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Canyon de Chelly- Tseyi Heritage Center

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 Service.


Camping: $14.00 per night (up to 7 people) FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS

  • NO RV Hookups

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: $2.00 per person, per tour (with authorized guide; only for Canyon de Chelly National Monument)
  • Navajo Nation Backcountry Permit: $12.00 per person/24-hour period.

**Fees are subject to change.

Hours of Operation: 

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

  • Restroom Facilities
  • NO Showers

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.


  • Thanksgiving Day (November 25)
  • Navajo Nation Family Day (November 26)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • New Year’s Day (January 1)


Chinle, Arizona 86503

  • 1/2 mile South of  Canyon de Chelly National Monument Welcome Center
  • GPS Coordinates: 39˚08’55”N 109˚32’22”W


928-674-2106 or email: [email protected]

Navajo Nation Parks & Rec
(928) 871-6647

Land Department/Parks & Recreation 48 West Taylor Rd. Bldg #8966, Hwy 264,  St. Michaels, Arizona 86515

Our Mission is to protect, preserve and manage tribal parks, monuments and recreation areas for the perpetual enjoyment and benefit of the Navajo Nation – the spectacular landscapes, buttes, canyons, clean air, diversity of plants and wildlife, and areas of beauty and solitude.

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