Grand Canyon: Bright Angel Campground 0652
(CBG) is at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The campground is 1/2 mile north of the Colorado River, and sits along Bright Angel Creek. The campground is less than 1/2 mile from Phantom Ranch. The area is characterized by the river delta where Bright Angel Creek meets the Colorado River. .
To camp in this campground you must obtain a backcountry permit. www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry-permit.htm.
There is a ranger station, emergency phone, pay phones, year-round potable water, and toilets. To reach this campground you can travel the South Kaibab Trail (and cross the black bridge) or the Bright Angel Trail (and cross the silver bridge) from the South Rim, or travel the North Kaibab Trail from the North Rim. .
Every campsite at Bright Angel Campground has a picnic table, pack pole, and metal food storage can. All food, toiletries, and plastics must be placed inside the food storage can..
Cottonwood trees shade Bright Angel Campground and the creek is a wonderful place to cool off. Deer, ringtail cats, gray foxes, and squirrels are often seen. Popular activities include relaxing, wading in Bright Angel Creek, stargazing, fishing, and day hiking. Day hike destinations include the River Trail and Phantom Overlook. Seasonal ranger programs are offered. Snack items and meals are available for purchase at Phantom Ranch Lodge. (meals must be reserved in advance 303-297-2757) NPS Photo by Michael Quinn.