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Top Tent Camping near Haleakala National Park

Looking for the best tent campgrounds near Haleakala National Park? You can find tent campsites by type, including drive-in, walk-in, and even hike-in for a backpacking adventure. Would you prefer a quiet dispersed site or an established camgpround with amenities? Either way, The Dyrt makes it easy to find the perfect place to pitch your tent.

Best Tent Camping Sites Near Haleakala National Park, HI (13)

    Camper-submitted photo from Hosmer Grove Campground — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hosmer Grove Campground — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hosmer Grove Campground — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hosmer Grove Campground — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hosmer Grove Campground — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hosmer Grove Campground — Haleakalā National Park

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    Hosmer Grove Campground — Haleakalā National Park

    18 Reviews
    53 Photos
    69 Saves
    Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

    Haleakalā Volcano, on the Hawaiian island of Maui, is a massive shield volcano that rises more than 10,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, and makes up more than 75% of the island’s land mass. Its name, Haleakalā, is Hawaiian for “House of the Sun,” and is steeped in Hawaiian legend. More modern references attribute it to the spectacular sunrises observed from the rim of the summit crater. In an effort to preserve and protect the volcano’s spectacular summit crater, as well as the Kipahulu Valley rainforest on the volcano’s eastern slope, Haleakalā National Park was established in 1961. The majority of visitors to the park drive the long, winding road to the summit viewpoints and visitor center. The small number of adventurers who descend into the crater can explore an otherworldly landscape of colorful cinder cones, lava flows and other volcanic features.

    For those interested in a little primitive camping on the flank of this sleeping giant, the Hosmer Grove Campground provides close access to the summit’s viewing areas and hiking trails. The campground is located partway up the mountain, just 0.5 mile past the park’s entrance station. From Kahului, it’s only about 28 miles, but the winding road makes the drive pretty slow. Hosmer Grove offers 10 campsites in a large, grassy area surrounded by foreign and native woods. Campsites have picnic tables and cooking grills, and vault toilets are available. Campfires are not permitted, but contained camp stoves are allowed. The campground is situated at 7,000 feet above sea level, right in Haleakalā’s “cloud belt,” so it’s often cool and foggy, and overnight temps can plummet below freezing. Free camping is first-come, first-served, with a three-night limit..

    Taking in Haleakalā’s summit sunrise show requires making a long, slow, winding drive up the mountain in the blackness of night to reach the viewing areas before sunrise. In efforts to alleviate road and parking congestion at the summit, the national park has implemented a permit requirement to access the viewing areas. These can be obtained up to 60 days in advance from the recreation.gov website. Permits are only required for driving up the mountain between 3am and 7am. Dress warmly, as it is cold on the summit rim. Hikers will find more than 30 miles of trails that journey down into the crater for exploring its many features. There is no shade or water on the crater floor, and temperatures can vary significantly, so pack along plenty of water and sunscreen. Also, due to the soft, sandy nature of the trails, plan on spending twice as much time to hike out as to hike in.

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Holua Primitive Wilderness Campsite — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Holua Primitive Wilderness Campsite — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Holua Primitive Wilderness Campsite — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Holua Primitive Wilderness Campsite — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Holua Primitive Wilderness Campsite — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Holua Primitive Wilderness Campsite — Haleakalā National Park

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    Holua Primitive Wilderness Campsite — Haleakalā National Park

    6 Reviews
    8 Photos
    24 Saves
    Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

    There are two primitive wilderness tent camping areas which are accessible only by trail, Hōlua and Palikū. Reservations are required for both campsites through www.recreation.gov. The reservation system is live as of April 22, 2021 at 7 am HST.

    Each single campsite allows a maximum of five people and two tents. Group campsites allow for a maximum of ten people. Hōlua and Palikū campsites have pit toilets and seasonally non-potable water available nearby. The water must be filtered or treated before drinking. In times of drought, all water must be carried in. Horses, mules, and donkeys are permitted as pack animals on the Keoneheʻeheʻe Trail, Halemauʻu Trail, and Supply Trail. All waste produced by pack animals must be removed from parking areas and trailheads. No group may have more than 12 pack animals. Riders, commerical operators, and owners are responsible for the removal of dead or injured stock within 72 hours. Pets of any other kind are prohibited on all trails.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Olowalu
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Olowalu
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Olowalu
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Olowalu
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Olowalu
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Olowalu

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    Camp Olowalu

    18 Reviews
    71 Photos
    110 Saves
    Lahaina, Hawaii

    COVID-19 regulations: we are following all local, state and federal regulations regarding COVID-19, and recommend our guests to comply with current mandates and travel requirements to Hawaii and inter-island before making a reservation.

    PRE-CHECK IS REQUIRED FOR ALL INTER-ISLAND AND OUT-OF-STATE RESERVATIONS! AS OF OCTOBER 15, 2020, all inter-island and out-of-state visitors must prove the completion of the quarantine requirement or provide validated Safe Travels Hawai’i/DOH quarantine exemption. Documentation must be submitted via email to reservations@campolowalu.com, before 2PM on check-in day. Guests in non-compliance with the pre-check requirement will not be able to enter the campground. CAMP OLOWALU IS NOT A QUARANTINE SITE.

    Currently, reservations are open for tent sites, car camping, tentalows (no linens provided) and A-frame cabins. The camp store will remain closed until further notice; morning complimentary coffee is also discontinued.

    Camp on one of the 35 sites. Alongside Maui’s Olowalu Beach enjoy our campground amenities.

    Tent camping Tentalows Car Camping Cabins

    COMMON AMENITIES

    Bathrooms: toilet, sink, mirror, hand soap, paper towels & toilet paper
    Instant hot water showers
    Outdoor dishwashing station
    Wifi internet hotspot at check-in area
    Trash & recycling stations
    Private parking
    2 Charging stations
    Fire pit
    Picnic benches
    BBQ grills
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $24 - $1600 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kīpahulu Campground — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kīpahulu Campground — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kīpahulu Campground — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kīpahulu Campground — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kīpahulu Campground — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kīpahulu Campground — Haleakalā National Park

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    Kīpahulu Campground — Haleakalā National Park

    6 Reviews
    34 Photos
    89 Saves
    Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

    This area offers one drive-up campground. Campers are advised that Kīpahulu is wet, remote, and far from most amenities. Come prepared - bring water, food, and a tent. There is no water available, but shared grills, picnic tables and pit-toilets are provided. Permits are not required, but campers must pay the $20 park entry fee. Camping is limited to 3 nights in any 30-day period.

    The Kīpahulu campground is about 1/8 mile (.2km) south of the Kīpahulu Visitor Center. It overlooks ocean cliffs and is a short walk from ʻOheʻo Gulch. In the evenings, the sound of the ocean waves makes this a peaceful place. The campground has picnic tables, BBQ grills, and pit toilets. No water is available at Kīpahulu Campground; However, drinking water is available at the Kīpahulu Visitor Center restrooms. There are two general stores in the nearby town of Hāna (10 miles[16km] away) where you can purchase water and basic food supplies. Be prepared for rain, harsh sun, and mosquitoes.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area Camping

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    Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area Camping

    3 Reviews
    19 Photos
    38 Saves
    Kihei, Hawaii

    Camping and lodging (one cabin) within the fog belt of the Kula Forest Reserve at 6200 foot elevation. Extensive trail system in the forest reserve, including through a forest reminiscent of the conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest coast.

    Sweeping views of Central and West Maui, Kahoʻolawe, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi in clear weather.

    Pig and seasonal bird hunting. Hikers should wear bright colored clothing – hunters may be in the area. Nights are generally cold; winter nights frequently have below freezing temperatures. No campground showers. (10.0 acres). PLEASE NOTE: The Polipoli Cabin cannot be reserved through our online system. Visitors must walk-in or call the Maui District office for reservations.

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    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets

    $20 - $100 / night

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    Uka Hawaiian Native Camp

    2 Reviews
    1 Photo
    3 Saves
    Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

    UKA – The Native Hawaiian Upland Experience

    ** UKA will be providing Hawaiian legends from owner Kukuna And A LEI WORKSHOP this weekend from 9 to 10 am Friday and Saturday

    This is in celebration of our grand opening of UKA.**

    THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE Fri and Sat night stay..

    ALOHA! On slopes of the east Maui region amidst the uplands of a native Hawaiian rainforest is the UKA experience. Nestled and hosted on an eco-friendly, sustainable farm owned by a Native Hawaiian, UKA is the only campsite that is located on lands that have been in a Hawaiian family for hundreds of years.

    A quick 15 min drive from the heart of Hana, takes you to the foot of UKA. With a rugged 4-wheel drive entrance, UKA is revealed as you ascend along steep ravines and the glorious mountain and ocean views.

    UKA has 3 smaller tented or vehicle tent area in the PIKO (main yard), and 1 separate small tented site tucked amongst the bamboos. The Bamboo Forest site, which has a partial ocean view, and requires you to park away from the car (about 50ft), though the other sites in the main yard vehicles can be parked next to your tent. The camping spots are NOT on fully flat ground.

    ONLY TWO PEOPLE PER SITE ARE ALLOWED and you will need to provide your own tent/s or a tent can be rented at arrival or order from site. IF YOU HAVE 4 PEOPLE YOU HAVE TO BOOK TWO CAMPSITES. Please understand that we have limited resources. IF YOU SHOW UP WITH MORE PEOPLE YOU WILL BE CHARGED $75.00 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON, IF THE SPACE IS AVAILABLE.

    Keiki (children) under 10 is free but we would like to be informed that there will be extra people in your party. Let us know and get permission before you arrive with the extra party.

    Currently we request quiet hours from 10pm – 6am in respect to our other campers.

    Being in the realm of the rainforests, typically it rains during the morning and evening. There are times the consistent, heavy rains may set in and campsite will not be accessible. It’s these tropical downpours that keep our ‘aina (land) so green and lush with waterfalls around every turn.

    UKA DOES HAVE MOSQUITOS, so come prepared with long garments or repellent. Here in the uplands are the area of wild pigs and cows. You can HEAR them, and might even see one.

    You will be entering into a Hawaiian village of my family members, so please be respectful while in the area and as you ascend up the hill.

    Being that we live on an island we would like you to know that all disposable refuse that you make or may have, we are asking that you take it with you when you leave to reduce the carbon footprint upon my ancestral land.

    The Hana Highway is the most stunning natural phenomena on Maui and a candid moment everywhere you turn. We humbly request that you LET THE LOCALS PASS and PULL ON THE SIDE TO TAKE PICTURES. It will ensure a much blissful encounter.

    If you have any requests or concerns just let us know.

    Spots to Visit from UKA –

    Haleakala National Park at Kipahulu – 4 miles Southeast on route 360

    Wailua Falls – 1 ½ miles Southeast on route 360

    Hana Town – 6.5 miles Northwest on route 360

    Waianapanapa State Park – Home of the Famous Black Sand Beach – 8 miles Northwest on route 360

    The Hana Area are filled with cultural stories, traditions and places. It’s legendary highway vistas are beyond magical, but I hope that the essence of UKA will always remain a blessing in your heart.

    As We Native Hawaiians say……

    A Hui Hou (AH-HOOI-HOOOOUU)

    Until we meet again….

    Me Kealoha,

    KUKUNA

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    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Paliku Backcountry Campsite — Haleakalā National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Papalaua Wayside Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Papalaua Wayside Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Papalaua Wayside Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Papalaua Wayside Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Papalaua Wayside Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Papalaua Wayside Park

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    Papalaua Wayside Park

    4 Reviews
    3 Photos
    28 Saves
    Lahaina, Hawaii

    A camping permit is required to camp in DPR parks. Permits are given on a first come, first served basis and are limited to the following parks: Papalaua Wayside Beach Park (West Maui):  Closed weekly for maintenance on:Tuesday and Wednesday

    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Trash

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kanaha Beach Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanaha Beach Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanaha Beach Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Maui Hawaii County Park Kanaha Beach Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Maui Hawaii County Park Kanaha Beach Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Maui Hawaii County Park Kanaha Beach Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Maui Hawaii County Park Kanaha Beach Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Maui Hawaii County Park Kanaha Beach Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Maui Hawaii County Park Kanaha Beach Campground
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