Reservations & Permits

If you are planning a trip to see Havasu Falls, you will need to get Havasupai camping reservations and hiking permits. The only way to get a permit is to call the Havasupai Tourism Office over the phone. They are very busy and sometimes it can be difficult to get through. Have patience and call often. Havasupai is a very popular place to visit and reservations can sell out early in the season. Reservations for each year are available starting in January of that year. It is best to plan well ahead. NOTE: THIS WEBSITE IS NOT AN OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE HAVASUPAI TRIBE NOR IS IT AFFILIATED WITH THE TRIBE.

***If you hike into the canyon without a reservation and permits, you will likely be turned away or at best charged twice the amount of the regular price. This is also true for people who try to day hike into the canyon to see the waterfalls. ***

TRIBE CONTACT DETAILS

HAVASUPAI CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS & PERMITS:

For 2017, the Havasupai tribe is now taking online bookings. Visit their website for more info: http://theofficialhavasupaitribe.com/. You can also make reservations over the phone at (928) 448-2121.  Havasupai camping permits often sell out for the entire season within the first 2 or 3 months of the year. Plan ahead and call often, the tourism office is often very busy and it can be difficult to get through.

You can also email httourism0@havasupai-nsn.gov.

**ALL PRICING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT WARNING**

2017 CAMPING COSTS:

  • Camping permit – $25/person, per night
  • Environmental fee – $10/person
  • Entrance fee – $50/person

*10% tax, credit card preferred

New Policies – 2017

For 2017, the Havasupai tribe has changed how they are managing reservations and accepting payment. See below.

  • Payment is due in full when you make your reservation over the phone.
  • Only one credit card per reservation.
  • There will be no refunds in the event of a cancellation.
  • The tribe will not allow you to transfer permits to another person.

HAVASUPAI LODGE RESERVATIONS:

The Havasupai lodge is the only hotel in the canyon. To make reservations call (928) 448-2111 or email htlodge0@havasupai-nsn.gov.  When hiking in, you can go past the Tourism Office and straight to Havasupai Lodge if you have made an advance reservation (required). The canyon entry fee will be collected upon check-in.

2017 LODGE COSTS:

***These prices may change for 2017 but haven’t been announced by the tribe.***

  • Up to 4 people/room – $145/night
  • Deposit – $40/room/night
  • Entrance fee- $50/person

*Subject to 10% tax, credit card preferred

If you need to cancel your lodge reservations in Supai, make sure you do so at least 2 weeks before your arrival date to receive full refunds.

GUIDED TRIPS TO HAVASUPAI (PERMITS INCLUDED):

Hiking to Havasupai with an outfitter will make all of your planning simpler, most importantly they take care of the whole process of getting Havasupai camping permits for you. All reputable outfitters include camping permits within the price of the trip. Other inclusions such as food, gear, or transportation to the canyon will vary from one outfitter to the next. There are many guided trip options to choose from, some are more suitable to travelers who like a quick (strenuous!) and budget-friendly experience, others are more all-inclusive.

RECOMMENDED HAVASUPAI OUTFITTERS

NOTE: THIS WEBSITE IS NOT AN OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE HAVASUPAI TRIBE NOR IS IT AFFILIATED WITH THE TRIBE. IT IS ONLY INTENDED TO PROVIDE USEFUL INFO TO THOSE PLANNING A TRIP TO HAVASU CANYON.

Photo by Dove Luidhardt

New Navajo Falls

27 Comments

  • john garcia says:

    would like to make reservations for 4 people on june 13th-15th 2016my name is john garcia my phone number is 310-518-0992. thank you.

    • Moderator says:

      Hi John,

      This site is not an official site of the Havasupai tribe or tourism enterprise, nor is it affiliated with the tribe. It is simply an information base from which to draw inspiration and help you find the right info to plan your trip to Havasu falls. To make a reservation at the Havasuapi campground you will need to call the tourism office at the number provided on this page. Here it is again for your convenience: Havasupai Tourism Office – (928) 448-2121.

      Enjoy your trip to Havasupai, it is a very special place!

  • Robert B says:

    This is an irresponsible website. By telling people that they will be charged double for going without a permit will encourage people to do that. That is true, however they may just simply be turned back. At least include that information. In truth you are not helping the Havasupai by having this website. It needs to say up front that it is not an official site of the tribe nor is condoned or approved by them.

    If irresponsible people cause the Havasupai people’s land to be overused, a very special place on this planet will be damaged.

    • Moderator says:

      Hi Robert, this website does say on the homepage that it is not an official website of the tribe. It has never represented itself as such. The first paragraph of this post has been updated to reiterate that language and reflect your suggestions. The text about being charged double was meant to dissuade hikers, but perhaps could have been phrased better from the start. It has been been changed to include the warning that hikers may be turned back. The goal of this website is to encourage appreciation of and respect for the rich beauty and culture of Havasupai. Thank you for your suggestions, they are very welcome!

  • Abby says:

    This website it’s very helpful. I want to go and stay in the lodge for 3-4days, next year June 2017.
    I already emailed the lodge, still waiting for a reply.
    Want to do hiking/horseback riding on Friday & helicopter ride on Monday.
    Do you happened to know if the lodge arrange for helicopter ride & horseback riding for you or i have to do it myself…
    Does helicopter ride & horseback riding need reservation?

    Thank you

    • Moderator says:

      Glad to hear you like the website. In Havasupai, there are not really options for horseback rides. There is only the option to ride a horse into or out of the canyon or take the helicopter into or out of the canyon. The helicopter is not a tour though, it is only a 5-10 minute ride one direction. It’s intended as transportation. With all of the things you want to do, it sounds like you want to visit Grand Canyon National Park and not Havasupai Canyon. Make sure to do all the research.

  • Tia says:

    Hi!! Love your website> Do you know if you send them an email for camping reservations if they reply to your email or will they call you? Just curious if I should keep trying to reach them by phone.
    thank you

    • Moderator says:

      Hi Tia, I don’t believe that they accept reservations via email and I have not known the tribe to respond to emails with a phone call. The only way to make a reservation is over the phone.

  • Adrienne says:

    When does the lodge start taking reservations? I called today and they said that Lodge takes reservations starting in June but campground is Feb 1st. Why isn’t that stated anywhere?

    • Moderator says:

      I am not sure on the lodge’s booking policies. They may have changed this year. In the past, the lodge would take bookings year round.

  • Zach says:

    What is a realistic amount of time to call? I have been on the phone all day and had zero luck. It stays busy.

    Also – Is there a closing time? If I don’t get through by a certain time should I stop calling?

    • Moderator says:

      Some people call all day for a week or more before they get through to a person. The tribe does work somewhat standard office hours so you can’t expect to have any luck after about 5pm.

  • Mariah says:

    Hi,

    I’ve gotten through 9-10 times today, and each time the person on the other end can’t hear me. At first they may answer a question, telling me it’s the correct number, and then it’s just “hello, hello”. I tested my phone with friends and it works. A couple of other people have mentioned this problem on forums today. Have you heard of this particular issue before? Thoughts? Thanks.

    • Moderator says:

      This seems to be a common problem this year. Maybe the tribe upgraded their phone system and it is having problems? Hard to say. We’ve never heard of this issue before this year. Good luck.

  • Kay says:

    I’ve tried calling all day to the camp reservations line at (928) 448-2121 & I got through four times, each time the person answering kept saying “hello…hello….can’t hear you” & hung up. My friend got through one time & the same thing happened & she was hung up on. After the first time it happened I called a friend to make sure it wasn’t my phone & my friend could hear me just fine. The issue is obviously on their end. Anyone else experiencing this too? So frustrating but tomorrow I’m going to just keep trying!

  • Julianna says:

    This site is super helpful- thank you! We are trying to get camping reservations and permits for 2017. So far I only get a busy tone and I’ve called hundreds of times since yesterday. Anybody else having any luck? I’m still hopeful!!

    Question: Do I have to specify the dates I want to visit or is my permit/reservation good for 2017, anytime?

    • Moderator says:

      Your permits will only be good for the specific dates that you choose, not for the whole year. Payment is due at time of reservatio nand is non-refundable.

  • Aaron says:

    There’s been discussion of lots of people getting reservations through a Sunrise Reservations website. Is anyone aware of the legitimacy of this website. There are articles and websites leading to it being real but so many people are unsure after already making reservations through the site. Any help is appreciated!

  • Aaron says:

    Thanks for your feedback. I just have been there in the past and was looking to go again and it was odd to me that they would be able to take phone reservations simultaneously with that site having the ability to book as well. For those of us who have been, it seems like that would be impossible to do together with the way it has worked in the past. Hopefully it is legit!

  • Tyler says:

    My group had four phones going from 9am yesterday and estimate that we made over 5,000 attempts at getting a hold of the reservation office. We are extremely grateful to have found this site that seemingly pointed us in the right direction. However, we too, are on edge about the legitimacy of the site because it just seems odd that they didn’t tell us all last week that they would be launching the new site.

  • HN says:

    I got through today after around 100 attempts. They said they have availability in November but not before.

    Best of luck.

  • Ana says:

    I just called and they have a few one night options available! After doing some reading, people have recommended leaving around 4am-5am to hike down to the village/ campsite (We will be backpacking in and out, no mules or helicopter). A few people recommended stopping at Fifty Foot Falls and Navajo Falls since they are on your way to the campground, then going to the campground and setting up camp, then spend the rest of the day relaxing at Havasu Falls for a few hours, then if you’re feeling up for it, explore Mooney Falls since it’s pretty close.

    I also wanted to explore Beaver Falls but read that was 2.5 miles past the camp ground. Therefore, an extra 5 miles either the first day or second day, but since we’d be leaving the second day, that might be a lot of hiking.

    If we only have one night there, would you recommend skipping Beaver Falls? Also, what time would you recommend leaving the next day?

    Is it safe to set up camp and leave our stuff there, so we can explore the surrounding area?

    Any other tips you have for a one night trip would be wonderful. Thanks!

    We were hoping to check out

  • Renee Krecik says:

    I am not giving up. I have tickets to AZ this June. Does anyone know of a site that sells thier permits. Is this allowed. Or would people have to cancel with the tribe.

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