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Old 01-28-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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Where best to camp at the Grand Canyon south rim

We are traveling to the Grand Canyon south rim the third week in March. We will be in a 42 footer and towing. We would like to hear of experiences staying at Camper Village or in Williams. Any info is very much appreciated.
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Dogwood lake (rustic) or Williams (expensive)
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We stayed a couple of days in Camper Village, and I highly recommend it. The shuttle makes a stop right at the entrance and you can take that shuttle or transfer to another one, to visit just about every canyon viewing spot on the south rim.
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Trailer Village......

Suggest a site in the back of the park(Trailer village) we were in site #76.........lots of "Pets" around everyday.......
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We stayed a couple of days in Camper Village, and I highly recommend it. The shuttle makes a stop right at the entrance and you can take that shuttle or transfer to another one, to visit just about every canyon viewing spot on the south rim.
This is incorrect. The RV park inside Grand Canyon is called 'Trailer Village'. There is a BIG difference.

Trailer Village is the place to stay. It's so convenient and you're right there at the Rim.
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Where best to camp at the Grand Canyon south rim

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Suggest a site in the back of the park(Trailer village) we were in site #76.........lots of "Pets" around everyday.......
DW will love that!
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If you are able walk at least 1/2 to a mile down the bright angel trail. It will give you a whole different view of the canyon. I walked to the bottom last year stayed all night at ranch at the bottom then back out the next day. One of the neatest things I've ever done.

For sure Camper Village place to stay. Should not be full in March.

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If you are able walk at least 1/2 to a mile down the bright angel trail. It will give you a whole different view of the canyon. I walked to the bottom last year stayed all night at ranch at the bottom then back out the next day. One of the neatest things I've ever done.

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For sure Camper Village place to stay. Should not be full in March.
Again....it's TRAILER Village that's inside the park, not Camper Village.
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Another vote for Trailer Village. I suggest you reserve now. It will fill up. We also stayed at Canyon Railway in Williams. Nice place to stay and visit Williams. Somewhat like a parking lot but it was comfortable and convenient. Canyon Railway gave us the Passport America rate so it was cheaper than many places. If you stay at Trailer Village do some driving around in the park in the evening about an hour before dark. Lots of deer and elk.
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Again....it's TRAILER Village that's inside the park, not Camper Village.

Yep Trailer. Its my some-timers. Some time I get it right some time I don't!!! But you knew what I intended. Thanks

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In Williams, my opinion is that the Grand Canyon/Williams KOA (not the Circle Pines KOA) is more peaceful than the ones in-town and especially the Railway CampGround due to noise from the train and town traffic.
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We only took a day-trip by the toad to the Canyon, so this park allowed easy access to both Canyon and town. And if you have time, be sure to check out Bearizona for amazing bear and wolf exhibits.
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Trailer Village inside the park is great. Take a shuttle to the rim or walk. We thought about Williams and the train ride. Glad we did not do this. There is more time to spend at the rim if you don't spend it on the train.

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