kauai | Camping

Kauai offers a great deal of campsites for those that want to immerse themselves in the island's the maximum nature experience. You can drive or hike or boat to your campsite, depending on your final destination. RV camping is also permitted (Kokee and Polihale State Parks and Haena and Hanamaulu County Parks). All the campgrounds (excluding state parks along Na Pali Coast and forest reserve campsites along Waimea Canyon) include grills, pavilions (some with electricity), picnic tables, toilets, cold water showers, and drinking water.

Camping permits are required and illegal camping is strictly prohibited, so prepare beforehand by contacting the appropriate state, county, or forest reserve site agencies: Division of Parks and Recreation, Department of Land and Natural Resources, or the Division of Forestry and Wildlife.

  • State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: (808) 274-3444
  • Kauai Division of Parks and Recreation: (808) 241-4463

Camping Permits - To confirm reservations, State operated camping areas require a full payment of the total cost of the camping no later than 2 weeks after a tentative reservation is issued. For cabin reservations, a 50% deposit of the total cost of the lodging is required. If the payment is not received within two weeks, the reservation will be cancelled. For cabins, the remaining payment is due upon or before issuance of the cabin key.

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Camping Gear Rentals - Hiking down the Na Pali coast? We're your last stop on the northshore for all of your "last minute" camping needs. We offer a full line of high quality camping gear and accessories. Everything you'll need for exploring Kauai's special places. From tents, stoves and sleeping bags to hiking boots, freeze-dried food, fuel and insect repellent, we have it all!!

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State Parks - Scenic Wildland Park. Viewing of wet caves--ancient sea caves formed during a higher stand of sea, probably 4,000 years ago; tradition credits Pele the volcano goddess as having dug the caves in her search for a new home. Beach-related activities, shore fishing, viewing of spectacular Na Pali Coast and swimming at Ke'e Beach. Trailhead for 11-mile Kalalau Trail.

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YWCA Camp Sloggett - Camp Sloggett offers four accommodation options so you can choose just how much “roughing it” you want to do. All four are located on our two acre grassy retreat, next to Kokee stream. where else could you find a fire pit that seats over 40 adults and is on the National Historic Register? If you’re interested in making reservations for a group of 25 guests or more, the entire facility will be reserved for your group only. Please inquire about our kama‘aina rates for Hawaii and Kauai residents and YWCA members.

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