The Public Lands Interpretive Association operates and manages campgrounds in the Kaibab National Forest—Williams Ranger District where we offer interpretive programs for visitors during the summer camping season. These campgrounds contain individual, double, and group camping sites adjacent to high-elevation lakes.
PLIA's campgrounds operating under the Southwest Recreation name include Kaibab Lake, Dogtown Lake, and White Horse Lake; as the names imply, each campground is situated on a lake. Kaibab Lake Campground is located just north of Williams; the other two campgrounds are a few miles south of town.
Southwest Recreation Campgrounds
These campgrounds are seasonal, and generally close from October through May of each year for overnight camping. Day use of these areas is open year-round as weather permits.
The 1.6 million-acre Kaibab National Forest is divided into a southern and a northern section separated by Grand Canyon National Park. The South Kaibab is the forest south of the Grand Canyon, while the forest lying north of the Canyon is referred to as North Kaibab.
The South Kaibab covers 910,411 acres while the North Kaibab stretches over 646,863 acres.
Busy Interstate 40 carries millions of people across the South Kaibab. Most of them see only the woods by the roadside without realizing that they are travelling through the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the United States that stretches for 225 air miles, from north-central Arizona all the way east into New Mexico.
Northern Arizona Maps
Map: Grand Canyon AZ National Park Trail
Map: Grand Canyon East (Trails Illustrated)
Map: Grand Canyon North and South Rims (Trails Illustrated)
Map: Grand Canyon West (Trails Illustrated)