Grand Canyon campground goes to reservation system - Tucson News Now

Grand Canyon campground goes to reservation system

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - A primitive campground at the northern reaches of the Grand Canyon will be available by reservation only starting Sept. 1.

Tuweep Campground lacks services such as water, gas and cellphone coverage. Grand Canyon officials say the change will help visitors ensure they have a place to stay once they make the difficult drive.

Campers can make reservations four months in advance. Walk-up permits may be obtained up to six days in advance in Fredonia or St. George, Utah.

Permits had been required for only the large group campsite. The nine family sites had been available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visitors also won't be able to build a fire or have a charcoal grill at the campground as of Sept. 1. Gas stoves are OK.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:14:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:39:28 GMT

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

  • BREAKING

    2 charged with human trafficking after Shreveport massage parlor raid

    2 charged with human trafficking after Shreveport massage parlor raid

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:29:19 GMT

    Authorities confirm that 2 people have been arrested in Shreveport after a raid at a Shreveport massage parlor in connection with a multi-state human trafficking investigation. 

    Authorities confirm that 2 people have been arrested in Shreveport after a raid at a Shreveport massage parlor in connection with a multi-state human trafficking investigation. 

  • Man admits he 'flung' infant son, causing his death

    Man admits he 'flung' infant son, causing his death

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:33 AM EDT2017-07-21 10:33:52 GMT
    Cody Bates (Source: LMDC)Cody Bates (Source: LMDC)

    Police responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment complex in Fern Creek. Officials interviewed multiple people to find out how exactly Preston Amato died.

    Police responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment complex in Fern Creek. Officials interviewed multiple people to find out how exactly Preston Amato died.

Powered by Frankly