Camping & Lodging - Hawaiʻi
How to Reserve
Two Hawai’i Island State Parks allow camping.
- Kalōpā State Recreation Area offers tent camping in addition to cabin lodging.
- Kīholo State Park Reserve provides weekends-only camping along the stark, lava-covered Kona coastline.
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.
$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
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Hawaii Residents: $30 per shelter per night.
Non-residents: $50 per shelter per night.
Kalopa State Recreation Area
Hawaii Residents: $60 per cabin per night.
Non-residents: $90 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.