DeMotte Campground is a furrific base camp for pups and people looking for a campsite close to Grand Canyon National Park! With no electricity, water hookups, or showers, you and your pooch will need to "ruff" it a bit, but a location just seven miles from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is hard to beat! The campground has thirty-eight sites, half of which can be reserved and half of which are allotted on a first-come-first-served basis. The campground can get very busy in the summer months due to where it’s situated, so it’s best to make your reservation early -- you can book your spot up to six months in advance.
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is far less popular than the south side -- only ten percent of visitors to the Seventh Natural Wonder of the World make the journey across. If you and your buddy aren’t fond of crowds, a trip here is a pawfect way to experience the awe-inspiring views without dealing with masses of tourists! Hound dog hikers will be glad to know that the North Rim is close to some fantastically Fido-friendly routes that are ideal for day hikes.
That being said, it’d be a huge faux paw to undersell the rest of the Kaibab National Forest! The campground is located within the North Kaibab Ranger District. Expect to see towering, majestic pines and all sorts of wildlife, including the rare Kaibab tassel-eared squirrel -- make sure to keep a tight leash on your tiny tearaway if they have a tendency to chase after small, scurrying critters!
There isn’t any wifi at DeMotte Campground, and cellular coverage ranges from poor to non-existent, so consider your camping choice carefully if you need to remain contactable. Otherwise, enjoy your digital detox! Campfires are permitted, but only in designated rings, and drinking water is available on-site. One further thing -- the campground is at a pretty high elevation, and nights can be cold, so wrap up warm! Remember to bring waste bags for your buddy, and have a pawesome trip!