Keauhou Backcountry Campsite

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National Park Service

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Keauhou is located on the southern seacoast of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and is one of the favored destinations of hearty wilderness hikers. The campsite is 7.6 miles from the closest trailhead. The hike to Keauhou can be a grueling, hot hike through predominately non-native grasses to a…

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All eight backcountry campsites (Ka‘aha, Halapē, Keauhou, ‘Āpua Point, Nāpau, Pepeiao Cabin, Red Hill Cabin and Mauna Loa Cabin) require a permit. See the Backcountry Hiking page for instructions on how to obtain your permit.

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  • Hike-In
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1 Review of Keauhou Backcountry Campsite

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jThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2021

Love this Site + The hiking

This is a beautiful campsite. It’s near lava rocks and right by the ocean. There is a 7 mile hike to the shelter. So bring lots of water and supplies. There is also a water tank there but you need to get a permit to be able to get the water. Practice LNT. Bring sunscreen and enjoy. You can camp…

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Keauhou Backcountry Campsite is located in Hawaii


19.26865 N
155.23119 W

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