Havasu Falls camping is a memorable experience. I’ve done the Havasu Falls hike four times. My first trip to Havasupai was in 2013, and it changed my way of living. It was my first hiking and backpacking destination – it was purely magical. I almost chose to stay at the lodge during the first trip and I’m glad I didn’t. Our campsite was close to the waterfalls at the campgrounds, and I was able to truly experience everything that Havasu Falls offered. This experience opened up my eyes to the true beauty of nature.
I want to share with you every detail about Havasu Falls so you can plan a perfect camping trip. New fees and regulations have been implemented as of the 2017 year. All of the information is up-to-date.
Make sure you have a Havasu Falls camping reservation before entering! The Havasupai tribe is very strict and will turn people around if you don’t have a Havasupai Campground reservation. This is a way for them to regulate traffic and maintain the beauty of the entire area that surrounds Havasu Falls.
The camping office phone hours open from 6 am to 6 pm from May to October. Times change to 8 am to 5 pm from November to April. April and May are the best months to visit Havasu Falls. Try avoiding monsoon season because you may not see the iconic blue-green waters.
Havasu Falls Camping Reservation Phone Numbers:
Due to the increasing demand of callers, there is now an online reservation system for Havasu Falls:
Havasu Falls Camping Fees
Fees are paid at the initial Havasu Falls reservation through the phone or online. Fees for Havasu Falls camping are also non-refundable. Make sure to have your credit card ready to pay for the entire group.
Each person will pay the one-time entrance fee and then add camping fees for each night at the Havasupai Campgrounds.
Camping Fee: $25 per night, per person + 10% tax
Entrance Fee: $50 per person + 10% tax
There are three ways to get to the Havasupai Campgrounds. Make sure you check in at Supai Village to get wristbands before moving on.
Hiking into the Havasupai Campgrounds will require an 8-mile descent from the Hualapai Hilltop parking lot to Supai Village. Then you will continue for another 2 miles to the Havasupai Campgrounds. When you pass Havasu Falls, you will be near the Havasupai campgrounds.
Get more details about the Havasu Falls hike and the campgrounds
Helicopter rides are operated by a third party company, Airwest. They do not operate every day so do not rely on them if your dates do not match there’s. They will take you to Supai Village in Havasu Canyon. From there you will have to hike 2 miles to the Havasupai Campgrounds.
Get more details about the Havasu Falls Helicopter
Horses are available to ride into the Havasupai Campgrounds. They are limited so you will need to make a reservation beforehand. Call the office to make a reservation.
Learn more about riding a pack animal to Havasupai Campgrounds
Have a proper Havasupai packing list to be prepared for your trip. Due to the long duration of the Havasu Falls hike and stay at the campgrounds, make sure you have the essentials. Plan accordingly depending on how many days and nights you plan on staying at Havasu Falls. Lighter hiking equipment is usually more expensive. If you don’t want to splurge you can rent gear or buy cheaper gear. If your hiking gear is too bulky, just through it on a pack mule.
Camping around Havasu Falls is amazing. You are near Havasu Creek the entire time. You have the more famous Havasu Falls on one side of the campground. Then you have the second famous Mooney Falls on the other side of the campgrounds. It’s just pure amazing.
The Havasupai Campground host about 300 campsites. Try to make it early to find a good setup location. Most people like to stay nearby the water spout or closer to the waterfalls. The whole campsite stretches about half a mile.
At the Havasupai Campgrounds, there is a water spout to refill your water. The area is not meant for washing your dishes or clothes. It is advised to wash clean your belongings at your campsite. There are also two outhouse restrooms. They are located on opposite ends of the campgrounds.