Drive-Up Camping

Access to Haleakalā National Park campgrounds was temporarily closed beginning in March 2020 for safety reasons due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. To better manage the campgrounds within Haleakalā National Park during the COVID-19 Pandemic, beginning June 1st, 2021 visitors can reserve campsites in advance at Hosmer Grove campground through Recreation.gov. Kīpahulu Campground remains closed.

Haleakalā National Park currently offers one drive-up campground: Hosmer Grove campground located in the Summit District.

  • Online reservations may be utilized to reserve sites up to six months in advance

  • Campsites cost $5 per night for a maximum stay of three nights per 30 day period, which covers the cost of online services and the use of recreation.gov

  • Each campsite allows a maximum of five people and one tent

  • A printed reservation from the confirmation email must be held by the reservation holder
  • All vehicles must park in a designated parking space within the paved lot.
 
A green tent set up with a picnic table and grill
Hosmer Grove is located just past the entrance gate of Haleakalā National Park

NPS Photo

Hosmer Grove Campground - Open as of June 1, 2021

Hosmer Grove lies in the cloud belt of Haleakalā, at nearly 7,000 feet (2134m) in elevation in the Summit District. Come prepared for rain and cold weather! The forest comes to life in the early dawn with the many native birds in the area, making this a beautiful early morning hike.

Six designated sites are located in an open, grassy area near the forest and shrubland of Hosmer Grove. Each site has a picnic table, grill, and access to potable water. The campground has pit toilets located in the parking lot. All vehicles must park in a designated parking space within the paved lot. A self-guided nature trail begins and ends at the campground.

Campers who obtain a reservation to camp at Hosmer Grove campground also receive a reservation to view sunrise the morning after camping. Those without a campsite reservation for Hosmer Grove who wish to view sunrise will need to obtain a reservation through recreation.gov.

To learn more and reserve a site at the Hosmer Grove campground visit : Hosmer Grove Campground, Haleakala National Park - Recreation.gov

Last updated: June 29, 2021

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Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

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