Cottonwood Campground

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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CR-549 Chinle, AZ 86503 928-674-5500 928-674-2106 Official Website

GPS: 36.1488, -109.5397

Last Price Paid: $14
Number of Sites: 93
Pad Type: asphalt
Elevation: 5531 ft
Max Length: 40 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

16 people have reviewed this location.

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2bars
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Scott
Sisters, OR 36' Winnebago Journey 36G
67 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2

Scott would stay here again

“Good spot to explore the canyon”

Reviewed May 20, 2019

Overall Rating

The sites here are pretty big and nicely paved. There are no views of the canyon but it's a quick drive to the overlooks. There are a lot of stickers on the dirt parts of the sites so you have to watch out. A quick note on the cell coverage if you need to work here - there is no T-mobile, AT&T, and Verizon. We had roaming/extended o... more

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Brian
Phoenix, AZ 27' Keystone Bullet Ultralite Toyota Sequoia
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 40

Brian would stay here again

“OK”

Reviewed May 17, 2019

Overall Rating

The campsites are decently spaced apart. The campsites do have charcoal grills but no fire pits. When we were there in the middle of May not all of the restrooms appeared to be open yet. There are no hookups for water, sewer or power. There is a dump station and there are water spigots located throughout the campground. There are also ... more

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2bars
Verizon 3G

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Paul & Gin
FL 24' Lance 1985 Ford F150
15 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 4

Paul & Gin would stay here again

“Ok spot to stay ”

Reviewed Apr 01, 2019

Overall Rating

The campground was in need of some work. The sites were messy and need to be cleaned and raked up and they were working on the restrooms. I assume as the season goes on the place looks a lot better. There are no hook ups and it is very basic camping. They do have a dump station and water. There is also a cafe within walking at the Thun... more

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3bars
Verizon 3G

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5 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 55

Chau would stay here again

“Great base & campground to visit Canyon de Chelly”

Reviewed Mar 27, 2019

Overall Rating

No fees are charged to enter this National park but a $14 / night in cash is charged to camp. Really nice campground with lots of cottonwood trees. We pulled a 25’ airstream and backed in to # 55 without any problem. Had to do minor leveling. Sites range from full shade to full sun. No reservation system, but continual turn over of vis... more

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4bars
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5 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 55
“Nice convenient campground but no bathrooms but 1”

Reviewed Mar 27, 2019

Overall Rating

We visited Canyon de Chelly for three days two nights in late March 2019. Lots of cottonwood trees to provide shade in the summer. Bathroom in loop 1 was the only one opened. We were in loop 2. Loop 3 was closed. Spigot water nearby was available. Our spot was level enough with a little messing with. We like being among the trees and c... more

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4bars
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Hpangle
Surprise, AZ 38' Open Range 3X349RLS Ram 3500, 1 ton, diesel, quad cab, 8’ bed 2x4
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 27

Hpangle would stay here again

“Acceptable, but could be better.”

Reviewed Mar 26, 2019

Overall Rating

Directions from US191 could use some help, but I also followed the Thunderbird Lodge signs and that helped a lot. Some spots could fit big rigs, but could be tight. Get here early for good selections. No senior pass discount. Cash only. They are on daylight saving time, when we camped here on 3/25/19. Some of the backin sites are... more

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4bars
Verizon 3G

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 9
“Be aware there is no water or bathrooms in winter”

Reviewed Jan 31, 2019

Overall Rating

A little spendy for what amounts to dry camping in winter, but you still get a level spot, garbage, a picnic table, and a dump station. Plenty of available sites with a few turnout/pullthroughs, but some loops are closed in winter, along with the bathrooms and water. In season, $14 seems like a great price for the fully functional camp... more

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5bars
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1 review
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 4
“Quiet and peaceful”

Reviewed Aug 20, 2018

Overall Rating

We visited the campsite in July. It was very quiet and peaceful with very few other campers. Based on other reviews we picked loop 2, which has the most shade. There were a few dogs roaming around, but they belong to local residents. They were not bothersome. The campground had a nice breeze and we were in the shade all day, so it ... more

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3bars
Verizon 3G

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Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 90

Tessa & Toadee would stay here again

“Located at the entrance to Canyon de Chelly”

Reviewed Apr 26, 2018

Overall Rating

This is a first come, first served basic campground. There are no hookups but there is water available and a dump station. The sites were level and there were lots of choices between shade/no shade/access to DirecTV signal. The great thing about this campground is its proximity to the entrance to Canyon de Chelly. A number of the... more

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2bars
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3 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5

Tomhenritze would stay here again

“Fine”

Reviewed Nov 26, 2017

Overall Rating

Late November, so only loop 1 was open. Convenient to the monument. Clean site, wonderful tree cover, even this late in the year. However, I won’t be able to use solar... Length limit as stated on the message board is 40’ combined. I was able to sneak my 27’ plus truck in,just barely by driving the loop backwards. If it were semi fu... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
0bars
T-Mobile

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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