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“Not overly private, but decent campground”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mather Campground

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Mather Campground
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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not overly private, but decent campground”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

Elk roam freely, awesome! Location! Location! It was around $20-25 for camping at the canyon, can't beat that, not even with a stick.

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Madison, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

We stayed at Mather Campground in August 2011 for 3 nights. The site was spacious and just a very short walk to the bathrooms. When we wanted to shower, we had to drive down to the camper services building which was just a few minutes down the road. The showers cost $2 for 8 minutes. Each campsite had a fire pit which had a grate on top for grilling.

The sites were fairly private and the staff was friendly! It was super close to the general store and a restaurant.

Great proximity to the grand canyon!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

Considering the scale of the operation we were really impressed with Mather campground. The sites ensure a good deal of privacy and are never too far from the facilities blocks. Great views of bats and ravens from the site and mule deers strayed into the site further on. A very good option close to the heart of all the South Rim action.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

I've stayed at a lot of campgrounds, but this was one of the easiest, most comfortable stays I've ever had. Although it had a lot of sites, the layout made it seem a little more private. They don't charge as much as they could for being in one of America's most popular parks. Showers, laundry, and a nearby store made this a great stay!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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West Orange, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

Mather Campground is pretty good, nothing special. We camped on the Pine Loop, which wasn't one of the shadier loops. Bathrooms are decent, though there is no hand soap, so bring your own. Showers were clean, but obviously get dirtier throughout the day, so go early if you can. Sites are rocky. Book early, as the campground fills up early. If you're not going to reserve a site ahead of time, get there by noon at least.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mather Campground

Property: Mather Campground
Address: Grand Canyon Village, Near Mathers Amphitheater, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Region: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Grand Canyon National Park
Number of rooms: 327
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offers 320 campsites and is situated near Grand Canyon Village. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Mather Campground Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Mather Campground Grand Canyon

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