Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Camping at Hawaii Volcanoes

Park Campgrounds

There are two drive-in campgrounds in the park. Nāmakanipaio is three miles (5 km) from the park entrance on Highway 11. N¯āmakanipaio has eating shelters, wheelchair-accessible rest-rooms and firepits. Firewood is not available at the campsite and it is illegal to collect firewood in the park, so you must bring your own. Cabins with the use of showers are also available at N¯āmakanipaio and are operated by Volcano House. For‑more information, call (808) 967-7321 or visit www. volcanohousehotel.com/cabins.htm. -

Park Campgrounds

There are two drive-in campgrounds in the park. Nāmakanipaio is three miles (5 km) from the park entrance on Highway 11. N¯āmakanipaio has eating shelters, wheelchair-accessible rest-rooms and firepits. Firewood is not available at the campsite and it is illegal to collect firewood in the park, so you must bring your own. Cabins with the use of showers are also available at N¯āmakanipaio and are operated by Volcano House. For‑more information, call (808) 967-7321 or visit www. volcanohousehotel.com/cabins.htm. -

Kulanaokuaiki, four miles from Chain of Craters Road off of Hilina Pali Road, has wheelchair-accessible restrooms and campsites. 

Drinking water is unavailable so be sure to bring your own. There is no charge and no reservation or permission is required for your stay. For more about camping in the park, visit online at www.nps.gov/havo/camping.htm. -

Your stay is limited to seven days a month and 30 days per year. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis (except the N¯āmakanipaio cabins).

Other than at designated backcountry campsites, these are the only legal places to camp. Backcountry camping requires a free permit, obtainable on a first-come, first-served basis at Kīlauea Visitor Center. For RV information, visit www.GoRVing.com. 

For further information, please call the Park Headquarters at (808) 985-6000 or write the Superintendent, P.O. Box 52, Hawai'i National Park, HI 96718.