Top 10 RV Parks Near the Williams, AZ Area

Top 5 reasons why it’s a fun place to visit:

  1. Travel to the Grand Canyon with the Grand Canyon Railway
  2. Visit the Grand Canyon Deer Farm
  3. Check out the Planes of Fame Air Museum
  4. Stroll the Wild West Junction
  5. Enjoy a meal and a drink at the Grand Canyon Brewing Company

List of top 10 RV Parks in the Williams, AZ area:

(Disclaimer: information is a compilation of researched info as published online and does not necessarily reflect the experience or opinion of the author)

The RV parks have been ranked and are listed from “Most Recommended” to “Least Recommended” based on reviews, feedback, amenities, and preference. Cost was not the primary ranking driver. Please note that weekend RV families with children might have different needs than full-time RV “snowbirds”.

1. Camp Navajo RV Park

Address: 1 Hughes Way, Bellemont AZ 86001
Phone: (928)-699-8866
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks – Pine View RV Park
Specs
Pricing: $20-22/daily
Total RV sites: 14
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

This is a military campground, which requires military or DoD ID to access. It is at 7,100 feet elevation on the National Guard Base at Bellemont.

Camp Navajo RV Park

What makes this park unique?

This is a very safe, quiet, small campground. Sites are quite large and varied, with some back-in sites and some pull through sites.

What we like about it
  • Surroundings
  • Toilets
  • Group area
  • Grill
  • RV storage
  • Laundry
Drawbacks
  • Check or cash only
  • No reservations allowed
  • Open May-October only
  • 14-day stay limit

2. Railside RV Ranch

Address: 877 E Rodeo Rd, Williams AZ 86046
Phone: (928)-635-4077
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: railsiderv.com
Specs
Pricing: $59-62/daily, $329-346/weekly, $935-982/monthly
Total RV sites: unknown
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes

Established in 1994, this park is referred to as the gateway to the Grand Canyon. In the center or all things fun to do in Williams, this RV park is a great place to stay.

Railside RV Ranch

What makes this park unique?

This park accommodates group get-togethers and has amenities for rent for rallies and gatherings. These include catering and group tour guide rates to the Grand Canyon or to nearby nature hikes/explorations etc.

What we like about it
  • Free shuttle
  • Cable TV
  • Game room
  • Fitness center
Drawbacks
  • None
  • No cell phone or internet
  • tight parking lot

3. Kaibab Lake Campground

Address: Forest Service Road 47A, Williams, AZ 86046
Phone: (877)-444-6777
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: fs.usda.gov
Specs
Pricing: free
Total RV sites: no count (dispersed camping)
Hookups: none
Pool/Hot tub: No 
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes  
Wi-Fi: No

This campground is dispersed camping, meaning you choose your spot and boondock/dry camp. Make sure you have plenty of water and a source of electricity, if needed. The surroundings are incredible and be aware of wildlife.

Kaibab Lake Campground

What makes this park unique?

According to their Website, “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 can be purchased on-site.” (Source: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/kaibab/recarea/?recid=11659)

What we like about it
  • Campfire
  • Drinking water
  • Vault toilet
Drawbacks
  • No hookups

4. Grand Canyon Railway RV Park

Address: 601 W Franklin Ave, Williams, AZ 86046
Phone: (928)-635-4010
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: thetrain.com
Specs
Pricing: $43-59/daily (depending on site)
Total RV sites: 124
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

Set in the mountain community of Williams—Gateway to the Grand Canyon—the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is the ideal place to unwind and relax. This park has everything one needs for an unforgettable experience, whether one is hitting the open road as a couple or a family.

Grand Canyon Railway RV Park

What makes this park unique?

This park is close to the Grand Canyon and with all the tourist attraction access in Williams. There are buddy sites available for groups that travel together and so many amenities to keep one comfortable and entertained for the entire stay.

What we like about it
  • Picnic tables
  • Laundry
  • Wide sites
  • Convenience store
  • Pet resort
  • HDTV
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Fitness trail
Drawbacks
  • None

5. Dogtown Lake Campground

Address: Dogtown Lake Campground, Williams, AZ 86046
Phone: (928)-699-1239
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: recreation.gov
Specs
Pricing: $26-40/daily (depending on site)
Total RV sites: 50
Hookups: none, seasonal dump station on site
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No (but accd. to NPS Website, the cell phone coverage is good there)

According to their Website, “Dogtown Lake offers a scenic setting convenient to Grand Canyon National Park and the cities of Williams and Flagstaff, Arizona. The campground is situated in a pine forest along the shore of a small and scenic lake. Visitors come here to hike, fish, mountain bike and explore the area’s cultural and natural history. It’s also a great place to relax and enjoy the sound of the wind in the pines and the spectacular view of nearby Bill Williams Mountain.” (Source: Dogtown Lake Campground And Group, Kaibab National Forest – Recreation.gov)

What makes this park unique?

Campers are drawn to the area’s hiking and fishing opportunities. The lake is stocked with trout, crappie, and channel catfish. Visitors can enjoy a guided nature trail near the lake and a hiking trail that leads to a scenic overlook of the area from the top of nearby Davenport Hill. The calm waters are inviting for canoes, kayaks, and electric motorboats. Single motors of one horsepower or less are permitted. However, swimming in the lake is not allowed. (Source: Dogtown Lake Campground And Group, Kaibab National Forest – Recreation.gov)

What we like about it
  • Potable water
  • Flush toilets
  • Seasonal dump station
  • Nature
  • Amphitheater (seasonal)
  • Trash
  • Picnic tables
Drawbacks
  • Challenging to get a site

6. Canyon Motel and RV Park

Address: 1900 East Rodeo Rd, Williams, AZ 86046
Phone: (928)-635-9371
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: thecanyonmotel.com
Specs
Pricing: must call office
Total RV sites: 47
Hookups: full (30 or 50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

The Canyon Motel & RV Park is surrounded by the mountains of Northern Arizona and has excellent mountain views. The Kaibab National Forest adjoins the property. The RV Park is a few blocks away from restaurants, retail stores, galleries, Old West attractions, and Grand Canyon Railway in Williams. This park is one mile from Bearizona Wildlife Park, and Grand Canyon National Park is 52 miles to the north.

What makes this park unique?

The Canyon Motel & RV Park is located on 13 acres in the City of Williams, Arizona on the famous Route 66. This park has some unique lodging choices — historic Route 66 motel, authentic Caboose and Railcar suites, RV Park and tent camping, and an onsite Nomad RV home. They also have the Hidden Garden Patio for small gatherings. Overall, this park is a great place for families, friends, car clubs, motorcycle clubs, and reunions.

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Store
  • Group meeting building
  • Buddy sites
  • BBQ
  • Playground
  • Horseshoes
  • DirecTV
Drawbacks
  • Some sites are sloped downwards

7. Williams/Circle Pines KOA

Address: 1000 Circle Pines Rd, Williams, AZ 86046
Phone: (928)-635-2626
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Website: koa.com
Specs
Pricing: $60-115/daily (discount available)
Total RV sites: 135
Hookups: primitive sites (no hookups) to partial (30/50, water)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

This park is close to the Grand Canyon Railway, Bearizona and within driving distance to the Grand Canyon. It is located off a main highway but surrounded by pine trees.

Williams and Circle Pines KOA

What makes this park unique?

The sites are 90 ft long. This park is off a main highway in Williams, close to all the tourist attractions in town, yet still secluded enough for a camping feel. It’s a fun small KOA park that offers large RV sites, as well as cabins and tent sites. One can even stay in a covered Pioneer-style wagon!

What we like about it
  • Clean
  • Snack bar
  • Mini golf
  • Propane
  • Sauna
  • Camping Kitchen
  • Cable TV
Drawbacks
  • expensive

8. Canyon Gateway RV Park

Address: 1060 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046
Phone: (928)-635-2718
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: grandcanyonrvparks.com
Specs
Pricing: $52/daily (weekly rates available, discounts available)
Total RV sites: 24
Hookups: full (30, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

Located in Williams right off the I-40, this park is close to all the amenities and tourist attractions in town.

Canyon Gateway RV Park

What makes this park unique?

This park is nestled in untouched forest land and atop a hill, which makes for magnificent stargazing at night. This park also offers the experience of glamping.

What we like about it
  • Picnic tables
  • 80 ft sites
  • All sites are 25 ft wide
Drawbacks
  • Not many shade trees
  • 50 Amp service no longer available

9. Ponderosa Forest RV Park

Address: 1664 Ponderosa Ln #1, Lakeside, AZ 85929
Phone: (928)-368-6989
Hours: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Website: ponderosarvresort.com
Specs
Pricing: $45/daily, $262/weekly, $699/monthly, $3,789/6 months, $5,640/annually
Total RV sites: 141
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

The resort is surrounded by mountains, meadows, lakes, and streams. While it is close to the amenities of the city (shops and restaurants), it is in the woods and conducive to nature relaxation.

Ponderosa Forest RV Park

What makes this park unique?

The resort has a large clubhouse, restrooms with showers, laundry facilities, complimentary streaming Wi-Fi, and a pet playground. The clubhouse accommodates small as well as large group functions. Sites are all unique and handle rigs varying in size from small to large.

What we like about it
  • Playground
  • Clubhouse
  • Laundry
  • Satellite TV
  • Picnic tables
Drawbacks
  • none

10. FR 245 Dispersed Area Campground

Address: GPS: 35.337772, -111.799446
Phone: none
Hours: 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
Website: fs.usda.gov
Specs
Pricing: free
Total RV sites: as many as available
Hookups: none
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

This is a dispersed camping site, with boondocking/dry camping only. It’s surrounded by nature and it’s quiet and serene. This spot is about 15 miles away from Flagstaff.

FR 245 Dispersed Area Campground

What makes this park unique?

This park is free, and one can choose a spot. Max length of RV is 40 ft.

What we like about it
  • Free
  • Quiet
  • Wildlife
Drawbacks
  • Max stay is 14 days
  • Crowded
  • Rough access road

TIPS TO GET TO WILLIAMS

When coming from Seligman, visitors will travel on the I-40 that goes through Ash Fork to Williams, AZ. Traveling from Flagstaff, one takes the I-40 West toward Williams. When coming from the Phoenix area, one will take the I-17 toward Flagstaff and then turn West onto the I-40 to Williams. There is also the Grand Canyon Railway that takes tourists who stay in Williams, AZ to the Grand Canyon and back. This is a great way to enjoy a Wild West show on the train while journeying to the Grand Canyon itself and not having to worry about parking etc.

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