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Maui, Hawaii Camping - National Park Campgrounds, State Campgrounds, County Campgrounds

There are 8 total campgrounds to choose from in Maui: 4 national park campgrounds, 2 state campgrounds, and 2 county campgrounds.

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Maui National Park Campgrounds

Haleakala National Park operates four campgrounds. Paliku and Holua campgrounds are in the crater. Hosmer Grove and the Pools at Oheo campgrounds are outside the crater. Camping in the National Park is free, but a permit is required and the numbers of campsites are limited.

Administered by:
Park Superintendent
Haleakala National Park
P.O. Box 569
Makawao, HI 96768
Phone: 808-572-4400

Maui State Campgrounds

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

Maui District Office (for permit applications & information):
54 S. High Street, #101
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 808-984-8109

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

Maui
State Campground Name
Location
Polipoli Spring SRA 9.7 miles upland from Kula on Waipoli Road;
off Kekaulike Ave (Hwy 377);
4-wheel drive vehicle recommended
Waianapanapa SP

End of Waianapanapa Road off Hana Hwy (360);
52.8 miles east of Kahului Airport


Maui County Campgrounds

Maui county campgrounds require a camping permit to be obtained for $3 per person, per night, from the Division of Parks and Recreation. The following is a chart of office locations:

District
Office Hours
Phone #
Central Maui District
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

270-7389
East Maui District - Makawao
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
572-8122
East Maui District - Hana
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
248-7022
South Maui District
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

879-4364
West Maui District
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

661-4685
Molokai Parks Office
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
553-3204
Lanai Parks Office
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
565-6979

Camping permits can be processed no more than 11 months in advance of the requested date at all listed offices, regardless of the location of the requested campsite. We've had a particularly difficult time researching Maui county camping information - so we suggest calling them about your individual situation.

County Campground Name Location Notes
Kanaha Beach Park
Central District
picnic tables, barbeque pits, outdoor showers, gravel parking, swimming area
Papalaua Wayside Park
West District
picnic tables, barbeque pits, dirt parking, swimming area, no drinking water

*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, especially for Maui.

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