Kauaʻi
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**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**

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

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 5/19/24 –Kauaʻi North shore shuttle departures have RESUMED.

[O’AHU] UPDATED 5/18/24- Diamond Head State Monument: The park will remain CLOSED through Sunday, May 19, due to inclement weather and rock falls.  Safety concerns are being addressed and we anticipate reopening on Monday.

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[O’AHU] UPDATED 5/16/24 –  Ka’ena Point State Park, Mokuleʻia Section: Vehicle access road has CLOSED due to saturated roads and inclement weather.

[HAWAI’I] UPDATED 5/13/24 – Akaka Falls State Park to Temporarily CLOSE Weekdays Starting May 15, see Akaka Falls announcement for more information.

[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 5/13/24 – Wailuku River State Park: Rainbow Falls; tree trimming starts today until 6/7/24, the park will remain OPEN but some areas may be temporarily closed due to safety.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/30/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: Kalalau lookout restroom is CLOSED until further notice.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/26/24 –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 3/18/24 – 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.

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.

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.