State Parks located on Kaua'i

There are a total of 8 Hawaii State Parks and Recreation areas located on Kauai, of which Ha'ena State Park is located on the North Shore, at the end of the road at Ke'e.

Fees for camping in Na Pali Coast State Park are $10/night/campsite. All others are $5/night/campsite.

Required permits may be obtained from Kaua'i District Office, 3060 Eiwa Street, #306, Lihu'e, HI 96766-1875, Telephone (808) 274-3444, Fax (808) 274-3448

For details, see the Hawaii State Parks Kauai Page, or the full Hawaii State Parks Site for details.

Kauai County Beach Parks

Seven oceanside beach parks allow camping under the auspices of the County of Kauai, ranging from Haena Beach Park at the northernmost tip of the island to Lucy Wright Park at the ocean near Waimea. Required permits are $3/person for a maximum of four days, or for 12 days if you move from one park to another. For information and application, write or appear at Parks and Recreation, 4193 Hardy St., Lihue, Hawaii 96766; phone (808) 245-8821.

Accomodations Kauai page on Alternative Hawaii includes a list of Kauai County Parks.

State Forest Reserves

State Forest Reserves permit hike-in tent camping. Permits are required but there is no charge for them. Get permits from Island of Kauai District Office, Dept. of Land & Natural Resources, 3060 Eiwa Street, Room 306, Lihue, HI 96766, tel. (808) 274-3433.

None of these areas are on the North Shore.

For a list of camping areas in Kauai forest reserves with locations and descriptions, see this page at Alternative Hawaii.


Privately owned and operated cabins are also available on the island. At Kokee State Park, for example, a dozen housekeeping cabins are rented from the park's Kokee Lodge, with rates ranging from $35-$45/unit. The units sleep between three and seven people each, and are equipped with woodburning fireplaces to offset the chill of cold Kokee nights. For a brochure, write to P.O. Box 819, Waimea, Kauai 96796; phone (808) 335-6061.

Maintained by Doug Wilson, Last update: 9 Apr 2004

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