Camp Maui

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You’re a traveler, not a tourist. While others might be happy with a totally planned, predictable resort experience, you prefer to make your own experiences. We totally understand… we’re just like you. Hawaii is a very special place, and Maui is our favorite island. The island is surrounded by clear blue water at a perfect temperature for snorkeling. The reefs are filed with an amazing variety of tropical fish and sea turtles. Humpback whales flock the Maui waters for half of the year, and it’s not unusual to spot dolphins from the shore. Tropical flowers bloom year-round. Shouldn’t you have a vacation as special as Maui?

Luckily, most regions of Maui house at least one opportunity for camping and there are some stellar options that offer great amenities. Below we have summarized the fully legal options for campsites on-island, detailing location, facilities and rates (prices range from $5-30 per night for couples). You will need a permit to stay at these sites but the process is easy and affordable. You can obtain your permit once on Maui, but we always recommend arranging in advance to guarantee your spot.

East Maui & Hana

Camp Keanae YMCA, Keanae

Camp Keanae is located on Hana Hwy, about halfway to Hana. It is nestled along the rugged North Shore coastline and offers breathtaking views of the sea cliffs and rough waters below. There is an expansive grassy area where you can park your van and enjoy the views.

Facilities: hot showers, toilets, sinks, drinking water, fire pits.

Camping information: Open daily. Reservations are required. Call in advance as they often sell out with group events, especially during school holidays, and cell reception is spotty in the area. Camping fee is $20 per person per night, $35 for families (2 or more).

+1 (808) 248-8355 – www.ymcacampkeanae.org

Kipahulu Campground, Haleakala National Park Kipahulu

The Kipahulu Campground is 10 miles past Hana, near the pools at ‘Ohe’o (Seven Sacred Pools), within the Haleakala National Park. It overlooks ocean cliffs, facing sunrise, and is a prime spot to start the Pipiwai Trail hike (free guided hikes on Sunday mornings).

Facilities: Picnic tables, grills, pit toilets. No water supply available at the campground. Water fountains and toilets available at the Kipahulu Visitor Center, just a short walk away.

Camping information: Open daily. No reservation required.

Camping fee is included in the park entrance ticket, $25 per vehicle, valid for 3 days (keep your receipt). If the ranger station is closed upon arrival, you may pay on your way out.

+1 (808) 248-7375 –
www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/kipahulu.htm

CENTRAL & WEST MAUI

Papalaua Wayside County Beach Park, Olowalu

Papalaua Beach Park lies along Honoapiilani Hwy # 30 on the way to Lahaina, a few minutes past Ma’alaea Harbor, along a sandy beach with excellent snorkeling. There are shady parking spots under kiawe trees.

Facilities: portable toilets, grills, picnic tables. No water supply available.

Camping information: Closed Wednesday and Thursday for maintenance. Permit required. Camping fee is $8 per person per night on week days, $10 on weekends and holidays ($2 and $3 for minors).

+1 (808) 661-4685 –  www.co.maui.hi.us

Camp Olowalu, Olowalu

Camp Olowalu is a private campsite located right on the ocean off Honoapiilani Hwy # 30 about 6 miles south of Lahaina. It is one of the best snorkeling areas on the island, and a good launch spot for a kayak, paddle board, or canoe trip.

Facilities: enclosed cold water showers, outdoor showers, sink, portable toilets, picnic tables, grills, Wi-Fi, laundry.

Camping information: Open Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM. After hours check-in available (instructions at the check-in window). Campsites are first come first served, no reservations. Camping fee is $20 per person per night, $7 for children 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and younger.

Camp Keanae YMCA, Keanae

Camp Keanae is located on Hana Hwy, about halfway to Hana. It is nestled along the rugged North Shore coastline and offers breathtaking views of the sea cliffs and rough waters below. There is an expansive grassy area where you can park your van and enjoy the views.

Facilities: hot showers, toilets, sinks, drinking water, fire pits.

Camping information: Open daily. Reservations are required. Call in advance as they often sell out with group events, especially during school holidays, and cell reception is spotty in the area. Camping fee is $20 per person per night, $35 for families (2 or more).

+1 (808) 248-8355 – www.ymcacampkeanae.org

Waianapanapa State Park, Hana

Waianapanapa is located by the ocean, about half a mile off the Hana Hwy 360, right before Hana. It features a blowhole, a black sand beach, a lava tube, a short hike to magical freshwater caves, and access to part of the King’s Trail along the sea cliffs–definitely a place you want to spend a few hours at, even if you don’t stay overnight.

Facilities: picnic tables, grills, restrooms, outdoor showers, drinking water.

Camping information: Open daily. Reservations are required, and can be arranged by phone or online (below). Do not wait until you get there as there is no cell reception. The ranger on duty will come to your campervan to verify your permit–it is strictly enforced.

Camping fee is $18 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons & $3 per night for each additional person, with a maximum fee per site of $30/night. Children up to 2 years of age are free. ($12 for Hawaii residents with valid ID).

+1 (808) 984-8109 – camping.ehawaii.gov/camping

Kipahulu Campground, Haleakala National Park Kipahulu

Kanaha County Beach Park, Kahului

Kahana Beach Park is a located on 40 acres of white sand beaches surrounded by trees, popular for kite surfing and canoeing near the airport in Central Maui. There are 4 different entrances and parking lots.

Facilities: restrooms, outdoor showers, water taps, grills, picnic tables, volleyball nets.

Camping information: Closed Monday and Tuesday for maintenance. Permit required. Camping fee is $5 per person on week days and $8 per person on weekends ($2 and $3 for minors).

+1 (808) 661-4685 –   www.co.maui.hi.us

Papalaua Wayside County Beach Park, Olowalu

Papalaua Beach Park lies along Honoapiilani Hwy # 30 on the way to Lahaina, a few minutes past Ma’alaea Harbor, along a sandy beach with excellent snorkeling. There are shady parking spots under kiawe trees.

Facilities: portable toilets, grills, picnic tables. No water supply available.

Camping information: Closed Wednesday and Thursday for maintenance. Permit required. Camping fee is $5 per person per night on week days, $8 on weekends and holidays ($2 and $3 for minors).

+1 (808) 661-4685 –  www.co.maui.hi.us

Camp Olowalu, Olowalu

Camp Olowalu is a private campsite located right on the ocean off Honoapiilani Hwy # 30 about 6 miles south of Lahaina. It is one of the best snorkeling areas on the island, and a good launch spot for a kayak, paddle board, or canoe trip.

Facilities: enclosed cold water showers, outdoor showers, sink, portable toilets, picnic tables, grills, Wi-Fi, laundry.

Camping information: Open Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM. After hours check-in available (instructions at the check-in window). Campsites are first come first served, no reservations. Camping fee is $15 per person per night, $5 for children 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and younger.

+1 (808) 661-4303 – www.campolowalu.com

Baldwin Beach Park, Paia - Daytime Camping

Baldwin Beach Park is conveniently located right off the Hana Hwy just before entering the quaint town of Paia. Overnight camping is not allowed anymore at Baldwin, however this beach park is the perfect place to people-watch the North Shore colorful crowd on any day of the week. There’s also plenty of shade for a nap on the far right side of the beach, and it’s ideal for a long stroll along the water.

Facilities: outdoor showers, restrooms, life guards, picnic pavilion, large grass sports field, and old monastery trails.

Even-though we stay on top of the most current information, the below details are subject to change without notice.
Please contact the applicable local office for current information.