Campgrounds

Nāmakanipaio Campground
Nāmakanipaio Campground

NPS Photo/Dirk Fliescher

 
 

There are two drive-in campgrounds in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Nāmakanipaio and Kulanaokuaiki.

Nāmakanipaio is operated by Hawai'i Volcanoes Lodge Company.
Please visit http://www.hawaiivolcanohouse.com or call them at 866-536-7972 for more information.

 
Nāmakanipaio Campground
Nāmakanipaio Campground

NPS photo

~Currently Closed~
Nāmakanipaio Campground
is located 31.5 miles south of Hilo on Highway-11 at 4,000' elevation. It is a large, open grassy area with tall eucalyptus and 'ōhi'a trees. This campground has restrooms, water, picnic tables and barbecue pits. Campfires are permitted in the barbeque pits only. Maximum stay is 7 days.

Fees:

  • There is a pay station on site. Cash or checks are accepted
  • Credit card payment may be made at the Volcano House
  • Drive in sites - $15.00 per night
  • Overflow camping - Please check with the Volcano House for current rates
  • Park entrance fees also apply in addition to the camp site fee more info >>

Weather may be cool and damp year-round. Daytime temperature range: 60s to 70s F. Nightime temperature range: 30s to low 50s F. We suggest that you use a tent with a good rainfly and bring warm clothing for cool days and evenings.

 
Kulanaokuaiki Campground off Hilina pali Road
Kulanaokuaiki Campground is located about 5 miles down Hilina pali Road at 2700' elevation

NPS photo/J. Robinson

Kulanaokuaiki Campground is located about 5 miles down the Hilina Pali Road at 2,700' elevation. The nine designated campsites at Kulanaokuaiki have picnic tables and tent pads, and are available on a first-come basis. There is NO WATER at this location. There is a vault-type toilet (no running water). Checkout time is 11:00 a.m. Fires are NOT permitted.

Fees: Effective November 1, 2016

  • $10.00 a night per site - stay limit of seven consecutive days
  • $5.00 a night per site for campers who hold the Interagency Senior (Golden Age) and Golden Access passes
  • Fees may be paid at the campground's self-registration station
  • Park entrance fees also apply in addition to the camp site fee more info >>

Pets are not allowed in the campground or anywhere on Hilina Pali Road

Nightime temperature range: high 40s to high 60s F. Daytime temperature range: high 60s to 90s F. We suggest that you use a tent with a good rainfly and bring warm clothing for cool days and evenings.

 
Nāmakanipaio Cabin
One of the cabins in Nāmakanipaio Campground

NPS Photo

~Currently Closed~
Hawai'i Volcanoes Lodge Company operates rustic camper cabins and the campsites at the Nāmakanipaio campground.

The cabins sleep 4 (1 double bed and 2 bunk-style twin beds). Each cabin has a picnic table, an outdoor barbecue grill and an outdoor firepit. Reservations are required.

For more information please visit: http://www.hawaiivolcanohouse.com.

 

Camping Areas Outside the Park

County and State campgrounds are located around the island.

County of Hawai`i, Department of Parks and Recreation (808) 961-8311

Hawai`i State Parks, (808) 961-9540

 
Night sky at Kulanaokuaiki with Kīlauea glow
Night sky at Kulanaokuaiki with Kīlauea glow

Photo by Jacob W. Frank

Last updated: October 26, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

Phone:

(808) 985-6000

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