Kauaʻi
tent on the beach

PARK UPDATES:

DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT - As of August 15th, 2022  the Leahi Fire Control Station Spiral Stairwell will be temporarily closed for approximately 4 weeks to complete a rust abatement project. The trail to the summit will remain open.

Polihale State Park – Overnight camping will reopen beginning Aug. 14, 2022. Reservations will be available online starting Aug. 1 and may be made up to 90 days in advance.. Additionally, State Parks encourages the community to participate in the Polihale Survey to help develop access and management policies for the park. Please participate in the survey, and mahalo for being respectful stewards of your parks.

ʻIAO VALLEY STATE MONUMENT – As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed until January 15, 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:

http://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.