Mather campground is a large campground (over 300 campsites set among a forest of Ponderosa pine trees) and is the only campground within Grand Canyon Village. Scenic overlooks, the park's free shuttle bus system, the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, the general store and hiking and biking trails are all within a few miles from the facility. Pets are allowed (on leash) and each campsite as a fire ring and picnic table.
The facility is at an elevation of approximately 7,000 ft. The summer months are pleasant with high temperatures in the 70s and 80s, though there are frequent thunderstorms in the afternoons. Fall and spring are mostly sunny and cool with the occasional snow. Weather is variable; visitors should come prepared.
During the winter, from mid-November through the end of February, reservations are not available at Mather Campground.