The drive to Lees Ferry Campground is just amazing. The Vermillion Cliffs are breathtaking and seeing the boulder fields are just unbelievable. The campground is situated on a bluff overlooking the Colorado. Each site has an awning, fire pit and a table. It’s a beautiful location. As the sun rises, the colors that developed on the rocks are so beautiful. Now, is you are tenting, be sure to bring extra ropes to secure your tent. We could not get the stakes in the gravel so we tied the tent to the shelter and used some large boulders. It all worked out, but be prepared. If you want a big beautiful starry night sky, then this is certainly the place to camp. One night was not enough. We will return. Price for a tent was great at $20 per night.
This review is not so much about the campground, but of the whole trip and stay down through Marble Canyon to Lees Ferry Crossing. As for the campground, they have electrical service only, but do have a dump station and fresh water refill. But the views are stunning. Once you cross the bridge across the Colorado River at Marble Canyon, it is a five mile drive to the campground. If you like the red rocks and other colors of the area, it is a breathtaking drive on up to Lees Ferry Crossing. Plan on spending a few days. Marble Canyon Lodge is the only nearby restaurant, so take plenty of groceries with you.
Camped Lee's Ferry Campground for the first time mid May. Arrived late afternoon on a Thursday and there were only two spots open. I was sleeping in my car, so I didn't need a large space. The wind and wind gusts were crazy, so sleeping in the back of my car was a good idea. Tent camping would have been bad. This is a convenient spot, if you are planning a day kayak trip from Glenn Canyon Dam to Lee's Ferry. I wouldn't want to stay here longer, as it's not well shaded or private.
The Campgroud is on top of the hill. The result is that you get a view of the Colorado river from many sites. It also means that it can get very windy. In the summer it can get very hot here. But you are near the river and there is a little sandy beach opposite the campground. Facilities at the campsite are basic: no hookups, no showers, just toilets and sinks. A lot of sites have a covered picknick table, which provides some shelter from the sun and the wind. Here is a nice hike to where the actual ferry used to be, Some buildings and some of the machinery can stil be seen, The shipwreck in the river was almost entrely under water when we were there.