fbpx

Camping and RV options near Antelope Canyon

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on print

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: alstrompoint.com

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

rv-camping-hero
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.

pagecampground
Page Campground

 

22 Responses

  1. Are pets allowed? We will be taking our 2 dogs(60lbs each) with us with a travel trailer & would love be able to take them!
    Thanks

    1. Hey Joe!
      If you’re referring to the Antelope Canyons (walking tours), unfortunately, pets are not allowed. Dogs are welcome at Horseshoe Bend as long as they are leashed at all times and their owners pick up after them. They can also be brought into the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area as long as they stay on paved trails. However, they are not allowed in any hotels rooms or in any restaurants. They are also not allowed on any tour vehicles or boats. If you are visiting during the summer months, I would recommend investing in some protective booties to protect your dogs’ paws from potentially hot sand or asphalt.
      If you need to board your pets at any time while you’re in Page, AZ, this service is available at Pampered Pets of Page, AZ, or the Page Animal Hospital.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

Leave a Reply to Bobby Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *