CAMPING ON KAUAI
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)
Maintained by Doug Wilson,
Last update: 9 Apr 2004
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