Camping is one of the many inclusions in Hawaii vacation deals. These camping experiences are most sought in Hawaii vacation deals because Hawaii is the best place when it comes to camping. Here is some information for Hawaii’s famous camping sites that may interest you to take this wonderful and one of a kind Hawaiian experience.
Famous Camping Grounds in Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks offer the best camping grounds. It is open for public and is under the strict management of Hawaii Division of State Parks (DPS). Each park offers camping ground and each has something to offer for every local and foreign visitors. Most of these parks are situated where an active or non-active volcano rest. Some camping grounds have public amenities that are free of charge. Some have private facilities and can be made available for regulated price. Rangers on duty can assist campers for camping information, maps and camping brochures and permits. Its two best camping grounds are Namakanipaio and Kulanaokuaiki.
Namakanipaio Camping Ground
Namakanipaio is one of the drive-in camping grounds in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is located 31 and half miles south of Hilo on Highway-11. It is at 4,000 elevations and has damp and cool weather the whole year-round. It is a large, open grassy area with its famous Eucalyptus and Ohi’a trees. Campers can set up their camp under this Eucalyptus tree for free. There’s no reservation but it’s on a first-come basis. It has restrooms, water, picnic tables and barbecue pits. Camp fires and grills are permitted in this particular camping ground.
Kulanaokuaiki Camping Ground
This camping ground has eight individual campsites. Each is with picnic tables while the two sites are wheelchair accessible. Kulanaokuaiki campground is about five miles down the Hilina Pali Rose about 2,700 feet elevated. Unfortunately, there’s no water in this campground but with vault-type toilet with no running water. Because of moderation in rainfall, fire is not permitted in this campground. Daytime temperature here ranges from 60 TO 70’sF while nighttime temperature ranges from 30s to low 50s F. Warm clothing is suggested for cool days and evenings and a tent with good rain fly is highly recommended.
Kalalau and Milolii Campsites
These camping sites are available to the public. A maximum of five camping nights is allowed at Kalalau and three camping nights at Milolii. Recent announcement from Division of State parks (April 15 2011) states that there will be additional summer camping sites to be opened for the public. Camping facilities here have been improved. Campers can set their tents in its large camping areas or stay in camping lodges. There are also provisions for picnic tables, water and sewage.
Koke’e State Park
Koke’e State park is 15 miles north of Kekaha on Koke’e road and is accessible by highway 550. It has 3,600 feet elevation and adjoins Waimea Canyon Park. This park has a picturesque view of nature. Campers here can enjoy wild land experience and have a chance to observe native plants, forest birds and insects. It has restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic areas while lodges and restaurants are also available.
Camping is such a great outdoor experience and you can have it once you book your Hawaii vacation packages.