Kaibab Lake Campground and Group Areas

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Stylized image of the Kaibab Lake Campground sign.

Kaibab Lake sits among the diverse landscape of Kaibab National Forest of northern Arizona. The lake is a popular spot for fishing and picnicking, as well as for RV and motorhome campers. With Grand Canyon National Park just 60 miles north and several other cultural and historic sites nearby, the location is a hotspot for recreation, learning and sightseeing.

Natural Features: Kaibab National Forest is nestled on the Colorado Plateau, on an area of land that was uplifted by geologic processes. The lake sits at an elevation of 6,800 feet, and pine forests and grass line its shores, while wildflowers add extra color to the landscape in late spring and early summer. Summer temperatures range from 50 degrees at night to 80-90 degrees during the day. Summer thunderstorms, known as the monsoon, can build up quickly, especially during July and August. Snow is common from December through March.

Recreation: Kaibab Lake is a popular area to join friends or family for a picnic in the cool pines. A number of forest attractions are easily accessed from the campground, such as overlooks, dams and hiking trails. A nature trail wanders through the facility. Swimming is not allowed in the lake, but anglers can take to its shores or deeper waters via an accessible fishing pier and small boat ramp. On clear nights, campers can turn their eyes to the night sky to enjoy spectacular views of summer stars.

Facilities: The campground offers individual, double and group campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings. Tents, trailers and motorhomes up to 40 feet can be accommodated. Campers have the convenience of a group picnic area, restrooms, trash bins and water faucets. Drinking water is provided, however motor homes and RV water tanks cannot be filled due to limited water supply. Firewood bundles, ice, bait and ice cream are can be purchased on-site.

Nearby Attractions: Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim is about one hour north of the campground. The cities of Williams and Flagstaff have amenities such as shops, restaurants and cultural and historic sites. From canyons to prairies, peaks to plateaus, Kaibab National Forest offers layers of opportunity for peace, solitude and discovery. Over 300 miles of trails, some clinging to the rims of the Grand Canyon, allow visitors to step off the beaten path into uncrowded landscapes.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Generally open late April to late September for overnight camping, depending on weather. However, Kaibab Lake is always open for day use recreation. For specific dates and reservations contact www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777.
Fees For fees and reservations go to www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777. For campground inquiries please call Southwest Recreation at 928-699-1239.
Permit Info: Please refer to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for current fishing regulations and permits and for stocking information and schedules. www.azgfd.gov
  • 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.
Closest Towns: Williams, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Information Center: No utility hookups No boat motors larger than 10 horsepower allowed No swimming allowed in lake (city water source) This is a high elevation facility; use caution when traveling from lower elevations This facility does not offer a dump station; please plan accordingly Potable water and hydrants are for drinking only; filling water tanks in motorhomes and RVs is not allowed due to limited supply Fishing Licenses sold at nearby White Horse Lake Motorbikes may be used only to enter and leave the area This facility has first-come, first-served campsites

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.28111, -112.15694
35°16'52"N, 112°9'25"W

From Williams, Arizona, take I-40 east to exit 165. Turn north onto State Highway 64 toward Grand Canyon and go a mile to the campground entrance on the left.


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

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