Kaibab Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Stylized image of the Kaibab Lake Campground sign.

During summer 2011, Kaibab Lake Campground underwent a major renovation. Improvements to the campground included new pavement, new parking spurs, new campsite amenities such as fire rings and picnic tables, more day-use parking for improved fishing access, improved ramadas, additional small-group capacity, a re-designed overnight group camping area, and a new camping loop with an additional 11 campsites. The entrance road to the campground was also improved. So, if you haven't been to Kaibab Lake Campground recently, it's time to plan a visit!

Kaibab Lake is a lovely place to spend a few hours or a few days. It is located just a couple of miles outside the City of Williams in the Williams Ranger District. The lake is a popular spot for fishing. The area around the campground offers sightseeing as well. The Grand Canyon is just 60 miles away. In addition, a number of forest attractions are easily accessible from the campground. Kaibab Lake is also a popular area to join friends or family for a picnic in the cool pines. 

For additional information, please contact the Williams Ranger District at (928) 635-5600 or Southwest Recreation at (928) 699-1239.

Kaibab Lake Campground Access Map

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Generally open May 1 to Oct. 1 for the Upper Loop and May 1 to Oct. 8 for the Lower Loop for overnight camping, depending on weather. Some sites may be available into October, but call ahead to check - (928) 635-5600. At other times of the year, open for day use only.
Reservations: All information about reservations is available through Recreation.gov.
  • Rate for a "single" (i.e. smaller) campsite is $20.
  • Rate for a "double" (i.e. larger) campsite is $32.
  • The rates allow for one vehicle to be parked at a single campsite and two vehicles to be parked at a double campsite.
  • The rate for a second vehicle in a single campsite is $9/day.
  • The rate for a third vehicle in a double campsite is $15/day.
  • Day-use of campsites is $5 (flat fee - single) up to 4 p.m.
  • Kaibab Group Site 1 (KG1) rate is $156. This includes half the large group area with pavilion/ramada and 7 campsites (Sites 81 - 87).
  • Kaibab Group Site 2 (KG2) rate is $126. This includes half the large group area without pavilion/ramada and 7 campsites (Sites 74 - 80).
  • To reserve the entire Group Area, you must reserve both sites KG1 and KG2. Rate is $382.
Permit Info: Please refer to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for current fishing regulations and permits and for stocking information and schedules. http://www.azgfd.gov/
Open Season: May 1 - October 1
Best Season: Open season can vary depending on weather, snowfall and road access.
  • No swimming allowed in lake (City water source).
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
  • Motorbikes may be used only to enter and leave the area.
  • No boat motors larger than 10 horsepower allowed.
  • No waste water (gray or black-water) drained onto ground.
  • Maximum campground stay limit is 14 days.
  • Please see campground hosts for additional restriction information.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Pit Toilets
Passes: The Interagency Senior Passes and Access Passes are accepted for a 50 percent discount at the first-come, first-served single family sites. No discount cards are accepted at the double sites or the group sites.

General Information


The campground is about 4 miles (6.5 km) northeast of Williams off AZ 64. From Williams, take I-40 east 2 miles to Exit 165; turn north onto AZ 64 and go about a half-mile to the campground entrance on your left. Paved and all-weather gravelled roads are suitable for passenger cars.

Image of Kaibab Lake on the Williams Ranger District with flowers in the foreground.


All of the sites located in Kaibab Lake Campground meet accessibility standards.

General Notes:
  • Kaibab Lake Campground has on-site campground hosts available to assist you.
  • The Kaibab Lake Campground amphitheater offers interpretive programs on occasion. Check with campground hosts for details.
  • Firewood bundles ($5), ice, bait and ice cream are available. Check with campground hosts for details.
  • The picnic pavilion accommodates up to 25 people and 6 cars. $30 day-use fee.
  • 73 total campsites with tables and fire rings. Of those, 66 are single sites and 7 are double sites.
  • No utility hookups are available.
  • Tents, trailers, and motorhomes up to 40 feet can be accommodated.
  • There is one large group area that can be rented as a whole or rented as two separate group areas.
  • There are both garbage bins and recycle collections bins.
  • There is a small boat ramp and a wheelchair-accessible fishing pier.
  • Potable water and hydrants are located throughout the campground. Potable water supply is for drinking only. Filling water tanks in motorhomes and RVs is not allowed due to limited supply.
  • Kaibab Lake Campground does not offer a dump facility. Please plan accordingly.


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