Tuba City, Arizona area RV Campgrounds

Tuba City, Arizona area RV Campgrounds
About equidistant from the south rim of the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and Navajo National Monument, Tuba City has a number of attractions for the tourist, but only one place to park an RV. Deciding to spend the night in Tuba City can be an adventure: the area is fascinating, but there is some risk: in this case, no available campsite.

Quality Inn and RV Park

The RV Park serves seasonal and permanent residents, with a few campsites available for nightly rental. Staff can be colorful; it's best to approach the motel desk with the attitude of a visitor rather than a sense that you are entitled to rent. There is electricity in either pull-through or back-in campsites, but no water or sewer. Sites accommodate rigs up to 55 feet long. A pay laundry is convenient, as are showers and lavatories. That rare desert commodity, trees, are sprinkled throughout the campground. Pets are welcome, if on leash and clean. Nightly rental is on as-available basis, but economical: in 2010, an RV site rented for less than $24 a night.

Quality Inn and RV Park
10 North Main St.
Tuba City, AZ 86045
(928) 283-4545
www.qualityinn.com/hotel-tuba_city-arizona-AZ815

Cameron Trading Post RV Park

Cameron Trading Post RV Park, 30 miles away, is smaller and less expensive, with full hookups. No tents, reservations, showers or lavatories are available. It offers weekly and monthly rentals. The staff seems helpful.

Cameron Trading Post RV Park
54 miles north of Flagstaff on AZ-89
Cameron, AZ 86020
(800) 338-7385
www.camerontradingpost.com

Desert View Campground

To stay at one of the most beautiful places on earth, in shaded campsites that are cool even in a Southwestern summer, try Desert View Campground on the east side of Grand Canyon National Park, fewer than 60 miles from Tuba City. Seasonally open, the campground is 26 miles removed from the hubbub of Grand Canyon Village and restricts RV length to 30 feet. No reservations are taken for the 50 campsites, so arrive early during summer months.

Desert View Campground
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
(928) 638-7875
www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/cg-sr.htm

Activities

Visit the Explore Navajo Interactive Museum and Hopi Cultural Center. See dinosaur tracks and Coal Mine Canyon. Shop at Tuba City Trading Post. If you're a strong desert hiker or backpacker, Tuba City is one leap-off place to the incomparable Rainbow Bridge.

Take Note

The Navajo Nation observes Mountain Daylight Savings time (as do Utah, New Mexico and Colorado), unlike Arizona outside the reservation, so adjust appointments accordingly.

Article Written By Lani Johnson

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