Camping in Hawaii

Explore ancient volcanoes and sandy beaches on a camping trip in the Aloha State.

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Sun Farm Hawaii @ Koko Head

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Honolulu, HI
Located in a wonderful farm setting, enjoy the sweet breezes, gorgeous sunsets and farm life while still in the city and close to some of the best beaches in East Oahu! We are located on the foothills of the famous Koko Head hike, and only five minutes to Hanauma Bay, shopping centers, dining, and grocery stores. Watch a magical sunset from the communal kitchen area, with a spectacular view of Diamond Head crater and the surrounding coast- it's all in one! *Please be aware there are many wild hens and roosters roaming around the neighborhood and property. You will enjoy your stay here if you're comfortable closely co-existing with nature and the sounds that come with it. Please plan accordingly. If you'd like to catch some waves or need a ride around time, we have surfboards available for rent, Parking is also available on site. Just let us know your needs and we'll do our best to accommodate for a wonderful stay! Mahalo ~ ~ DETAILS ~ ~ Self Check In Time is after 2pm. Self Check Out Time is before 11am. Cancellations/Refunds: A full refund will be made for cancellations received 7 days before date of arrival. Reservations are not refundable thereafter; please plan accordingly.
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Zen Oazis in Sacred Valley

5 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Hauula, HI
A Hidden Gem- Get ready to disconnect at our securely gated, spacious family farm property surrounded by towering mountains. You'll stay active- theres a lot of walking around! Ditch light polluted Honolulu at an affordable price and get off the beaten path to learn and participate in farming activities. Hear crashing waves and see hundreds of stars at night. Retreaters will have access to very basic amenities- clean cold hose showers and flush toilets. Interact with locals and other retreaters while truly surrounding yourself in a tropical jungle atmosphere! There will not usually be someone physically present to check you in so we have made Google Doc instructions for arrival and finding the bathrooms. As part of your visit to Kaluanui (the sacred land you'll be staying on),  we will be doing a traditional Hawaiian greeting and short tour of the property. We then will spend a short time doing a malama aina (caring for the land) based project. We will hold these mon/tue/wed/thur at 3:30pm under the white tent in the pavilion area. When you are getting closer to your arrival date please consider the above stated meeting times and notify us which time will work for you. Please plan to attend at your earliest convenience. If you have more questions you can text our program coordinator at 8084294988. Recommended to bring: flashlight mosquito repellent shoes camera! Your stay includes: a 7 minute nature walk to community bathrooms and cold hose showers, a safe peaceful space in the community with nearby fruiting trees and bushes, and access to a semi private sandy beach, (perfect for sunset), a 15 minute stroll away. There are martial arts classes occurring on the property mon-fri until about 9-930 pm, so if you see some lights and people as you enter do not worry. There are sometimes events on the weekends on property so I will notify if that is the case. As there will likely not be someone physically there, we have made detailed self check in instructions on a Google Doc ! Please read our instructions carefully and please reach out to the host if you have any questions.
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Waimanalo Farmstay

5 sites · Lodging, RVs5 acres · Kailua, HI
This is a breathtaking space that our family has poured many decades and multiple generations into. We are surrounded by jungle, with a freshwater stream running through the entire property and unobstructed mountain views. You are welcome to explore the grounds and enjoy the land. Chickens roam freely, with the occasional pig sightings in the evening. We do have a fair bit of bugs and geckos. If you’re especially sensitive to mosquitos, this might not be the place for you! Waimanalo is a small agricultural town filled with nurseries, horse stables, and a high concentration of Hawaiian homes. It remains mostly undeveloped and authentic, and we aim to keep it that way. While nestled against the mountains, we're just a five minute drive from the beach. We are fifteen minutes from Kailua town, where you'll find several grocery stores, shops, and restaurants. There are so many great beach and land activities nearby, and I'm happy to lead you in the direction of whatever you might be interested in! We are very protective of this land and town, but would love to share the space with respectful travelers looking for an authentic experience. While we are very hospitable, we are not in the business of hospitality. This is a working farm. I am happy to accommodate travelers, but I am not here at your beck and call. If that is the experience you are seeking, I think you would be happier elsewhere. We appreciate all of your bookings, and profits go directly back into farm infrastructure and new fruit trees. Thank you for looking!
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Tropical Fruit Forest - North Shore

11 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Kahuku, HI
Situated on the highest point of Kahuku farms, Northshore, overseeing the oceans, watch sunrise and sunset, hear the birds and the dancing moves of mountain pines with the ocean breeze — this one of the oldest Hawaii fruit tree forests provides visitors with special connections with nature and the enjoyment of the quiet and peaceful surroundings ! Join us for an unforgettable adventure through North Shore's best-kept secret!
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Secluded Mountain Farmstay

3 sites · Lodging, RVs10 acres · Waimanalo, HI
This exquisite and secluded property is located at the base of the Koʻolau mountains in Waimānalo. Surrounded by breath-taking views that will captivate and invigorate your spirit, this private property offers an experience that is one of a kind. With over 10 acres to explore, this regenerative farm is home to many fruit trees, indigenous plants, wild chickens, and other beautiful birds that you will likely spot while taking a stroll on our nature path. We have worked really hard to care for this ʻāina (land), and we are happy to share it with respectful travelers looking for a quiet, authentic, farm-stay experience. Camp Koʻolau provides bathrooms, a warm-water outdoor shower with an amazing view, and parking. Our farm is only a 5-minute drive to the beach, and 15 minutes from popular, Kailua town. As a working farm, we do have insects and geckos hanging around. So, it's not uncommon to encounter them. Also, we often have visits from wild pigs that come down from the mountain, so you may see them as well. Although we are certain you will love this place, please keep in mind, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain it. Thus, you will probably hear farm equipment and activities buzzing about (typically on the weekends). And, we want you to respect, love, and care for this place as much as we do by leaving it better than you found it. For an added fee, we also offer: An exclusive adventure on our Hawaiian sailing canoe to Nā Mokulua (Twin Islands) or around Mānana (Rabbit Island). For more information or to purchase one of these added features, please contact me prior to your arrival.
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Living Circle Farms Hawaii

6 sites · Lodging, RVs5 acres · Waialua, HI
ABOUT THE VAN / RV PARK, PICK & PLAY Safety is Paramount Your spot will be in a private gated farm community with around the clock farm manager onsite. Harvest Fruit There is nothing like grabbing a banana off the tree or picking a fresh papaya. On our farm, you're more than welcome to harvest some seasonal fruit. Don't forget to give your compost to the chickens in the Tea Garden. Just kick back and relax We have SUP and surfboard rentals for you to take to the beach. Have a fire & participate in making wood ash fertilizer for the farm. We got the wood for purchase on site. Enjoy a dip in the watering hole for a cool down. VIEW THE UFOS IN THE EVENING & NIGHTTIME ECOSYSTEM ~ Experience the farm come to life at night! ~ Explore with an ultraviolet & blacklight to discover the magical world we are living on! Discover flowers that bloom at night, their size might surprise you! Star gazing without the city lights - find out why Hawaii is an astronomy-lover's dream!
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Hamakua Guesthouse

7 sites · Lodging5 acres · Pepeekeo, HI
The Hamakua Guesthouse is located on the south end of Hawaii's breathtaking Hamakua Coast. Established in 2012 we are easily accessible to all the Big Island attractions such as Volcanoes National Park (1 hour South), Waipio Valley (1 hour North), and the countless sights and adventures along the Hamakua Coast, it is the perfect location to base your Big Island adventure vacation. The legendary Akaka Falls State Park is only 4 miles away from the Hamakua House. Onomea Bay is only 4 miles away, which is the home of the Hawaii Botanical Gardens. It is an unforgettable drive to get there and the bay is a wonderful place to have a picnic. We are only 1 mile (easily walkable) from the quaint main street of Honomu, HI. This town was established in the sugar cane plantation era and remains today boasting some wonderful gift shops, two restaurants, a coffee house, and the Island's best Zip Line Tours. Guests have access to our open air full bathroom with running water and a stunning rainfall shower (located at the main house). They also have access to our covered outdoor kitchen with grills, a sink, prep space, dining area, dishes, cups, silverware, and cookware (also located at the main house).
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Wild Blue Water Ranch

4 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Pahoa, HI
Welcome to a realm where Hawaii's raw landscapes unfold before you - Wild Blue Water invites you to discover the extraordinary. Your sanctuary awaits amidst the tropical jungle's lush embrace, where volcanic vistas add an enchanting allure. Awaken to the melodic chorus of tropical birds amidst towering palms and vibrant flora, with the wild Pacific crashing against volcanic shores. Step outside your canvas and immerse yourself in an adventure of senses - the fragrances, sounds, winds, and flavors of exotic fruits. Witness the fiery hues of sunrise against the volcanic skyline; each moment here celebrates nature's magnificence. Enjoy your camping experience with refreshing well water, a spacious hot shower, pristine restroom, an inviting pool, and a soothing jacuzzi. This is Wild Blue Waters- where your adventure begins!! **All water used on location is derived from an on site well which is refreshed daily, plenteously, from the cool mountains above as the water makes its attempt to return to the sea. ***FOR AMAZING, FUN LOVING PEOPLE: 3Q6HBDZY (use this code)***
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Haiku Hangout

5 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Haiku, HI
Enjoy 7 Acres of untouched land in Haiku. Just 20 minutes to Paia beach and 10 minutes from the Haiku stores and shops. Stop by and camp for a few nights on the road to Hana and enjoy the peace and quiet of this jungle meadow. In the morning you can go to Twin Falls waterfalls right up the street. We have a bathroom and water access for showering on site.
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Hawaii Island's Best Campsites

6 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Naalehu, HI
This rural and remote property is known as Hawaii Island Resort. The macadamia orchard provides a unique and comfortable way to camp in Hawaii. We have a great paved ocean view area for camper vans and many options for pitching tents or parking under the trees. We love to share our abundance with others and opening the property to travelers that love to camp seemed like a perfect addition to our current program. Please, outside pets are not allowed. We look forward to meeting you :)
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KAHAKAI FARMS CAMPGROUNDS

5 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Honokaa, HI
Take this unique opportunity to experience the real Hawaii and its people. Enjoy the outdoors at one of Hawaii's most exclusive camping grounds and camp under the stars with your friends and family. We offer a variety of extras to enhance your camping experience during your stay. Our goal is for you to have the most fun possible in a safe manner. Please respect this land and its people past and present during your visit. This land is sacred and should be treated as such. Please carefully read and understand all requirements prior to booking your stay. If you have any questions or concerns we are more than happy to work with you so that you have the chance to enjoy one of the most magical, special places in all of Hawaii. ALL GUESTS MUST MEET US AT THE FRUIT STAND TO CHECK IN PRIOR TO ENTERING THE PROPERTY AND HAVE A FWD VEHICLE SO THAT WE CAN GUIDE YOU TO YOUR SITE SAFELY.
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Wahi Nanea Place of Relaxation

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Kula, HI
The property is located on Maui island in the Kula district on the drier side of Haleakala. In days before western contact the area was heavily forested with native plants and trees and rainfall was abundant. The native Hawaiian grew bananas, taro and sweet potato. After Western contact businessmen mostly from the United States developed huge tracts of land for ranching and farming which cleared the native forests and destroyed the eco system from the mountain to the sea. Many of the Hawaiian people moved away nearer to the towns and immigrant Chinese laborers from the ranches and plantations moved in. The Chinese brought in the Wattle tree to plant for firewood as these trees grew very fast. These are the majority of the trees that you see today. As part of the Chinese immigration, the founder of modern China, Sun Yat Sen lived here for a time and planned his revolution to overthrow the last Chinese Dynasty. There is a park dedicated to him nearby.We have picnic tables a propane grill, a fire pit and a covered gazebo that is shared with 3 cabins This site is located at the 2800 ft altitude and the temperature at night can range from mid 50 to mid 60 degrees F. If you are planning to go to Haleakala, we are about 45 -60 minutes to the summit. We are also on the south side approach to Hana. There is a great restaurant for breakfast and lunch about 10 minutes away in Keokea town called Grandma's Coffee house.
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Camping in Hawaii guide

Overview

Although Hawaii is around 2,000 miles from the continental U.S., it's definitely worth the flight. While this tropical island chain is known for its large resorts and sandy beaches, it’s also an incredible place for hiking and camping, not only because of its year-round warm weather, but also because of its sheer diversity of landscapes. Here you’ll find towering volcanoes, tropical forests, massive canyonlands, and historic sites where you can learn about the history and cultural traditions of the islands. And if you don’t want to stay in a resort, you certainly won’t have to: there are many places to set up your tent, from beachfront campgrounds to private retreats.

Where to go

Oahu

Oahu is the state's most-visited island. While many visitors head straight to Honolulu's sandy Waikiki Beach, the island offers plenty to experience outside the big city, with gorgeous beaches all over, plus tons of hiking trails. If you want to camp, you’ll find options at Ahupua'a 'O Kahana State Park and Bellows Field Beach Park, both on the island’s eastern shores.

The Big Island

The Big Island's size isn't its only claim to fame. It's also known for its tasty Kona coffee and for its abundance of volcanoes, including Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, both in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of four national parks on the island. There are also lots of places to camp on the island, including at the Kalōpā State Recreation Area and the Kīholo State Park Reserve (weekend camping only).

Maui and Molokai

Maui is well known for its large resorts and gorgeous scenery, especially in the emeraldine ʻĪao Valley State Monument and from Haleakalā National Park, the best place on the island for a sunrise hike. Reservable campsites can be found at both Wai'ānapanapa State Park and the Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area. The nearby island of Moloka'i is a quiet alternative, without the big development found on other islands. Camping is available in the island's Pālāʻau State Park.

Kauai

Dubbed the "Garden Isle" for its numerous gardens and overall lush landscapes, Kauai feels quieter and more laid-back than Maui or Oahu. Its best-known hiking areas include the pristine Nāpali Coast (only accessible by foot or boat) and the vibrantly hued Waimea Canyon State Park, often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." You can camp in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, provided you obtain a permit in advance, or in Kōke'e State Park and Polihale State Park.

When to go

Hawaii only has two real seasons: a hotter, dryer summer season (April–October) and a cooler, rainier winter (November–March). The resorts and tourist destinations across the islands are at their busiest during the summer and winter vacation months, and hotel and flight prices tend to soar during these periods. Late spring and early autumn are ideal for avoiding rainfall and crowds. Flights from the mainland are generally at their cheapest between January and March.

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