A friendly but passionate reminder to all that access any camping grounds throughout Hawaii to ensure they clean up after themselves and to leave it cleaner than when they arrived. Protection of Hawaii’s natural resources are critical to ensuring they are perpetuated for all future generations. Permits are required for all Hawaii State Park camping, which can be found here.
Island camping is an experience like no other. From black lava sand to fresh pools of water, check out our guide to the best camping in Hawaii:
Located between Laie and Kahuku on the North Shore of Oahu, Malaekahana Beach Campground offers kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing and biking.
Accommodations: Tent and vehicle camping, suites and pavilion packages. Check out a map of the campsite.
Kokee State Park
Park Rules: Visitors must secure a reservation to stay at this park, which can be found by creating an account. Other park conditions can be viewed here, under “Conditions & Hazards”.
Located on Kauai in Kokee, Kokee State Park offers hiking, picnicking, seasonal plum picking, trout fishing and pig hunting. Nature lovers can get a picture-perfect view of the native plants and birds.
Accommodations: Both cabins and campsites are available.
Park Rules: information on both can be found hereVisitors are required to make a reservation and secure a permit, .
Located on the Big Island in South Kona, Camp Ho’okena offers kayak and snorkel gear rentals. Your family is sure to enjoy the dark gray coral and lava sand beaches.
Accommodations: Campsites only. Find more information on camping and reservations here.
Located in West Maui on a stunning stretch of water called “Thousand Peaks,” Papalaua Wayside Park is perfect for fishing, swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. The campground also includes picnic and barbecue facilities.
Accommodations: Campsites only. Learn more about camping on Maui.
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