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Campgrounds Brochure (pdf 577KB)
There are two drive-in campgrounds in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Nāmakanipaio and Kulanaokuaiki.
Nāmakanipaio is operated by Hawai'i Volcanoes Lodge Company.
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: Effective November 13, 2012
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 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
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.
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/cabins-campsites/.
Last updated: June 12, 2017