GRAND CANYON CAVERNS CAMPGROUND & INN – Peach Springs, AZ
(East of IR 18 & RT 66 at mile marker 115)
115 Mile Marker AZ-66
Peach Springs, AZ 86434
Yelp Rating 4 out of 5 (2/6/2019) (Rating on the Caverns/Inn, not the Campground. They don’t seem to have a Yelp presence in relationship to just the campgrounds that we could find?
While Solo Tent camping mid October 2018 for one night, I was charged $42. I thought they were thinking I wanted an RV site with power and water or something? I questioned, that this was for just me, tent camping, one night. Nope, according to the girl at the counter, the price was $42. With a AARP discount, it ended up being $38 something. So be prepared for the prices.
The campground is somewhat rough if you are expecting RV park like conditions. All sites are dirt or gravel/rock. Some sites do have power and water. Those sites appear to be the best graded too. Picnic tables are scattered among low growing evergreens such as Pinyon Pines. But many sites do not have a picnic table. This might be OK to those with RV’s. Kind of sucks for tent campers.
It can be hot in the summer and cold other times of the year. This is at a higher elevation.
One year we camped toward the end of May (2017). Pleasant days, but night time temps dropped to near freezing. Mid October 2018, I woke up to 39°F. With the dry desert air, it seems colder. So bring your warm bedding.
Some of the Tent sites are very rocky. Especially those west of the main ring of RV/Trailer sites.
There is water available scattered about in the tent area. Also a centralized Shower/restroom building. The showers/restrooms aren’t in the best of kept conditions, but the water was hot.
Set up camp then walk over to the restaurant and enjoy a meal or adult beverages during the evening. Meal choices are limited. Those I know and have heard from, do like this part. I certainly do.
The cavern restaurant is near the campground area., some distance up the hill off the main road. You pay for your sites at the restaurant gift shop. Or you can set it up in advance. Don’t get confused with the restaurant/cafe right off RT 66 where the cavern road takes off from.
The best deal is to purchase the cavern tour + meal combo. We have also had our meal served down in the cavern as part of that package. Very affordable.
Have your meal served 200+ft below the surface. Be sure to take your sweater!
I have been on several cavern tours in many parts of the country. I don’t think you will be disappointed. Tour guides keep it fun and informative.