Description

Located 31.5 miles south of Hilo on Highway 11, Nämakanipaio Campground is a large open grassy area at 4,000 feet of elevation featuring tall eucalyptus and 'ōhi'a trees. The weather can be highly variable with many cool and damp days. Daytime temps are usually in the 60s or 70s and nighttime can be anywhere from the 30s to low 50s (Fahrenheit). It’s highly recommended you use a tent with a solid rainfly, and bring comfy clothing for cool days, evenings, and the inevitable cuddle puddle.

Lodging provided
Bring your own Tents, Vans and truck campers, Cabin
26 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Nämakanipaio Campground.

Beach
Cave
Hot spring
Swimming hole
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Park
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
State
Hawaii
Country
United States
Phone Number
808-985-6000
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
19.425° N, 155.296° W
$80/night
Cabin & Lodging: 10 Sites
(Up to people per site)
$15/night
Tent / Van: 16 Sites
(Up to people per site)

Safety at Hipcamp

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Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors
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Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors
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