Eating & Sleeping

Two visitors eating lunch at a picnic table with a view of the Painted Desert.

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Picnic Areas

Inside the monument, there are picnic tables next to the Visitor Center and the Lomaki Pueblo parking area.

There are also picnic tables that provide some shade at the Painted Desert Overlook between Wupatki and Sunset Crater Volcano and at the Doney Mountain parking area. Please help us keep our park clean by leaving no trace!

outdoor water bottle filling station

Food & Drink

The closest restaurants to Wupatki are either north on Hwy 89 in Cameron or approximately one hour away in Flagstaff. The Western National Parks Association shop at the visitor center carries a small selection of snacks and bottled water.

The Park's Visitor Center has water bottle filling stations both outdoors and indoors.


The nearest hotels are either north on Hwy 89 in the town of Cameron (located within the Navajo Nation) or south on Hwy 89 in Flagstaff. The National Park Service is a publicly funded agency and cannot recommend one business over another.


Camping is not permitted within Wupatki National Monument.

The Coconino National Forest offers numerous camping opportunities near Wupatki and Sunset Crater National Monuments. Please be aware campground opening and closing dates are subject to change based on weather and other considerations.

  • Bonito Campground (17 mi/27 km)
  • Lockett Meadow Campground (26 mi/42 km)
  • O'leary Group Campground (17 mi/27 km)
  • Cinder Hills OHV Dispersed Camping Area (16 mi/26 km)

Contact the Coconino National Forest Flagstaff Ranger District directly for more details at

  • Address: 5075 N. Highway 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
  • Phone: (928) 526-0866

Last updated: January 26, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

6400 U.S. 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004


928-679-2365 or 928-856-1705

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