Not able to get an overnight permit, we decided to hike to Indian Gardens and back to the rim in one day. It was a nice cool area to rest before the hike back up to the rim. There is water to refill you containers...More
"This is not a hotel, but a day use area and campground. We were merely passing through."
"You must have a backcountry permit to camp here...you pick the campsite, first come first served."