Camping & Lodging - Kauaʻi
How to Reserve
Camping is offered at three Kaua’i parks.
- Kōkeʻe State Park in the uplands above Waimea Canyon.
- Polihale State Park, boasting a long white sand beach on the island’s west side, Polihale offers tent camping opportunities with minimally developed campsites.
- Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park offers backcountry camping to experienced backpackers and hikers along a stunning rugged coastline. Due to the high demand for Nāpali Coast camping permits, special rules and fees apply.
Additional Camping Opportunities
Lodging at Koke’e
The Lodge at Koke’e offers cabins, dormitories or newer units with separate bedrooms; all sleep six and include cooking utensils, bedding, and linens. The newer units have wood floors and cedar walls. Enjoy the peace -- there are no phones or televisions. The lodge has a cocktail lounge, restaurant, and gift shop.
Reservations and inquiries should be made directly to the Concessionaire:
$12 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons; $2 per night for each additional person*.
Maximum fee per site: $20/night.
$18 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons; $3 per night for each additional person*.
Maximum fee per site: $30/night.
*children 2 and under free
Napali Coast State Wilderness Park
Hawaii Residents: $15 per person per night.
Non-residents: $20 per person per night.
The maximum length of stay at any one park is 5 consecutive nights. Certain parks or campsites allow shorter maximum stays. After that, you or anyone listed on your permit must wait 30 days before staying overnight again in the same park.
Permitees are allowed to reserve no more than one campsite or cabin in any given park at a time. Rental of cabins or campsites for commercial uses is prohibited except by special use permit.
Campers, Camper Vans and Trailers
Hawaiʻi’s State Park campgrounds are not set up for camping in vehicles, including campers, vans and trailers. Sleeping in vehicles in our campground parking lots is therefore not allowed. The single exception to this rule is at Waiʻānapanapa State Park on Maui, which has a small area designated for camper vans.