This week, the United States Department of Agriculture announced that it will be expanding and remodeling the popular Ten X Campground on the Tusayan Ranger District, about 5 miles south of the Grand Canyon National Park and is a major win for the RV industry, according to the RV Industry Association.
The expansion and remodeling project will increase capacity at Ten X Campground from the current 70 campsites to a total of 300, encompassing nearly 345 acres. The remodeling of existing and additional sites will increase the campground’s ability to accommodate large RVs while eliminating the current problem of parking along the Ten X roadway which creates congestion and safety concerns. The 230 sites to be added would be a mix of RV-friendly, individual tent and small group sites for more outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy
This announcement comes after “RVs Move America Week” where the industry gathered on Capitol Hill for its annual advocacy meetings in June where industry executives also had the opportunity to meet with officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Forest Service to advocate for campground modernization and expansion. Since then, RVIA’s federal affairs team has had several meetings with both groups along with other outdoor recreation staff to further the discussion of campground modernization and expansion around the nation’s most iconic sites.
“Twenty-five million Americans go RVing each year and Eisenhower-era campground infrastructure and limited camping availability have reduced RV opportunities on federal lands,” said RVIA’s Director of Government Affairs Chris Bornemann. “We applaud the USFS for taking the necessary steps to provide additional RV-friendly camping experiences at our iconic federal lands. The federal affairs team is eager and excited to continue to be a resource to the USFS during all phases of the Ten X Campground modernization and expansion project.”