Hawaiʻi
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**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**

Monitor local surf and weather reports prior to your park visit.

[MAUI] UPDATED 7/12/24 – Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area: Access to the park and cabin is CLOSED until further notice due to the recent Kula wildfire.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 7/1/24 – Polihale State Park: Queen's Pond access Road is CLOSED June 17-21 (M-F) for rock placement.  Pedestrian traffic should be aware of heavy equipment traversing through the area.  The park remains open - visitors should access via Cane Top access road and points beyond.

[HAWAI’I] UPDATED 7/1/24 –'Akaka Falls State Park is closed this week for additional repair work. Expected to reopen this weekend 7/6/24.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 6/18/24 –Kalalau Trail, Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park: Camping permits held back for local residents during summer, see Kalalau Trail site for more information.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 6/18/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: The gate to Puʻu O Kila Lookout will be closed to vehicular traffic due to road repairs beginning 3/19/24. The lookout will still be accessible by pedestrians, parking is available at Kalalau lookout.

[HAWAI'I] UPDATED 6/18/24 -  West Hawaii State Parks to close early on the 4th of July at 5 PM. Parks effected are: Kekaha Kai SP—Mahai’ula section and Manini’owali (Kua Bay) section, Kiholo SPR, Hapuna Beach SRA and Waialea section

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.

(UPDATE: 11/30/22 – the Hapuna Bach SRA A-Frame shelters are closed for reservations due to water line issues at the park. Expected closure extends to Summer 2023 with future updates to be provided.)

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.

Permittees 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.