Want to see the waterfalls of the Grand Canyon but you don’t know much about the area? You may have heard that you need permits and are wondering how to reserve Havasupai permits, this blog has the answers. Havasu Canyon is one of those rare places that mixes remoteness with must-see grandeur with a tough permit system. This formula means only a select few who have the inside track get to see Havasu Falls. So here it is, how to reserve Havasupai permits, straight from the guides who have been exploring the canyon for almost two decades.
COVID-19 Update: As of October 2020, Havasu Canyon remains closed to tourists. Find out more at havasupaireservations.com
To make camping reservations in Havasupai, you must reserve online at havasupaireservations.com beginning on February 1. You must create an account online before Feburary 1. Be warned, Havasupai camping permits often sell out for the entire season within minutes. The most desirable dates (such as hiking to Havasupai on Memorial Day weekend) will be reserved on February first.
The tribe issues permits for a minimum duration of 3 nights.
This means that if you get a reservation starting on Monday, you will pay a minimum of $300 ($100/night for your minimum 3 nights stay). If you get a reservation starting on Wednesday, you will pay a minimum of $325 ($100/night for Wed. and Thurs. and $125 for Friday).
*Note, this price includes taxes and fees but is subject to change at the tribe’s discretion.
To make reservations at the lodge, the only hotel near Havasu Falls, call (928) 448-2111. The Havasupai Lodge is in the village of Supai, Arizona which is about a 2 mile hike away from Havasu Falls. The Lodge offers basic accommodations.
Reservations at the lodge are already booked for 2019. Reservations for 2020 will come available on June 1.
*All fees are taxable at 10%.
There is no kitchen or food provided at the lodge. You’ll need to come prepared to provide all your own meals. You can get food from the Supai Café (burger, fries, hot dogs, fry bread, tacos, sodas, etc) or from the Supai grocery store, located in the village. Hours can occasionally be unpredictable at both the cafe and the store. Due to the remote location of the village, the prices are quite expensive.
Due to increased popularity of visiting Havasu Falls and hiking to the other waterfalls in Havasu Canyon, the Havasupai tribe has instituted changes to how they manage reservations and permits.
The campground is located within a 5-minute walk of the beautiful 100-foot Havasu Falls, and is about 2 miles downhill from the Village of Supai. In between the Village and the campground there are two other waterfalls. (See blog post about Havasu Falls and the other waterfalls of Havasupai.) The campground is about ¾ of a mile long and spots are not defined and are available on a first come, first served basis. There are many wonderful spots to choose from throughout the campground. Lastly, there are no campfires allowed in the campground.
Beyond getting the permit, you will want to plan your trip thoroughly. Read this post on “Everything you need to know to visit Havasu Falls.”
This page is not affiliated with the Havasupai Tribe. We do not sell Havasupai permits.