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10 Secluded Campgrounds In Hawaii

People on the Hoku Nui sailing to snorkel spot

Join are excellent crew on the Hoku Nui to sail the Kona Coast to snorkel in the famous Kealakekua Bay or have a peak manta ray experience floating above the graceful and majestic rays at Manta Ray Village.

Hawaii is also a great place to go camping.  Megan Shute for Only In Your State on the best camping areas in the islands of Hawaii.

10 Secluded Hawaii Campgrounds That Are Great For A Relaxing Getaway

From campsites nestled among the mountains to those skirting the edge of the beach, Hawaii is home to some of the best campsites in the Pacific. If you’re looking to truly get away from it all, you’ll ditch the luxury beachfront resorts and head to one of these ten secluded campgrounds in Hawaii. Some of these campsites are easy to reach, and others, well, let’s just say that you will definitely want to pack lightly.

1. Kalopa State Recreation Area

Known for lodging and camping, this park features only short hiking trails, with longer excursions in the neighboring forest reserve. Nestled on the slopes of Mauna Kea near Honoka’a, the Kalopa Forest receives substantial rainfall, resulting in the enchanting and lush native forest you’ll find here. If you aren’t into sleeping in a tent, consider renting a duplex cabin at Kalopa State Recreation Area. These eight-person cabins feature bunk beds, toilet facilities, hot showers, and a recreational dining hall for shared cooking.

Check out Kalopa Forest State Park for a beautiful hike in this quiet remote forest of Honokaa, HI

Kalopa State Recreation Area, 44-3480 Kalaniai Rd, Honokaa, HI 96727, USA

2. Polihale State Park

3. Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden
4. Pala’au State Park
Perhaps most famous for its scenic overlook of Kalaupapa, a leper colony with the ocean on one side and giant 1,600-foot cliffs on the other described by Robert Louis Stevenson as a “prison fortified by nature,” Pala’au is a perfect spot for a picnic or camping getaway.
Pala’au State Park, Kalae Hwy, Kualapuu, HI 96757, USA
5. Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
This landscaped beach park perfect for swimming, body surfing, sunbathing, and other beach activities is also home to cozy four-person A-frame shelters. These shelters consist of a single screened-in room with wooden sleeping platforms and a picnic table. Nearby, you will find an enclosed pavilion with refrigerator, range, and tables. Comfort stations with cold showers and restrooms are also found on site. The perfect blend of rustic and charming, this is one lodging opportunity you won’t want to miss.
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Old Puako Rd, Waimea, HI 96743, USA
6. Nal Pali Coast State Wilderness Park
7. Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
8. Malaekahana Beach Campground
9. Kiholo State Park Reserve
10. Koke’e State Park
Nestled along the rim of Waimea Canyon between 3,200 and 4,200 feet above sea level, Koke’e State Park is home to some of the prettiest scenery in Aloha State. You’ll enjoy incredible hiking, and it’s the perfect spot for a weekend camping trip any time of year. Whether you choose to go tent camping in Hawaii or stay in a cozy cabin, your trip to Koke’e State Park is sure to be unforgettable.
Koke’e State Park Campground, Campground, 4187 Muhihi Rd, Waimea, HI 96796, USA


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