Campsites in Hawaii

Here’s an incomplete list of campsites and cabins on the islands. Not included are most typical beach camping sites. Both commercial and state sites are listed.


  • Koke’e State Park cabins – rustic, road accessible, cabins, tent, one restaurant nearby, access to hikng trails, Kalalau Lookout area.
  • Kalalau Valley – access via 11-mile Kalalau Trail, permit-camping, tent camping, remote.
  • Polihale State park – dirt road access, permit-camping, tent, beach


  • Waimanalo Shoreline Park (aka “Sherwood Forest”) – road access, beach, permit-camping, tenting,
  • Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden – road access, permit-camping, tenting, five camping areas
  • Keaiwa State Park – road access, permit-camping, tenting.
  • Kahana State Park – road access, permit-camping, tent
  • Malekahana State Recreation Area – road access, permit-camping, beach, tent
  • Kualoa Regional Park – road access, permit camping, tents, beach.
  • Camp Mokuleia – road access, rental cabins, rental campsites, beach.
  • Our Lady of Kea’au – road access, rental cabins, near beach.


  • Haleakala National Park – permit camping, three cabins, tenting, five mile plus trail access
  • Polipoli Springs State park – unimproved road access, permit camping, rental cottage
  • Waianapa State park – road access, permit camping, rental cottage


  • Pala’au State park – road access, permit camping, Kalaupapa Overlook

Hawaii (Big Island)

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Pa Makani Naio Campgrounds – road access, permit camping, rental cabins, tenting
  • Mauna Loa – Lava trail ten plus miles depending on entry point, permit camping, tents, summit cabin
  • Kalopa State Recreational Area – road access, permit camping, rental cabins, tenting
  • Manuka Wayside Park – road access, permit camping
  • Kiholo State Park Preserve – road access, permit camping.


Some useful links:

Hawaii State Parks website has info on permits, fees, schedules, etc.