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Kauai, Hawaii Camping - State Campgrounds, County Campgrounds

There are 13 total campgrounds to choose from in Kauai, 6 state campgrounds and 7 county campgrounds (1 county campground is currently closed).

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Kauai State Campgrounds

See the main camping page for Hawaii state-wide camping permit procedures, rules, prices, & exceptions.

Kauai District Office (for permit applications & information):
3060 Eiwa Street, #306
Lihue, HI 96766-1875
Phone: 808-274-3444

Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 3:30PM

Kokee Lodge
P.O. Box 819
Waimea, HI 96796
Phone: 808-335-6061
Hours: 7 days a week 9AM-3:45PM

Kauai
State Campground Name
Location
Kokee SP 15 miles north of Kekaha on Kokee Road (Hwy 550);
adjoins Waimea Canyan State Park
Polihale SP End of a 5 mile dirt road off Kaumaualii Hwy (50);
Past the Pacific Missle Range Facility
Hanakapi'ai -
Na Pali Coast SP

Trailhead for Kalalau Trail at end of Kuhio Hwy (56) in Haena SP;
also accessible by boat May 15 - Labor Day;
Fees different than other state parks: $10 per person, per night

Hanakoa -
Na Pali Coast SP
Trailhead for Kalalau Trail at end of Kuhio Hwy (56) in Haena SP;
also accessible by boat May 15 - Labor Day;
Fees different than other state parks: $10 per person, per night
Kalalau -
Na Pali Coast SP
Trailhead for Kalalau Trail at end of Kuhio Hwy (56) in Haena SP;
also accessible by boat May 15 - Labor Day;
Fees different than other state parks: $10 per person, per night
Miloli'i -
Na Pali Coast SP
Trailhead for Kalalau Trail at end of Kuhio Hwy (56) in Haena SP;
also accessible by boat May 15 - Labor Day; Milolii accessible by boat only;
Fees different than other state parks: $10 per person, per night

Na Pali Coast Extra Notes:

Na Pali Coast State Park camping is an exception to the normal state park camping rules due to its extreme popularity and demand. We'll review those extra conditions and rules here. First of all, it's $10 per person, per night, instead of the normal $5 per night per campsite. Of the 5 consecutive nights that may be camped in Na Pali, no more than 3 nights may be spent at Milolii. The stopover camp in Hanakoa Valley may be used for only one night when backpacking to the camp at Kalalau Beach and may be used for one other night when hiking out. Camping may be applied for 1 year in advance and up to 5 persons listed on the permit. During periods of peak demand (summer), one third of the camping spaces for a 1 week period at Kalalau and Milolii are available 4 weeks in advance and can be obtained in person only through the Kauai District Office on the first day of issuance with up to 2 persons listed on these permits. On the second day of issuance and thereafter, permits may be obtained from any district office.

Special use permits are required to hike on the Kalalau Trail beyond Hanakapiai Valley, the spend the day in Kalalau Valley, and to land kayaks or other watercraft at Kalalau Beach. Boat landings are prohibited or restricted at the other beaches. Inquire at the Kauai District Office for more information.


Kauai County Campgrounds

Kauai County camping permit fees are $3.00 per adult, per night, for non-residents and free for residents of the State of Hawaii.  Children under the age of 18 are also free. You can download the Permit Instructions, Permit Application, and Camping Waiver Form here. *Will open Adobe.
These forms can be mailed or brought in person.

Contact: The County of Kauai, Parks Permit Section
Phone: 808-241-4463
Office Hours 8:15 am to 4:00 pm Hawaiian Standard Time, Monday thru Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday and all Holidays
Email: recpermits@kauai.go

Camping permits are also available at:

West Complex
     Kalaheo Neighborhood Center Phone: 808-332-9770
     Hanapepe Recreation Center Phone: 808-335-3731
East Complex
     Kapa'a Neighborhood Center Phone: 808-822-1931 or 808-822-0511
     Kilauea Neighborhood Center Phone: 808-828-1421
Monday through Friday except for holidays - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

County Campground Name Location Notes
Lucy Wright Park Take Hwy #50 to Waimea. Turn left on Alawai Road, passing the bridge. Campground can be seen from the hwy on the left. (25 miles from Lihue) Restrooms, pavilion, picnic tables, & (cold) showers (closed every Monday from 10 am to 12 noon Tuesday for maintenance).
Salt Pond Park Take Hwy #50 from Lihue. At the end of Hapapepe, turn left onto Lele Road and go 1/4 mile past the salt beds. Camping is on the left side of the park. (18 miles from Lihue) Open showers, picnic tables, small pavilions & bathrooms (closed every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon Wednesday for maintenance).
Hanamaulu Beach Park

Take Hwy #56, turn right at Hanamaulu Road (across from Hanamaulu Cafe & next to 7-11). Come to a fork in the road and campground is on the left side of the bay. (3 miles from Lihue)

Pavilions, picnic tables, cold showers, & comfort stations (closed every Wednesday from 10 am to 12 noon Thursday for maintenance).
Haena Beach Park Go on Hwy #56, passing Haena Village & crossing a small stream. Camping is across from Haena Dry Cave (1 mile before the end of the road at Kee Beach). (38 miles from Lihue) Pavilions, picnic tables, cold showers, & comfort stations (closed every Monday from 10 am to 12 noon on Tuesday for maintenance).
Hanalei Beach Park From Hwy #56, turn right onto Aku Road in Hanalei. Turn right on Weke Road and go to the end of the road. (30 miles from Lihue) Picnic tables, cold showers, & comfort stations (weekends and holidays only).
Anini Beach Park Take Hwy #56 and look for a right turn 2 miles past Kilauea. Turn left on Anini Road to a dead end sign, continue and campground is on the right. (25 miles from Lihue) Pavilions, picnic tables, cold showers, & comfort stations (closed every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon on Wednesday for maintenance).
Anahola Beach Park Take Hwy #56 to Anahola. Before going down the hill, turn right on Anahola Road. Campground is 1 mile down, close to the ocean. (17 miles from Lihue) Picnic tables, cold showers, & comfort stations (closed every Thursday from 10 am to 12 noon on Friday for maintenance).

*Please realize we have done our best to provide full & accurate information about camping in Hawaii - despite sources being conflicting, outdated, and generally just wrong or incomplete. If you find that any of our information is wrong, please let us know so we can share the correct information with other travelers. Our goal is to one day be 100% accurate & complete about camping options in Hawaii - but it's a long road...

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