East Maui & Hana
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, gymnasium.
Camping fees are $20 per person per night, $35 for families (2 or more)
+1 (808) 248-8355
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
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 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. $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
*Camping (permit required)
Once a dense forest of Koa, mamane, and ʻohiʻa lehua the Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area is composed of 10 acres of the Kula Forest Reserve. When the park was established many of the native trees were removed. However, in the 1930s the the area was reforested with pines, eucalyptus, tropical ash, cypress, China-fir, and redwood.
Due to the elevation (6,200 feet), Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area can actually get pretty cold (temperatures can reach freezing at night).
There are four hiking trails in Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area – each offering a unique experience.
The Haleakala Ridge Trail features scrub, grassland, and forest habitat with cinder substrates.
The Plum Trail is planted with plum and other trees.
The Polipoli Trail, which starts features various conifers.
The Redwood Trail has redwoods and an old ranger’s cabin.
Hunting for wild boar, birds and goats is allowed in the park. For that reason, hikers in Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area are encouraged to wear bright colors.
Facilities: Campsites, Lodging, Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Trash Cans
Camping Rates: Hawaii Residents: $12 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons; $2 per night for each additional person*. Maximum fee per site: $20/night.
Non-residents: $18 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons; $3 per night for each additional person*. Maximum fee per site: $30/night. *chlidren 2 and under free
Kula, HI 96790
Central & West Maui
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
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.
Camping fees here
+1 (808) 661-4685
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)