Yes, 7 epic campgrounds.
Camping in Maui is a unique and magical experience.
Known as “The Magic Isle” traveling in a campervan allows you the freedom to pack up and explore a new part of the island each day in different campgrounds.
From swimming in the freshwater pools of Hana to the rolling hills of upcountry Maui.
And snorkeling the coral reefs in the surrounding Pacific, camping on Maui is an adventure unlike any other.
If you dream of exploring Maui beyond the busy resort towns and the luxury hotels.
If you dream of escaping somewhere no one will try to sell you a snorkel tour or a luau show.
But rather falling asleep under the stars and waking up next to the ocean, then this is the Maui trip you’ve been waiting for.
Maui’s campgrounds are scattered along the beautiful scenic coastline with facilities that are welcoming and comfortable.
There is a tradition of respect for the ‘aina (land) in Hawaii and we request that every guest adheres to this tradition.
Simply put, leave the land cleaner than you found it!
This way, we all do our part to keep Maui beautiful for years to come.
East Maui & Hana
1 – Maui YMCA Camp Keanae * Reservation Required
YMCA Camp Keanae is a peaceful way to experience untouched Hawaii.
Experience the most beautiful spot on Maui.
Set along the northern coastline in the “Heart of Paradise.”
Camp Keanae is located on Hana Hwy, about halfway to Hana.
It is nestled along the rugged North Shore coastline and offers breathtaking views of the sea cliffs and rough waters below.
There is an expansive grassy area where you can park your van and enjoy the views.
Facilities: hot showers, flushable toilets, sinks, drinking water, fire pits and gymnasium.
Camping fees are $20 per person per night, $35 for families (2 or more)
+1 (808) 248-8355
2 – Waianapanapa State Park, Hana * Reservation Required
Waianapanapa State Park is located right along the ocean.
About half a mile off the Hana Hwy 360, right before Hana.
As one of our favorite campgrounds, it is lush, shady and incredibly beautiful.
Wainapanapa features a natural blowhole, a black sand beach, a lava tube, a short hike to magical freshwater caves. And access to part of the King’s Trail along the sea cliffs. Wainapanapa is definitely a place you want to spend some time exploring, even if you don’t stay overnight.
Facilities: picnic tables, grills, restrooms, outdoor showers, drinking water.
Camping fee is $18 per campsite per night +$3 per night for each additional person Maximum camping fee of 30/night per site ($12 maximum for Hawaii residents with valid ID.)
+1 (808) 984-8109
3 – Kipahulu ” 7 Sacred Pools “ Campground, Haleakala National Park Kipahulu
* No Reservations – Pay as you Come or Go
The Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park can be accessed by driving 12 miles past the town of Hāna, on the famous Hāna Highway that circumscribes the northeast coast of the island of Maui.
This area of the coast has been inhabited by native people for hundreds of years and remains an integral part of a thriving culture.
Visitors to the Kīpahulu District are treated to views of waterfalls, sweeping ocean vistas, and Hawaiian cultural experiences.
It overlooks ocean cliffs, facing the sunrise, and is a prime spot to start the Pipiwai Trail hike (free guided hikes on Sunday mornings).
Facilities: Picnic tables, grills, pit toilets. No water supply available at the campground. Water fountains and toilets available at the Kipahulu Visitor Center, just a short walk away.
Camping fee is included in the park entrance ticket.
It is $25 per vehicle, valid for 3 days (keep your receipt).
*If the ranger station is closed upon arrival, you may pay on your way out.
+1 (808) 248-7375
Central & West Maui
4 – Kanahâ County Beach Park, Kahului * No Reservations – Pay as you Come or Go
Beautiful, Kanahâ Beach Park rests on a peaceful coastal expanse between Kahului Bay and Spreckelsville Beach.
Breathtaking views of the West Maui Mountains and ‘Îao Valley await visitors.
A swim, a picnic in the shade of the tall trees flanking the beach, or a game of beach volleyball can be enjoyed as well.
Lae’ula O Kai Canoe Club’s headquarters is maintained at the beachfront pavilion, and windsurfers often make good use of Kanahâ’s favorable offshore breezes.
Street signs along with Amala Place point the way.
The beach is within walking distance of Kahului Airport and easily accessible from Hâna Highway 36 with ample parking available.
There are 4 different entrances and parking lots.
Facilities: restrooms, outdoor showers, water taps, grills, picnic tables, volleyball nets.
Camping fee is $5 per person per night on weekdays, $8 on weekends and holidays.
+1 (808) 661-4685
5 – Camp Olowalu, Olowalu * No Reservations – Pay as you Come or Go
Camp Olowalu is a private campsite located right on the ocean off Honoapiilani Hwy # 30 about 6 miles south of Lahaina.
It is one of the best snorkeling areas on the island, with vast coral reefs and sea life and is a great spot to kayak, stands up paddle board or venture out with a canoe.
Facilities: enclosed cold water showers, outdoor hot showers, sink, portable toilets, picnic tables, grills, Wi-Fi, laundry.
Camping fee is $20 per person per night
+1 (808) 661-4303
6 – Papalaua Wayside County Beach Park, Olowalu
Papalaua Beach Park lies along Honoapiilani Hwy # 30 on the way to Lahaina, a few minutes past Ma’alaea Harbor, along a sandy beach with excellent snorkeling.
There are shady parking spots under kiawe trees and camping is right along the beach, so you will wake up to the sound of the ocean in the morning.
A popular campsite for locals and tourists alike, Papalaua is only 10 short minutes from Lahaina town which make it easy to go exploring during the day, or out to dinner at night.
Facilities: portable toilets, grills, picnic tables. No water supply available.
+1 (808) 661-4685
7 – Baldwin Beach Park, Paia
Baldwin Beach Park is conveniently located right off the Hana Hwy just before entering the quaint town of Paia.
Overnight camping is not allowed anymore at Baldwin, however, this beach park is the perfect place to people-watch the North Shore colorful crowd on any day of the week. There’s also plenty of shade for a nap on the far right side of the beach, and it’s ideal for a long stroll along the water.
If your travels bring you by the North Shore early in the morning, definitely pit-stop here and take a long beach stroll.
Baldwin Beach typically has a mystical feel in the early morning that is quite different from the vibe late in the day.
This beach also features spectacular sunsets.
Facilities: outdoor showers, restrooms, lifeguards, picnic pavilion, large grass sports field, and old monastery trails.
Mile Marker: #6 (Hwy 36 aka Hana Hwy)