Forest Road 302, Grand Canyon NP

Tusayan Ranger District

Kaibab National Forest

Free Camping Near Grand Canyon National Park

Forest Road 302 starts at Highway 64 inside the town of Tusayan and heads east. Historically, the first 1/4 mile of this road was off-limits to camping, but it seems these days there are often people still camping within this restriction. Still, even when you get past the 1/4 point, there are dozens of previously-used sites to choose from.


Tusayan Ranger District

Kaibab National Forest

DIstrict Office

Tel: (928) 638-2443


GPS: 35.9687, -112.1202

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days in a 30 day period

Amenities: None

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Camping on Forest Road 302

This road is very popular with dispersed campers due to it being close to the Town of Tusayan, and being much closer to Grand Canyon Village. There is frequent noise from canyon helicopters flying over throughout the day.

Once you get past the historical 1/4 mile camping limit, you are at the very minimum 7.7 miles (18 minutes) from the South Rim View Point at Grand Canyon Village.

The road itself runs some 16.2 miles east to Lockett Lake. Dispersed camping is allowed the entire distance as long as you do not stray more than 30 feet from the side of the road.

Road conditions is firm packed dirt/gravel and suitable for any vehicle as long as you stay on the road and on previously-used campsites. Otherwise, the ground can get soft.

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