Kauaʻi
tent on the beach

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 - Kauaʻi

How to Reserve

Camping

Camping is offered at three Kaua’i parks. Reservations can be made 90 days in advance.

  • 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 (PRESENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE).
  • 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:

https://www.kokeelodge.com
or
The Cabins at Kokee

Fees

Camping

*New Fees Effective 10/9/20*
Hawaii Residents:
$20 per campsite per night for up to 10 persons

Non-residents:
$30 per campsite per night for up to 10 persons

Napali Coast State Wilderness Park
Hawaii Residents: $25 per person per night.
Non-residents: $35 per person per night.
*Parking or Shuttle Reservation Required if not being dropped off.

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.