Havasu Falls Camping
Havasu Falls Camping Reservations
Havasu Falls camping is a memorable, scenic experience. Havasu Creek flowing through the campground, cottonwood and elm trees providing shade, and limestone cliffs towering above the canyon create a truly exceptional camping experience.
The Havasupai Tribe requires reservations to camp at the Havasupai Campground. We strongly recommend NOT hiking down without reservations – you may end up having to hike out the same day! We also recommend making your reservations several months before your intended travel dates.
When you call to make your reservation be ready with the nights you’d like to camp at Havasupai and the number of people in your party.
Reservation phone numbers:
Havasu Falls Camping Fees
The fees to camp at Havasupai are as follows:
- Entrance Fee per Person: $35.00
- Campground Fee per Person per Night: $17.00
- Environmental Fee per Person: $5.00
Example of Fees
For a group of 5 people staying 2 nights:
- Entrance Fees: $35 x 5 = $175
- Campground Fees: $17 x 5 x 2 = $170
- Envornmental Fees: $5 x 5 = $25
- Total: $370
Havasu Falls Camping – Getting There
There are 3 ways to get to the Havasupai Campground:
Hiking: To hike to Havasupai, start at Hilltop (Directions). Descend the trail to the village of Supai (8 miles). Check in at the camping office and pay your fees. Continue down canyon another 2 miles to the campground.
Helicopter: Helicopters are only available on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9AM and 1PM (or until the last visitors are taken out). The fee is $85+ per person each way. To helicopter to Havasupai, start at Hilltop (Directions). Below the parking lot is a broad shelf where the helicopter line is. Stand in line and wait for your turn.
When you get dropped off in Supai, check in at the camping office, then continue down canyon another 2 miles to the campground.
Mules: You must make mule reservations at least a day before, and the cost is $105+ per person each way. You’ll meet your mule and mule handler at Hilltop (Directions). You’ll stop in Supai to check in at the camping office and pay your fees.
Havasu Falls Camping – Gear and Food
When camping at Havasupai, you’re responsible for all of your own gear and food. Supai has a small convenience store and a restaurant, but the campground is 2 miles from Supai. The campground does have drinking water available from a piped spring.
There are no fires allowed at Havasupai, so plan on bringing ready-to-eat food (MREs, energy bars, chips…etc.) or a small backpacking stove to do your cooking. You’ll also need tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and additional camping gear.
Havasu Falls Camping – What to Expect
The campground has composting toilets, picnic tables and drinking water (via a piped spring). There are no other amenities, and campfires are not permitted ever. It is large (capacity of 200 people) and varies on how filled up it gets. During the busy season (March through October) you can expect weekdays to be partially filled, weekends to be full, and holiday weekends to be overflowing (as many as 500 people).
Guided Hiking/Camping Tour to Havasupai
There are many benefits to going with a guided group into Havasu Falls. You don’t have to worry about reservations, food, gear, or logistics, which allows you to relax and focus 100% on enjoying the waterfalls and hiking experience. Guided tours also provide a dramatically increased level of safety, comfort, and education. The company we recommend, The Wildland Trekking Company, provides pack mules for all gear and food so you hike with only a light daypack.
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