Bottle Ban at Grand Canyon Explained

grand canyon bottle ban explainedStarting in March, The Grand Canyon National Park will ban the sale of water packaged in individual disposable containers.

This ban comes more than a year after the original ban was announced and then put on hold after Coca-Cola complained. They bottle water under the Dasani brand and wanted to know more about why the park wanted this ban.

Under the ban, water sold in individual plastic bottles will be banned.  But soda and juices sold in plastic bottles will be allowed to be sold. (if you are thinking what I am thinking, the NPS says no)

In their place, the park has installed 10 water refilling stations around the park and at the various overlooks. This will encourage park visitors to buy refillable water containers.   The new filling stations provide free, Grand Canyon spring water from the park’s approved water supply, located at Roaring Springs.

Bring Your Own Water

The ban is for water sales inside the park only.  We are still allowed to bring in our own bottled water, just to please remind our guests to dispose of them properly.

Refill Here

The new South Rim filling stations are equipped to provide year-round access to water and are located at:

  • Hermits Rest (located near the other public amenities)
  • Bright Angel and South Kaibab Trailheads
  • Canyon Village and Desert View Marketplaces
  • Yavapai Geology Museum
  • Grand Canyon, Verkamp’s and Desert View Visitor Centers
  • Maswik Lodge (in the cafeteria).

water filling at the grand canyon
More information can be found here: NPS.GOV