Forest Road 688

Kaibab National Forest

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FR-688
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
928-635-5600
928-635-8200
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GPS: 35.9262, -112.1245

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 6603 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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11 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
Verizon 3G
2bars
Verizon Extended
2bars
AT&T 4G
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KyneKirk

Chevy Express 2500
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

KyneKirk would stay here again

“Wonderful”

Reviewed Apr 27, 2018

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Found a very nice spot about 1/2 mile up the road. 688 runs about 2.5 miles into the forest with 2 spurs, one on either side of th main road. Lots of spots - many with fire rings, on the main road and the spurs. Gravel all the way but quite smooth. Lots of tall pines to marvel at. Quiet and easy access in and out. Some helicopter... more

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Verizon Extended

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11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Almost Perfect”

Reviewed Nov 30, 2017

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Took the first site we came to & it was perfect! Camp ring with logs to burn & other campers far away. Our dog loved the freedom to roam! I would absolutely recommend this camp to others!!

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1bars
Verizon 3G

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 9

rvdoc would stay here again

“Great place to boondock. ”

Reviewed Jul 19, 2017

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We stayed here for 9 days with no problems. Our closest neighbor was over 1000 yards away. On Saturday night we could see 3 other campers, but all was quiet. We would have no problems staying here again. The only drawback is that people leave trash, not a lot, but every little bit hurts an area. Remember, this is BOONDOCK camping -- N... more

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Verizon 4G

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Beware of thieves😡”

Reviewed May 05, 2017

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Stayed in a marked site for one night, and had some hitch equipment stolen while we were sleeping. We didn't unhitch, but the truck/trailer combo was raised slightly to get a bit closer to level. Thieves were able to remove part of the assembly as there was no pressure being applied on the hitch. They were pretty stealthy, as we were s... more

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2bars
Verizon 3G

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3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

monturtle1 would stay here again

“Best boondocking site I've ever had.”

Reviewed Apr 19, 2017

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We arrived at this site on the Thursday before Easter - the busiest week of the year at the Grand Canyon. I fully expected it to be very crowded and that we would have to deal with noisy neighbors. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the sites were spaced out well. From our campsite we could not see our nearest neighbor and only... more

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1bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
Verizon 3G

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 688G
“Great spot close to Grand Canyon”

Reviewed Oct 24, 2016

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Decided to stay here in mid October 2016. All the other campgrounds were full or closing. 10x closed on October 17th. We found an excellent spot a 100 feet off the road for our 37ft 5th wheel. Just far enough to keep out of the dust off the road. Saw many excellent locations and we were not alone which was nice. Beautiful quiet s... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G

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17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 35.922184,-112.113561

ontheroamagain would stay here again

“Free & close to the Grand Canyon! ”

Reviewed May 28, 2016

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After reading the reviews, we decided to choose this area & glad we did! We arrived on a Monday, mid May and most of the marked spots at the beginning of the road were already occupied. So we drove further back and found a spot surrounded by trees on 3 sides and opened to a clearing on the other. There were giant piles of gravel that ... more

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34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 688D

33andfree would stay here again

“Secluded area south of the canyon”

Reviewed May 11, 2016

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Happy to have found this spot. FR-688 is along hwy 64, and is south of the Ten X campground by one exit. There are many sites a short way in, and most of them are split with a front and back site. It is a wooded area, and neighbors are noticeable, but unobtrusive. Our wooded spot had a nice southern view, a firepit already built up wit... more

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3bars
Verizon 3G

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Jon

27 Jayco JayFlight
2013 Ford F250
27 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Jon would stay here again

“Beautiful forest with easy access to Grand Canyon”

Reviewed Apr 09, 2016

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This was a great find! Only a 10 minute drive to Grand Canyon, but far enough away to be quiet in the forest. There were a handful of other campers around in the forest, but we never heard anyone else. The nights were dark and quiet and I got in a nice hammock nap and never heard anyone else all afternoon. There is no water in t... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G

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CavesofWander

37 2016 Keystone Outback Travel Trailer
14 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 9
Site Number: 688D
“Surrounded by pine trees, and close to the big hole!”

Reviewed Apr 02, 2016

Overall Rating

Amazing spot with solid cell service! And FREE! We stayed in March 2016 so it was pretty cold overnight each night (into the 20's) but we loved this spot. It wasn't far off the main road (Hwy 64) and the sites were marked so you knew where you could stay. Our spot (marked 688D) worked great for our truck and 37' TT setup. You could pul... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

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