Camping and RV options near Antelope Canyon

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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


25 Responses

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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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