I am still working on the west trip. We are looking at the RV Park in Williams, AZ. Canyon Gateway. It says they are a Passport park.
Any suggestions on this park or any other? Has anyone stayed there?
I don't have any info on this particular park, but if you're going to the Grand Canyon, Williams is about 60 miles away. Why not stay at Trailer Village inside GC National Park? Full hookups and the free park shuttle bus picks you up right there. After all, you would have to drive to the park anyway.
Keith and Gloria
2013 Tiffin Phaeton 36GH
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
USAF 1968-1976 Vietnam Veteran
I have stayed at the Circle of Pines KOA, Williams three times, evey visit wonderful. Williams has quite a few RV parks and makes a good base camp area for the region. However, you are a good 60 minutes from the Grand Canyon Rim. Still, there is much less noise and congestion compared to camping at or near the national park. We did it once, the helocopters start up at sunrise or before and are constantly present over the town...really noisy. They have to climb to a set elevation over the rim making them far less intrusive.
The Williams KOA is large, well kept, covered with large trees, creating a very peaseful setting. Nice people, nice pool, full hookup, and just far enough from the highway to keep the sound to a minimum.
Best idea of all is Trailer Village inside the park. Spots are hard to get, so make reservations early!! Williams is good, The parks look OK, we did not stay at the one you indicate. However, it is a 60 mile drive each way from Williams. There are several OK parks outside GCNP, research those a bit also. As far as you are traveling, plan at least a week at Grand Canyon. If you can boondock, the other campsites in the park are OK also.
Noel and Betty Johnson (and Harry) 2005 GulfStream Ultra Supreme, 1 wife, 1 dog(?)
If you're set on staying in Willaims, there's a train from there to the GC - or at least there was several years ago. Saves the drive & at least one of the CGs bundles the train & camping costs at a better rate.
Ride is really not very scenic, but they do a train robbery show on the way back.
I was just at Canyon Gateway two weeks ago. Staff are nice. They accept Passport America but ask for 48hr reservations. So call at least two days in advance. Only downside, their cable is not the best. Fuzzy channels. Cold at night. Pipes will freeze without precautions.
Ray & Addie
2003 Dodge Ram 3500
2011 Sundance 3300QS">
Suggest you go to Search and then decide if you want to stay at Williams and do the drive (a good hour and 15 to 30 minutes from the Rim depending on traffic and and a very boring drive) or stay at GC Village where you can walk to the Rim or take the free shuttle. To really SEE the Grand Canyon in all the color and shadows you need to be there at sunrise and sunset. Forget the hokey train ride - you get there for a couple of hours in midday. The GC is majestic; enjoy it to the fullest. (Been there many times)
DW of 54 great years, Barbara
2nd Best Friend-"Aussie" Terrier, Sadie
2006 Mobile Suites 32TK3
2006 Chev 3500 3LT XCab 4x4 Dmax Allie
Just outside the south rim gate is a town called Tusayan and there's an RV park there called Grand Canyon Camper Village. A little on the expensive side, but just five minutes from the south rim entrance.
DH John Carson
Dog: Buddy, half Cocker Spaniel - half ? = totally adorable!