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Kaibab National Forest

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CAMPGROUND NAME: De Motte Park

VISIT DATE: 06/26/1998

UPDATE DATE: 5/23/2013

STATE: Arizona

REGION: Southwestern

RANGER DISTRICT: North Kaibab

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Jacob Lake

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
From Jacob Lake, AZ, at the intersection of US Rt. 89A and State
Rt. 67, take Rt. 67 south 25.7 miles (past Kaibab Lodge) to
camping sign.  Turn right at sign onto dirt road into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 8,800 feet.  

The North Rim entrance to Grand Canyon National Park is 5 miles 
from campground.

The campground, located on the Kaibab Plateau and next to a 
golf course-size meadow, has two loops, A and B. Most of the 
campsites in Loop A are open and sunny.  Aspen provide some 
lacie shade without blocking the view of adjoining meadow.  
Campsites in Loop B receive minimal shade from Douglas fir, 
spruce and Ponderosa pine with some Aspen scattered about.  The 
campground fills early each night so arriving no later than 
mid-afternoon is recommended.  The campground is known for bird 
watching in the spring and the meadow is great for wildlife 
viewing.  It is well situated as a base camp for exploring the 
Forest, visits to the Grand Canyon with its incredible views, 
hiking or biking the Rainbow Rim Trail and hiking into the Saddle 
Mountain Wilderness.  Several "View Points" of the Grand Canyon, 
from the Forest (Kaibab Plateau), are identified in the authors' 
photo album.

Gas and limited groceries are available at the Kaibab General 
Store, across from entrance to campground.  Within walking 
distance of campground is the Kaibab Lodge where, among other 
things, one can enjoy a cook's night out (breakfast, lunch and 
dinner).

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 15 weekend through September 30

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $18 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 7
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 31
   
   Total Sites: 38

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 38
No. Grilles on Sites: 38
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 15
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 53'

Comments:
The parking aprons are hardened gravel.  Some
pull-throughs are long enough for two RVs.  An  RV waste 
station with no potable water is available for free with any 
purchase, at the Sinclair gas station on Main St. in Fredonia, 
AZ across from fire station.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots: 4
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
As with other locations on the Kaibab Plateau, potable water
is trucked into campground.  Being in short supply, each
camper is limited to 10 gallons per day.  RVrs should consider
filling water tank before arrival.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
See General Comments.

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dogtown Lake VISIT DATE: 06/19/1998 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Williams NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Williams RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Williams, AZ, at the intersection of W. Rt. 66 and 4th st, take 4th St. south 3.7 miles to a Dogtown sign (Forest Rt. 140). Turn left onto Rt. 140 (dirt) and go 2.7 miles to another Dogtown sign (Forest Rt. 132). Turn left onto Rt. 132 and go 1.2 miles into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,900 feet. The campground wraps around Dogtown Lake with campsites tucked in among Ponderosa pine and a few Gamble oaks with grass and needle pine understory. Some campsites overlook the lake and many have a view of the towering Bill Williams Mountain. Before the lake was formed, the area was a "prairie dog town" and thus the name. The campground is composed of two loops - A and B. Licensed ATVs may be used only to enter and exit the campground. Interpretive programs are provided. Firewood is available for a fee. There are a number of dispersed campsites along Forest Rt. 132. The is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 51 Total Sites: 51 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 51 No. Grilles on Sites: 51 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 28 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 47' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. Loop B is more RV friendly. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Dogtown Lake is 80 acres and well suited for canoes. Power boats are limited to electric motors. HIKING Ponderosa Nature Trail (foot & mountain bike) - 0.75 miles Davenport Hill Trail (foot & mountain bike) - 2.5 miles Dogtown Lake Trail (foot) - 1.8 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Jacob Lake VISIT DATE: 06/25/1998 UPDATE DATE: 6/21/2013 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: North Kaibab NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Jacob Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Jacob Lake, AZ, at the intersection of US Rt. 89A and State Rt. 67, take Rt. 89A north 0.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,920 feet. Jacob Lake campground is 32.6 miles north of the Grand Canyon National Park's north rim. The campground is composed of two loops adjacent to US Rt. 89A (some traffic noise) in Ponderosa pine of various ages and one mile from Jacob Lake. Visit Jacob Lake (off Forest Rt. 461) to view wildlife and visit the old ranger station, which is on the National Register for Historic Places. A nice day hike from the campground is one of the six sections of the Kaibab Plateau Trail (part of the Arizona Trail); obtain information from the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center. Horse rentals and chuckwagon rides/meals are available nearby. Jacob Lake Inn with cafe, limited groceries and gas, are across road from campground. The campground is well situated for campers wanting to spend several days exploring Grand Canyon's north rim and the Kaibab Plateau. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 50 Total Sites: 50 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 50 No. Grilles on Sites: 50 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 16 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel, and plus or minus two to three feet, are about same size. An RV waste station with no potable water is available for free with any purchase, at the Sinclair gas station on Main St. in Fredonia, AZ across from fire station. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Jacob Lake is a mile away and has NO water sports. HIKING Kai-Vav-Wi Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 0.75 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Kaibab Lake VISIT DATE: 06/20/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/8/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Williams NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Williams RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Williams, AZ, at the intersection of I-40 and the Williams/Grand Canyon/Rt. 64, take State Rt. 64 north toward Grand Canyon for 0.5 miles to a campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Kaibab Lake Rd. and go 0.8 miles into the campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,800 feet. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park is about 56 miles from campground. The campground, adjacent to Kaibab Lake, has five loops, A through E, in a stand of mature Ponderosa pine. Some campsites overlook the lake and most are within an easy walk of the water. Loop C is tent-only. Loops A and B have the longer parking aprons. Less park-like than other Forest Service campgrounds in the area, the grassy understory provides poor to good privacy between campsites. However, there is ample shade. The area's volcanic past can be seen in the many lava rocks, looking like frozen gray foam, scattered through-out the campground. The campground is convenient to Williams, AZ to take the Grand Canyon Railway train to the south rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. It is also convenient to I-40 for transient campers who like to stop early. Reservations are suggested if a late arrival is anticipated. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services are provided only from May 1 through October 1. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - single $32 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 68 Total Sites: 72 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 72 No. Grilles on Sites: 72 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 36 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Kaibab Lake is about 30 acres and is seasonal. Power boats are limited to 8hp. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout, Channel catfish, Bluegill and Crappie A wheelchair friendly fishing pier is available

CAMPGROUND NAME: Ten-X VISIT DATE: 06/22/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Tusayan NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tusayan RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Tusayan, AZ, take US Rt. 180 south 2.2 miles to camping sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,650 ft. The campground is located 8 miles from Grand Canyon National Park (south rim). It is composed of three overlapping loops - Toroweap, Hermit and Moenkopi. It has to be one of the best kept secrets for camping near the Grand Canyon. The sites are spacious and widely spaced, providing good to excellent privacy between campsites. Tent-only sites have parallel parking aprons and some can accommodate pop-up and slide-in campers. Ponderosa, Pinyon and Juniper pines and Gambel oaks shade the sites. The understory is comprised of a variety of vegetation, including Sage, Skunk bush, grasses, Paintbrush, Lupine and a variety of wildflowers. Interpretive programs are provided on three-day weekends. Coyotes and Elk are occasional visitors. Two Group areas are available for reservation (1-928-638-2443). Potable water is trucked into campground; it is suggested campers bring some extra drinking water "just in case." Increased elevation, high temperatures, and dryness will result in increased water consumption. It is convenient to Tusayan for a Cook's night out. The campground has a tear-drop entrance to the overlapping loops requiring larger RVs to exit the campground and loop back at the provided turn-around. Convenient to the Grand Canyon National Park, this campground offers visitors a pleasant alternative to the Park's crowds. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 27 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 43 Total Sites: 70 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 70 No. Grilles on Sites: 70 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 37 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comment Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Some of the pull throughs are very long and will accommodate most any size RV. Potable water is hauled in; RVrs fill water tanks before arrival. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at the Grand Canyon Camper Village in Tusayan. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 9 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Coin-operated showers are available at Grand Canyon Camper Village in Tusayan. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Nature Trail (foot) - 0.3 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: White Horse VISIT DATE: 06/19/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/8/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Williams NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Williams RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Williams, AZ, at the intersection of W Rt. 66 and 4th St., take 4th St. south 8.3 miles to White Horse Lake sign (Forest Rt. 110) at mile marker 177. Turn left onto Rt.110 and go 7.3 miles to a Whitehorse Lake campground sign. Turn left and go 2.4 miles to another campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: Elevation is 6,500 ft. The campground has five loops (A through F) around White Horse Lake. Loop C is for tents only. Loops B and D have some sites at the lake's edge. All the campsites are within walking distance of the lake and most sites have a view of the lake or a large, grassy meadow. The campground, located in a park-like stand of Ponderosa pine, is very scenic and excellent for wildlife viewing. A grass and pine needle understory and no middle-story result in poor to good privacy between campsites. Licensed ATVs may be used only to enter and exit the campground. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 86 Total Sites: 94 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 94 No. Grilles on Sites: 94 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: Some parking aprons are paved and others are gravel and can accommodate any size RV. The waste station is available for a fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: White Horse Lake is about 50 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. Nice lake for canoes. HIKING Lake Trail (foot) - 1 mile A network of ATV trails are located nearby - contact Williams District Ranger Office for information. FISHING Rainbow trout and Crappie




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