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Camping and RV options near Antelope Canyon

Camping and RV options near Antelope Canyon

Primitive Camping

There are a number of good locations where you can put up a tent and enjoy the water and/or scenery. Your experience will depend a lot of whether you want isolation or amenities and convenience (but be prepared to be shoulder to shoulder with other campers during the busy season.)

If you want isolation, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GCNRA) is 1.25 million acres, and the Arizona strip (Bureau of Land Management / BLM) is larger than the state of Massachusetts so you shouldn’t have any problems finding a nice 100 acre spot to claim for the weekend. Just make sure you know the regulations concerning overnighting. In general, if you pack everything out that you bring in, you shouldn’t have any problems.

Assuming you want to be relatively close to a road, here are the most popular options for the area around Antelope Canyon.

Lone Rock Beach – Lone rock is a favorite place for locals. A few miles of sandy beach just 20 minutes from Page, you can usually find a good spot near the water and camp for 12$ a night. There are bathrooms, but no showers or water. Be careful driving as the sand can get pretty deep. Lone Rock beach is the featured photograph

Alstrom Point – Alstrom is becoming more popular with visitors with off-road vehicles, as it offers one of the most scenic overlooks of Lake Powell. It is part of the GCNRA. You will need 4wd to get all the way to the end, but there are some great camping sites on the way. Just make sure you don’t camp in a wash, because of the flash flood dangers.

Camping at Alstrom Point
Alstrom Point photo credit:

Managed Campgrounds

Managed campground in the area offer amenities such as full hook-ups, showers, and coin operated laundry. It is a good idea to get advanced reservations.

There are two managed campgrounds within 20 minutes of Antelope Canyon

Wahweap RV and Campground – This campground is located in the GCNRA, about 20 miles from Antelope Canyon. It is located next to the marina, so you’ll have full access to restaurants, boat rentals, and a nearby beach. In addition to the nightly fee, you’ll also need to pay for the park entrance fee or have an annual pass. Rates are around 28$ for tent / no hook-up to 48$ for full hook-ups

Wahweap RV and Campground

Page Campground – Located less than 7 miles from Antelope Canyon, this campground is located 6.2 miles from Antelope Canyon. You’ll need to drive 5 minutes or so to get to restaurants and stores in Page. Rates range from 18$ for tents to 30$ for full hook-ups. Has an indoor pool and Jacuzzi.

Page Campground


35 Responses

  1. Hi Ally-
    We are RVing the Month of August 2023. Planning to Drive from Eagle Nest / Angel Fire, NM to Antelope Canyon, AZ. What roads are popular routes to you?

    1. Hi Dawn!
      According to Google Maps, the quickest route from Angel Fire, NM, to Page, AZ, would be to head West on Highway 68 through Taos, get on Highway 84 in Ohkay, then take Highway 96 to La Jara. From there, take US550 all the way to Farmington, NM, then hop on US64, which transitions to US160 at Teec Nos Pos, AZ. There, you might take the opportunity to hit the Four Corners National Monument. Continue West on US160 to just past Tsegi, AZ, then take Highway 98 Northwest, which will take you right to Page, AZ.
      Custom Trip Map
      The total drive time is given as ~8 hours, but you’ll no doubt take a bit longer being in an RV. If you wish to break up the drive, you might do that in Farmington, NM, or Shiprock, NM.
      Hope that helps! If you have any questions, please contact us directly at
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  2. I am looking to travel this year to camp and paddle board Antelope Canyon. Would love best advice on where to stay for accessing easily with paddle board and kayak. We also have a 4 wheel drive and tent. Any advice welcome.

    1. Hi Christina!
      For paddleboarding in Antelope Canyon, the town of Page, Arizona offers the best selection of hotels, motels, and vacation rental homes. They vary in price points and amenity classes from Motel 6 to Marriott and everything in between, and are a 10-15 minute drive from Antelope Point Marina, where you’d put in to start your paddleboard adventure.
      If you were wanting to camp, the Page-Lake Powell Campground is also conveniently located to Antelope Point Marina. Though they are primarily an RV park, they do have some tent sites. The Arrowhead Campground at Mystical Antelope Canyon also offers tent camping about 15-20 minutes away from Antelope Point Marina.
      FYI, this is an activity that’s best done first thing in the morning. Later in the day, you’ll have to contend with pretty formidable chop from wakes generated by various watercraft, from SeaDoos to large tour boats. Not to mention daytime highs during the summer months can exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
      Hope that helps! If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Vivek,
      If you are referring to the cover photo of the Camping & RV Options article, that was taken at Lone Rock Beach on Lake Powell. Lone Rock Beach is a popular spot for tent and RV camping, located just over the Arizona/Utah border near the small community of Greenehaven. It is in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, so a park entrance fee of $30/vehicle is required, in addition to your nightly camping fee.
      Hope that answers your question adequately!
      If not, please contact me directly at
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Wendy,
      No shuttle service is offered by any of the Antelope Canyon tour companies, and Uber and Lyft have yet to establish themselves with any reliability in the town of Page, AZ. The only taxi service I am aware of is Buggy Taxi, who can be reached at (928) 645-6664. Because they are the “only game in town” at present, it is best to arrange any transportation you require in advance, and as suggests, “have patience and modest expectations.”
      All that said, begs the question, how are you getting to Page, AZ, if you don’t have a car?
      If you need further assistance, please contact me directly at
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Elaine,
      If you’re referring to Antelope Canyon, sorry to report that dogs are not allowed per the Navajo Indian Tribe.
      Pet boarding is provided by several businesses in Page, AZ, including:
      Pampered Pets, 928-640-6898
      Page Animal Hospital, 928-645-2816
      Paws & All Pet Grooming, 928-640-2574
      I actually lived in Page, AZ, for 15 years and used Page Animal Hospital several times without issue.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. I’m having trouble navigating the BLM website. We are traveling out there mid November and we are pulling our 37′ trailer. We’d prefer to camp on BLM property if possible. It sounds like there is definitely enough acreage to do so. However, I am needing to know what the regulations and restrictions are for primitive camping with a trailer. Could you offer any help? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Denise,
      I understand that the BLM website has experienced some intermittent troubles, but to my knowledge, camping with a trailer is legal on BLM land. The thing to keep in mind, however — well, a few things, really — is that many sites where “boondocking” is permitted are situated down dirt roads, such as the House Rock Valley Road, which may be rendered impassable after recent rains or snow. At the time of year you’re traveling, your risk is higher for encountering precipitation. Also, BLM campgrounds typically have no electrical hook-ups, and don’t permit the use of generators. In November, nights are starting to get cold, and you’ll definitely appreciate access to reliable heat.
      In light of those concerns, you might want to rethink this plan, and either a. make reservations at developed campgrounds or b. spring for hotels. For more information, you might call the local BLM office to speak with a live human being. Their # is 435-644-1300.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  4. How far in advance do you need to book a site? Is it at all possible to just show up and there would be something available?

    1. Hey Rocky,
      With Page, AZ, being a popular vacation spot, and people chomping at the bit to get out and travel again due to COVID-19, we would strongly advise booking a campsite in advance. Most take reservations up to 6 months ahead, but 1-2 months out is usually sufficient leadtime to get a reservation.
      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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