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About June Bug Camp

This is a hard to spot, small camp, just upstream of Deer Creek Falls.

The name is for June Jordan, whose nickname was June Bug. She was married to Jimmy Jordan who completed the first outboard motorboat trip down the Grand Canyon.  The boat that completed this trip in 1951 was named June Bug as well.
Source: This information is from the Grand Canyon Historical Society, from their “Oral History Project” in the interview with Jimmy Jordan, Jr.

Junebug vs. June Bug spelling

The NPS spells this camp as Junebug (one word) but looking into the history of the name it appears it should be spelled as June Bug. You can see in this photograph that Jimmy Jordan’s boat has the spelling as two words.