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
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.



Natural features you'll find at Nämakanipaio Campground.

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Swimming hole
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19.425° N, 155.296° W
Cabin & Lodging: 10 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Tent / Van: 16 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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