Hawaiʻi
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PARK UPDATES:

[OʻAHU]: UPDATED 11/17/22: Kaʻena Point State Park – We are now accepting the 2023 Kaʻena Point Vehicle Access Permit applications. Please be patient as applications may take longer than the posted 10 days to process.

[MAUI] UPDATED 11/2/22: Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will remain CLOSED until access roads through Kula Forest Reserve are cleared from storm damage and safe to traverse. Anticipated re-opening is January to mid-February 2023 (Per DOFAW). For updates, please go to: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2022/06/27/nr22-090/

[MAUI] UPDATED 11/2/22: ʻIAO VALLEY STATE MONUMENT – As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed through February, 2023 for the final phase of the slope stabilization project and parking lot improvements.

Camping & Lodging - Hawaiʻi

How to Reserve

Camping

Two Hawai’i Island State Parks allow camping. Reservations can be made 90 days in advance at Kalōpā State Recreation Area, and 30 days in advance at Kīholo State Park Reserve.

Lodging

Two Hawai’i Island State Parks offer cabin lodging.
PLEASE NOTE: As of October 1, 2009, linen, bedding and towels are no longer provided for any cabins in Hawaii State Parks.

  • Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area has 4-person A-Frame shelters. These shelters consist of a single screened room with wooden sleeping platforms and a picnic table. Centrally located is a pavilion with a range, refrigerator, and tables. Comfort Stations with cold showers and restrooms are available for shared use by all shelters.
  • Kalōpā State Recreation Area rents duplex cabins. These accommodations consist of 8-person units provided with bunk beds, toilet facilities, and hot shower. A centrally located recreational dining hall is equipped for shared cooking and serving all cabin users. Furnishings include a gas range, water heater, refrigerator, limited dishes, cooking and eating utensils, tables and chairs, as well as restrooms.

Fees

Camping

*New Fees Effective 10/9/20*
Hawaii Residents:
$20 per campsite per night for up to 10 persons (Currently only allowing 6 people per site)
Non-residents:
$30 per campsite per night for up to 10 persons (Currently only allowing 6 people per site)

Lodging

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Hawaii Residents: $40 per shelter per night.
Non-residents: $70 per shelter per night.

Kalopa State Recreation Area
Hawaii Residents: $70 per cabin per night.
Non-residents: $100 per cabin 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.