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Tséyi’ Diné Heritage Area

Navajo Nation Park & Recreation

Tseyi’ Dine’ Heritage Area – Cottonwood Campground (TDHA) is located near the entrance of Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Chinle, Arizona. TDHA offers camping for anyone desiring to pitch a tent or park your RV to enjoy a quiet night or two under the stars; a picnic table and barbeque grill are available at each campsite.

For those who want to take in the breathtaking views and relish in the paths of the ancient ones who once flourished in the canyons, book a guided tour from one of the local tour operators; they will take you in by horse, vehicle or on foot. Or, you could take a self-guided tour of the South and North Rim Drives and view the canyon from the overlooks.

TDHA is managed by Navajo Parks and Recreation through a cooperative management agreement with the National Park


Chinle, Arizona 86503

  • 1/2 mile South of  Canyon de Chelly National Monument Welcome Center
  • GPS Coordinates: 36.14913351115427, -109.54004368835632
  • Plus Code: 4FX5+MX4 Chinle, Arizona


(928) 674-2106 or email:

Tseyi’ Dine’ Heritage Area – Hours of Operation: 

*Daylight Savings Time is observed  March- November. 

Campground is open year-round (minimum sites available October-March)

  • Restroom Facilities
  • NO Showers
  • NO RV Hookups

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week.

Holiday Hours:

Office is closed in accordance with Navajo Nation policy and/or directives.

Tseyi Dine’ Heritage Area Closures

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day



Camping: $20.00 per night (up to 7 people) “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.”

  • No RV Hookups
  • No Showers
  • Restroom Facilities

Group Camping: $50.00 per night (14-30 people) BY RESERVATION ONLY

Day Use/Water/Dump Station: $5.00

Backcountry Permits: (issued 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily)

  • NPS Backcountry Permit: $8.00 per person, per tour (with authorized guide; only for Canyon de Chelly National Monument)
  • Navajo Nation Backcountry Permit: $15.00 per person, per day/24-hour period.

*For areas outside Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Navajo Tribal Parks.

**Fees are subject to change.

***National Park Passes or Discount are Not Accepted.


Please call: (928) 674-2106 or email: