Camping on Maui

Maui offers campers amazing locations island wide to have a great tent or car camping experience.

Immerse yourself in the nature of our Island and enjoy breath taking views – Maui has seven different climates and an outstanding diversity of ecosystems to explore during your stay.

Maui has several state parks, county parks and privately owned camp grounds which offer public camping and a range of amenities all in a beautiful setting.

You are sure to find adventure camping your way from the west side beaches, to Hosmer Grove at Haleakala and all the way to the magical paradise of Wai’anapanapa State Park!

Maui Public Campsites:

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala is a must see for any Maui venture.  This immense Volcano is the mass which forms 75% of the island of Maui – With its highest point at over 10,000 feet it’s no wonder you can catch amazing views and some of the world’s best sunrises and sunsets from the enormous craters edge.

The park offers two drive-up camp locations, Homers Grove and Kipahulu.  There are also the hike-in campsites of Paliku, Kapalaoa and Holua if you are looking to hit the trails and explore the craters vast and stark beauty.

Although Maui’s weather is generally mild it is a tropical island and weather can change very rapidly. Be sure to check the local forecast and come prepared.

Permits for camping can be obtained at the Haleakala visitor center.

Keep in mind that these sites are remote – no food or gas is available in the park, plan accordingly.

Cost: $15 per Vehicle for 3 Day Pass to Site – FREE Camping

Permit Required: NO

Amenities: Picnic Tables, Pit Toilets, Barbecues.

Reservations: First come, First Serve. No reservations accepted or required.

Kīpahulu Campground

The Kīpahulu campground is a paradise on Mauis lush east Side. The campground offers dramatic views of Maui’s eastern coastline and ocean cliffs.  With several nature trails, including Seven Sacred Pools AKA Ohe’o Gulch, and Hana just 10 minutes away. It’s a great location to base your east side Maui adventure.  Watch the local forecasts and be prepared for rain, sun, and mosquitoes.

For more information on Haleakala National Park Visit: nps.gov/hale/index.htm

Camp Olowalu

Camp Olowalu is conveniently located just 6 miles south of Lahaina on Olowalu Beach and is a great location for those who wish to explore Maui’s West Coast towns, beaches and other activities. Camp Olowalu is an excellent camping spot for families- with plenty of shade, calm shallow waters, amazing reef and many surf spots nearby. Olowalu is one of Mau is best snorkeling locations and home to many colorful fish, sea creatures and Hawaiian Sea Turtles.

Cost:      Adults $20 per Night. Kids 6 -12 Years $7 per Night – Children 5 and under camp FREE

Permit: NO permit needed – Olowalu is a Privately Owned Camp.

Amenities: Cold Water Showers, Outdoor Showers, Sinks, Portable Toilets, Picnic Tables, Barbeques, Wi-Fi, coin laundry machines.

Reservations: Campsites are first come first serve. Sites are limited – We recommend securing your site ahead of time, especially in high season. Reservations can be made here: https://www.sunrisereservations.com/518/reservation/step1

Camp Olowalu also offers Tentalows, Cabins and more! For more information visit: https://www.campolowalu.com/

Papalaua Wayside County Beach Park

Papalaua Beach Park is one of our favorite spots to camp out on Maui. The park is a stretch of picturesque beaches that run along the Honoapiilani Hwy # 30 on the way to Lahaina. The park starts just a few minutes past Ma’alaea Harbor; you will see a sign on the beach side of the road along with some scattered picnic tables and portable toilets. 

Papalaua offers great access for playing in the waves, surfing, snorkeling and just relaxing under the kaiwe trees and enjoying the Maui breeze.   A quick 15 minute drive from Lahaina town, Papalaua is a very popular weekend camp destination for both Maui locals and visitors.

Cost:  Adults $10 per night on week days –  $20 on weekends and holidays. Minors (anyone 18 years and younger) $6 per night on weekdays and $12 per night on weekends and holidays.

Permit Required: Yes visit https://camping.ehawaii.gov/camping/welcome.html or https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/camping-lodging/permits-fees/ to learn about obtaining your permit prior to arrival on Maui.

Amenities: Picnic Tables, Portable Toilets, Barbeques. No Drinking Water. No Outdoor Showers – there are outdoor showers at nearby Launiupoko Beach Park if you need to freshen up. 

Reservations: First come, First Served. No reservations accepted or required.

*** NO CAMPING Tuesday and Wednesday***

For more information on Haleakala National Park Visit: https://www.mauicounty.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/146

YMCA CAMP KE‘ANAE

The Ke’anae Peninsula on the road to Hana is one of Maui’s most beautiful natural treasures. Rich with culture and lush with tropical beauty we highly recommend taking the time to explore this little piece of paradise. Enjoy amazing views, waterfalls, hiking, beaches and more!

The YMCA Camp in Ke’anae offers stunning cliff side sites for tent campers and car campers as well as cabins, cottages and more!

Keep in mind that this area is very remote – no food or gas is available between Paia and Hana, plan accordingly.

Cost:  Camper Van spots are $40 per family (includes 2 adults and 2 kids) per night – OR $25 per person per night.

Permit Required: NO permit needed

Amenities: Restrooms, Hot Water Showers, Picnic Tables, Barbecues, Drinking Water, Gymnasium, Fire Pit

Reservations: Campsites are first come first serve. Sites are limited, we recommend securing your site ahead of time – especially in high season. Reservations can be made here: http://ymcacampkeanae.org/reservations/

For more information visit: http://ymcacampkeanae.org/

Wai’napanapa State Park

Wai’napanapa State Park is one of Maui’s most beautiful parks and camping areas located just a short drive from Hana town. With low-cliffs edging the dramatic coastline and dense fauna contrasting the volcanic landscape – this is a very special destination on the island. Explore the black sand beaches and wander the numerous trails which lead to sea views, lava tubes, natural arches, blow holes, fresh water swimming caves and more. 

Cost: $18 per site per night (up to 6 Adults) – $3 per night for each additional person – Max fee $30 per night.

Permit: Yes – Acquired with Reservation. https://camping.ehawaii.gov/camping/all,details,1684.html

Reservations: Required. Call +1 (808) 984-8109 or visit https://camping.ehawaii.gov/camping/all,details,1684.html

Amenities: Restrooms, Outdoor Showers, Picnic Tables, Barbecues, Drinking Water.

 

For more information visit: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/maui/waianapanapa-state-park

Maui offers her visitors excellent public amenities, with well maintained parks and plenty of gorgeous beaches to spend the day! Most our Maui’s beach parks have restrooms, outdoor showers, BBQ’s, picnic tables, drinking water and more – all FREE for public enjoyment.

If you have any questions or need any recommendations please do not hesitate to ask.