Planning a future trip to the south rim of the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas? Then you are in luck as the Kaibab National Forest has proposed a designation of numerous dispersed camping corridors (that’s federal code for boondocking) along more than 220 miles of forest roads located in the Tusayan and Williams ranger districts. While boondocking is already allowed in the forest, the provision will increase the opportunities allowing campers to drive vehicles (RVs) 30 feet off of designated camping corridor roads. Tent campers would be allowed to camp up to 200 feet from the center line of designated roads. The Tusayan district borders the popular south entrance of the Grand Canyon meaning you can boondock at the doorstep of the Grand Canyon. A quick scan of Google Earth reveals a nice boondocking site at N35 58.640 W112 07.942 just off a paved road a mere mile and a half from the south entrance pay station!
Boondocking at the foot of grandeur, that is my kind of adventure in RVing!
Dispersed camping guidelines for the Kaibab National Forest can be viewed here.
To view the location of the Kaibab National Forest districts click here.
For the complete story on the proposal, click here.
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.