Ring
  • Hiking
  • Horse Camp Facility
  • Horse Corrals
  • Hot Showers
  • Ice Machine
  • Information Station
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Laundry
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Ranger Station
  • Restroom
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Stock Watering Tank
  • Telephone
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Faucets
  • Wildlife Viewing


Peak Season
Mar 19 2010 -
Nov 20 2010
WALK TO $6.00
Peak Season
Mar 01 2011 -
Nov 19 2011
WALK TO $6.00

Alerts and Important Information IF YOU ARE TO ARRIVE LATE FOR YOUR RESERVATION PLEASE CALL 928-638-7851 AS TO AVOID BEING NO SHOWED BY THE CAMPGROUND. NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR SITES 24A-F & 25A-F Hiker/biker sites 24A-F and 25A-F are communal/shared sites and hold up to 1 person, 1 tent, NO vehicles per site for these 6 individual reservations. For example: if you have 2 people in your hiking party you will need to make two separate reservations each with 1 person and 1 tent. NO vehicles allowed The fee is for this site is $6.00 per person per night. Please note when you reserve our horse camp sites you MUST have livestock (horse or mule) to use the site. DRIVING DISTANCE: Mather (South Rim) Campground is 210 driving miles (4.5 hours) south of North Rim Campground. Large groups arriving by bus must reserve sites #1, #6, or #7. The remaining group sites do not have parking for buses. Pets are allowed, must be leashed and not left unattended. Collecting of downed wood is prohibited. No firearms or fireworks allowed. Commercial groups must be booked into the group area located in Sage Loop. Camping fees do not include the $25 park entrance fee per vehicle. No vehicles allowed in these sites. The last night for reservations this season will be November 20, 2010. The campground will then be "first come first served" with self registration by machine at the campground office. This will continue thru February 28, 2010. Advance reservations for the 2010 season will be available 6 months prior to camp date. For current weather conditions at Mather Campground:

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 15 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Mather
Campground Phone: 928-638-7888
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

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More About Mather Campground

Mather is a campground located in Flagstaff, Arizona. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -112.0211 latitude, and -112.0211 longitude into your GPS device.

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