The best camping near Kīholo State Park Reserve

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The Hippocampus

11 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Hawi, HI
Legend has it, Kohala (the first of the 5 volcanos on the Big Island of Hawaii) is home to King Kamehameha I and this was the home to the Ali'i and the training grounds for their warriors. You can feel it when you walk into the forest and listen deeply and intuitively to your ancestors. It is truly an honor to be on this 'aina (land). Modern history: Up until 1984 this property was all avocado, Kukui and Ironwood land with the Kohala ditch running on the far south end. It wasn't until my current neighbor and sweet friend and her father bought the property and cleared away 160 Ironwoods to create a property that could be farmed and lived on. Then another couple bought the property in early 2000 and built it out with farm houses and gardens. Once they moved back to the mainland, this was home to the local skydive family where the pilots and instructors were housed. Finally, in 2021, Cirque-Girl Sequoia came in with a huge vision of a conscious homesteading community, learning and teaching alongside one another by way of events, projects, concerts, talks and certifications, all the while farming and creating even bigger orchards to feed not just her community, but the community of Hawi and beyond. At this time, not only is it "hip" to farm and grow your own food, but it is crucial. Learn more about this land: Everybody comes to Hawaii and thinks of beaches, surf and jungles but why not try a different side of Hawaii? The Ironwood Forests of Hawi are where you’ll find I'o (Hawaiian Hawks) and Pueo (Hawaiian owls only found on the Big Island), as the ancestor's whispers run through the massive forest of Ironwood, Kukui Nut and Avocado, in an ancient river bed of sugar plantation country. Deep in the heart of Hawaii’s only extinct volcano Kohala, this was home to the most prestigious Ali’i (Hawaiian Royalty) and the training grounds of warriors. Our farm sits on 10 acres, with over 30 varieties of fruit trees and a view of the Big Blue (the ocean). We provide 2 Hipcabins and 4 platforms, hammocks to daydream in, car camping, a center camp that has a kitchen, bathroom and shower plus a magical forest for you to meditate, do massage, practice Reiki, read or just have a beautiful discussion in. If you feel inclined to step out of the forest, you are welcome to use our communal eating area THE GROOVY GRINDS CAFE under the mango trees and we would love if you wanted to be a part of any of the events that we host here with our live-on conscious community. Things we do and can offer aerial, yoga and meditation classes, massage (ask hostess PRIOR to trip about booking sessions), drum circles, bonfire nights, fire-dancing, Thursday community potluck dinners @ 6:30pm, mini-concerts, painting, planting, building projects and whatever we get called to do. ....and what's camping without a bonfire? We have two bonfire pits lower on the property that you can join in on if our community already has one going. (NO fires in the gulch please.) One of our biggest bragging rights is that we are utilizing the vermaculture toilets which feeds our red wiggler worms, filters through 4 layers of organic matter and turns your toilet waste into nitrogen rich effluent for the plants. (NO TOILET PAPER PROVIDED SO PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN) and the gray water from the shower and kitchen sink go into a plot of banana trees. So our bathroom, shower and cooking facility is completely self-sufficient! We provide a nice two-burner stove and propane. Please shut off when not in use (remember, propane tanks are backwards for on and off!) PLEASE PACK OUT WHAT YOU PACK IN!!! Funny that I should need to say this but.... PLEASE BRING EARPLUGS and BUG SPRAY as this is the forest and forests too have critters like mosquitos and animals like roosters, dogs and pigs that make noise. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AFTER DARK AND PLEASE USE DIRECTIONS AND NOT GOOGLE MAPS! It will take you down a 4x4 road.  And when it’s time to step out of the forest and out of Pueo Ridge, we are a 5-minute drive directly above the main center of town and 15 minutes to the famous Pololu Valley hike that runs deep into the jagged switchbacks of the Northern coast. Our area also headlines in ADVENTURE with skydiving, zip-lining, hiking and forest adventures. Mahalo for reading!
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Luana Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Captain Cook, HI
As all the land here is born of lava, many moons ago this land began to host plants and critters. Long after, it was sculpted and a number of families and farmers have contributed to what we have today. An abundance of fruit and vegetables within sight of the ocean. Peaceful breezes and warming sun make for unparalleled tranquility. Today the land still gives back to its visitors. Come recharge. As this is agricultural lands, there are many critters. Dogs, chickens, pheasants, peacock, mongoose, and many birds. Tge invasive coqui frog is annoying to some and calming to others. The micro climate here swings from warm and dry to wet quickly. Best to always prepare for rain. There is snorkeling, beaches, local food, Cafe, BBQ, poke, fish-n-chips, grocery, Sunday farmers market and hiking nearby. It is peaceful here, but also an active farming community. As an organic farm, we put alot of effort into soil building and as such, there are soft places that will be damaged by the weight of a vehicle. Staying on the driveway is best. We will guide you to where you need to go. Our road is paved, but bumpy. Any vehicle will make it without damage if driven slowly. 1 to 4mph tops. *Be sure to avoid the camper rental companies that restrict certain roads. Aloha and have a great day.
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The Haven at Hawi Nani Ranch

5 sites · Lodging, RVs20 acres · Hawi, HI
The Haven at Hawi Nani is located on a small working horse ranch on 20 acres of lush fields with a breathtaking view of the ocean and Maui. A fun, working ranch there is a lot to do and see here! We have ducks, chickens, goats, horses, dogs and cats. The land provides an abundance of fruits and we maintain a great vegetable garden. Close to the beach, hikes, restaurants and activities we are located in a great area to experience all the great things the Big Island has to offer. If you have concerns about the weather please check the forecast ahead of time. We cannot provide refunds due to inclement weather.
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Banyan Tree Guesthouse Salt Pool

8 sites · Lodging3 acres · Kailua, HI
We are an adult only facility, no children under the age of 18 are allowed. This is primarily for safety reasons, and for the comfort of all our adult guests. We have been the stewards of this aina for over 21 years. When we purchased it in 2002, there were only several varieties of fruit, now there are over 30 and growing. We make our own soil, and have trucked in many hundreds of truckloads of mulch to do that, and constantly make soil with our composting efforts. We are on a dormant volcano, Hualalai, that last erupted in 1801. The weather is ideal for growing most types of tropical fruit and many varieties of vegetables.
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Silver Oak Sunsets

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Kalaoa, HI
Aloha and welcome to Silver Oak Sunsets, a 5 acre agriculture farm and family plot situated in the Kona Coffee Belt on the western slopes of Hualalai Mountain in Kona, Hawai'i. With great stargazing opportunities, the area where you will camp is located on the top two acres of the property at 2000ft elevation above sea level. The camping area is an open grassy (mowed) area surrounded with avocado, kukui nut and silver oak trees. This area boasts some of the best ocean, coastline, and sunset views in Kona! The bottom 3 acres are where my family and I reside. Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Kona International Airport, 15 minutes to the beach, 5 minutes to the nearest golf course, gas station, and grocery store, Silver Oak Sunsets campsite is secluded yet close to everything Kona. Our seasonal changes are mild compared to the continental US. Summer months (May-September) are warmer and with more rain and the winters (Nov-April) are cooler and drier with temperatures dipping to the low 50's. Plans to build a mini cabin are in the works. In the meantime, the ideal experience would be if you were camping in a Class B van or 4x4 vehicle with tent (Tepui-type) set up. But don't fret, you can park your car, truck or minivan at the designated parking area and pitch your tent nearby on the ground. You and your family will have this campsite all to yourselves as Silver Oak Sunsets has just one campsite. Our family plot is located on the top acre in an area known fondly as Grandma's Garden. Provided for your camping experience are the following amenities: *Portable toilet and toilet paper (cleaned regularly) *Outdoor hot shower using Camplux propane water heater *Cold water sink *Water spigot *Large picnic table *Propane fire pit Sights and sounds you will likely encounter: *Coqui frogs (mostly at night) *Roosters and hens (will let you know that the sun is rising) *Dog's barking (heard in the distance) *Vehicle traffic (heard in the distance) *A beautiful sunset Other sight's and sounds you may encounter: *Turkey's and Kalij Pheasant's walking about and napping *Hawk's flying overhead *Wild boar (grazing at night) Note that boars do not typical attack, especially in unprovoked. *Mongoose (Hawai'i's version of a squirrel) They are not friendly but mind themselves. *My family and I landscaping and farming. No open fire burning at this time and please be respectful of loud noise after 9pm. Mahalo!
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Gingerhill Farm Retreat

9 sites · Lodging5 acres · Kealakekua, HI
Gingerhill Farm Retreat is a farm community dedicated to exploring sustainability, self-sufficiency, and stewardship of the land. To these ends, we have transformed our lush five-acre plot into a verdant botanical food forest. As you meander through our gardens and orchards, you will marvel at the incredible abundance and beauty that surrounds you. Through our various programs, we invite the community and international guests to join us in our daily routine of work and wellness. Come enjoy expansive ocean views and postcard sunsets. Eat delicious, healing farm-to-fork food. Spread some mulch; sow some seed. Get intimate with nature and find your unadulterated self. We would love to see you on the farm.
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Captain Cook Coffee Cabana

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Captain Cook, HI
Immerse yourself in the verdant slopes of South Kona within the historic coffee-growing region. Our Coffee Cabana stands as the original home, known as "coffee shacks," nestled on this 6-acre permaculture coffee farm. The Cabana comprises three rooms, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen, all ensconced within a lush jungle of tropical trees. Peek through the forest to catch glimpses of the ocean, offering a mesmerizing display of sunset hues. Please be aware that two of the bedrooms are accessible from outside of the house and do not feature internal doors to the main room. Additionally, the couch in the living room converts into a full-sized bed. Access the master bedroom through the living room, where you'll find an en suite bathtub, sink, and toilet. The second bathroom offers a rustic outdoor experience with a bathroom and shower. For your convenience, we provide beach and snorkel gear, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of South Kona without breaking the bank!
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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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Harmony Hideaway Plant-Based Camp

3 sites · Lodging, Tents40 acres · Honokaa, HI
Welcome to our newly established campsite! We made our dream a reality by creating a compassionate place where plant-based, vegan, and vegan curious individuals can unplug, enjoy nature, and socialize. The campsite is designed to have the comforts of home but in the surroundings of lush Hawaii. The bathhouse has solar heated showers, and we provide shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. You can step right from a hot spa like shower into nature. Then, take a short walk up the log stairs through a decorative garden to the kitchen. The large communal kitchen is built out of local trees that we sawed ourselves. The kitchen has lots of counter space and an island with barstools that are perfect for a social cooking experience. It also has a double sink, a bar sink, a gas stove top, and a cooler (bring your own ice), as well as everything you need to make a meal and eat it. The newly planted vegetable garden might even have some treats for your next meal. Experience the emerging gardens as young plants and fruit trees flourish under the Hawaiian sun or pouring rain. You can break out one of the puzzles or games for some fun, borrow one off the books and blankets, and even make yourself a picnic or cozy up by the fire on a chilly night. At night, the campground is illuminated by solar powered lights, disconnect from modern distractions, and reconnect with nature under starlit skies. You can treat yourself to the fruits of the island with two nearby fruit stands and a Sunday farmers market in town, offering fresh, locally grown produce. The wild animals of Hawai'i might stop by. This includes I'o (Hawaiian Hawks), Pueo (Hawaiian owls only found on the Big Island), turkeys, pigs, and geckos. Please bring ear plugs and bug spray as this is the forest and we have critters like mosquitos and animals making noise . We are mostly off-grid but with county water supplying our buildings that is safe to drink. There is no electricity or wifi, and limited cell reception in the area, so make sure to check your phone before heading out from Honoka'a. This is a perfect opportunity to disconnect and have an offline experience. We are approximately 5 minutes from town and 7 minutes from Waipio lookout and have an easy 2WD accessible road from the highway. Please arrive before 5.30pm if your setting up your own tent as it gets really dark, and no later than 8pm for glamping. Send us a message if you have a later arrival and we can see if we can make it work. We are passionate about animals and their well-being. Out of respect for our 9 and growing rescue animals we have on the property, we ask that you eat vegan on the premises. We have poured a ton of love into this property so you can have a wonderful experience to remember as well as potentially meet new people and create lasting friendships.
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Waipio Sanctuary

4 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Kukuihaele, HI
Amazing property with gorgeous views, lush jungle, waking up to the sound of a waterfall while walking through rejuvenated taro terraces with stream. Walking distance to Kukuihaele park with amazing views, art for your enjoyment through the land. Walking distance to Kukuihaele Art gallery with tours to Waipio Valley, hiking, and Waipio Food truck. 8 minutes drive to Honokaa Historic Town. Tattoo appointments available as well, given on the land in a beautiful cultural setting.
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Spring Side Hale

1 site · Tent2 acres · Kukuihaele, HI
To all guest you must wait at the lookout until i arrive to guide you into the Valley. Aloha and welcome to Spring Side Hale Surrounded by 2,500-foot cliffs, a journey into the Valley of the Kings requires a steep hike or 4x4 (four wheel drive). Now however, the valley is mostly wilderness interspersed with taro fields (Taro is a traditional Hawaiian staple food) and a couple of dozens of inhabitants. Waipiʻo Valley Road is closed to non-residents. Visitor access to the valley floor and the subsequent valleys is only possible as part of a tour or if you know someone in the valley. The Waipiʻo Lookout is still accessible for everyone. Waipio Valley is a stunning scenic destination with a black sand beach, beautiful waterfalls and Hawaiian historical & cultural significance. It is a very spiritual place of healing, a place of connection with nature and a walk through the past, where time ceases to exist.
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Nature Retreat Camp

8 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · Papaaloa, HI
We are a small 5 acre farmstead located on the beautiful Hamakua Coast. Our farm is home to a variety of animals and boasts numerous fruit trees. One of our proudest offerings is our free range chickens produce high-quality eggs. You can purchase these delicious eggs right here at the farm to enjoy for your breakfast. In addition to our chicken operation, we are also proud coffee producers. Our coffee is carefully grown and harvested on-site, ensuring a rich and flavorful cup every time. But coffee isn't the only thing we grow here. Our farm is also home to a diverse selection of fruit trees, including Jack fruit, Lychee, Longans, Avocados, Bananas, and Tangerines. When you visit our farm, you'll have the opportunity to relax and unwind in our main hangout Pavilion. This cozy space is the perfect spot to rest, soak in the peaceful surroundings, and truly appreciate the beauty of the farm. However, it's important to note that the Hamakua Coast is known for its lively rooster population. So, while you'll have a serene and tranquil environment during the day, be prepared for the sounds of roosters greeting the morning. One of the highlights of our farm is the stunning waterfall located near the property. Guests are welcome to hike down to this natural wonder and take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear swimming holes. It's an experience you won't want to miss. For your convenience, we offer an outdoor shower and a flushing toilet for our campers. We understand that comfort and cleanliness are important, even when enjoying the great outdoors. Thank you for considering a visit to our farmstead. We are excited to have the opportunity to host you and share the beauty and bounty of our farm with you.
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The best camping near Kīholo State Park Reserve guide

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A lava-covered coastal park, Kīholo State Park Reserve features small bays, sparsely vegetated coastline, historic lava flows, and plenty of wide open space to roam. If you’ve never visited a black sand beach, you’ll have the chance to see it here, pressed up and contrasting against lush palm trees and shoreline. It’s a pretty decent spot for snorkeling too. While the park is still undergoing conceptual planning for future public use, visitors are able to visit during the day. Overnight camping is offered in a more remote area. Please be prepared with your own drinking water. Dehydration is so not a good look for you.

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  • The largest active volcano in the world, Mauna Loa is well known for its frequent activity and large lava flows. At dusk the lava flows begin to glow, transforming the volcanic landscape into a spectacle that can’t be missed. With easy access to an essential Big Island experience, camping near Mauna Loa will ensure you get the most out of your experience.
  • Imagine camping near the famous black sands of Punalu'u Beach Park! This unique locale, with sea turtles resting ashore and lush coconut groves, ensures a distinctive camping experience that's etched in memory.

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