tenX is a wonderful rec.gov site, Ive been there many times and it affords a bit more of a low key experience. The Forest Service Road 302 does indeed exist
I promise ...Im camped on it as we speak. I will try to get some photos up for you folks. Hint to the wise, arrive on a Monday through Thursday. It is not a "mad house" per say on the weekend, quite quiet as a matter of fact, the prime camp spots do fill though by Friday afternoon.
Some helpful hints:
You can enter the Grand canyon with your park pass....head to Mather campground, it is about 4 miles past the gate. ...take a left turn on CENTER street...and a right turn at the first campground sign, A last right turn at the Mather camp sign. You will see a FREE
dump station, on your right just BEFORE you enter the Mather gates- a FREE Water hook up....and FREE trash disposal....
Did I mention the small laundry mat ( 1.75 to wash / 1.00 to dry) and coin showers for 2.00??
So save your money, as the FR 302 is WELL worth it IMHO, solitude and a beautiful setting. The story about the helicopters is true, just go past the small green mile marker 2 sign and you will be out of their flight path. They normally operate on the hour in the mid day for a few hours ( off season).
No night operations, so it is quite quiet and peaceful. Mather Campground is IMHO quite loud, many 1 nighters, rushing in late and making a good bit of noise. 18.00 night 50% off for us seniors. The full hook up campground next to Mather CG was a large disappointment, as it looked to be like parking in a walmart parking lot with hook ups, not an exaggeration for $36.00 a night no senior discount.
Feel free to PM me, I will try to post photos for inquiring minds We are 67' all hooked up and had no problem with a quad door dually 8' bed and 34 triple axle
Hope this helps- Safe and peaceful journeys