Camping in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Recent Reviews Near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

45 Reviews of 20 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Campgrounds

Jordan B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2021

Top-3 camping site

Halape is one of the most amazing places I've ever camped. Spent 3 nights there in January 2013 after about 15 miles hiking in from the west. Didn't see a soul the whole time, and we were in the national park for 5 days. The highlight of the trip was harvesting mussels off the rocks, climbing up…

Month of VisitFebruary
Reviewed May. 17, 2019

Best beach ruined

Beautiful and clean. 

Unfortunately, Locally run and corrupt.

I live here. I had a dispute with one of the "security/managers" of the park. I wanted to be treated with respect and he disagreed. Out of spite, he made up a story about me breaking rules.

I wrote a letter to the board and discovered…

Month of VisitApril
Christine N.
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2019

Great day trip

lots Of trails for a variety of levels

Month of VisitJuly
Sasha W.
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2018

Beautiful, plus great scuba diving

My husband and I really liked Manuka State Wayside. One thing we really loved about this place was that there was an awesome place to scuba dive close by. It was a company that took us out pretty far, and we were able to scuba dive with some turtles, and even saw some shark. I can't remember the…

Month of VisitJuly
Karrieanne W.
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2018

Currently Closed

Due to the draining of the Lava Lake and constant earthquakes in Volcanoes National Park, this area is closed. At this time it is uncertain that it will open again.

Karrieanne W.
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2018

Closed due to volcanic activity

I love camping at this spot. Namakanipaio has wonderful views the Milky Way, and used to have a great view of the glowing lava lake. It was a short hike to Jagger Museum, that now is being consumed by the caldera. With daily earthquakes in the area, it is no longer safe. you can not even stop in…

Thomas M.
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2018

stardust renewal

id love to talk about it, but now im still wondering why im not there, its quite obviously, this image of the stars and something like a spirit of the time telling me to stay, its the sensacion of being always taking care of somethins greater than me and although being this beeing taking about by…

Sasha W.
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2018

Great snorkeling

My family and I loved this part of Hawai’i and coming to this beach. We had some of the best snorkeling we have ever had, here. We saw turtles, tons of fish, and 1 shark!! The water was super clear and pretty warm. There was also a really cool cliff to jump off of. This beach Park is close to the…

Month of VisitJanuary
Sasha W.
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2018

So beautiful

This beach park offers so many activities, views, and great places to eat. This is one of my families favorite places to visit when coming to Hawaii. It is a drive from the big island, but definitely worth it. We stayed here 1 night before heading back to the big island. So glad we decided to make…

  • Suba Diving
  • Such a cool fish
  • love the underwater life
Month of VisitJanuary
Sasha W.
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2018

One of my faves

If I could pronounce this park, that would be great :) The name is pretty cool, and sounds awesome when a local says it. This park was really cool, had a lot of great amenities. The location of the beach park was good too. Right next to the town, easy to get on the road to get something to eat or…

  • Palm trees!
  • The beach is right down the way from this hotel
  • Splash!
Month of VisitJanuary
Sasha W.
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2018

Beautiful, just like Hawaii

My family and I visit Hawaii every other Christmas. I know, spending Christmas without snow may seem weird to some people, because we always have a white Christmas where I am from (Washington State). But honestly, we love going this time of year because it isnt as busy. We love either camping,…

  • Hike nearby w/ waterfall
  • Love the waterfall
  • So many bugs on this hike
Month of VisitJanuary
Karrieanne W.
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2018

Closed due to volcanic activity

Due to the new volcanic activity, you can no longer reach this beach. I love this park, and enjoyed getting to surf it only twice in my life. my heart broke when the lava closed off all access points. Fissure 8 is producing a large volume of lava, and it is unclear how long this event might last.…

Bryce H.
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2018

Wake up on a historic and pristine salt and pepper beach

My favorite place to camp in Hawaii. A small and isolated beach well hidden from the average person it seems. Ho'okena is a fun place to get a feel of local vibes for sure. Great and very accommodating staff. Real bathrooms as well as fairly clean port-o-poties they provide closer to the actual…

  • No dogs allowed but this one who lives up the road found me enjoying my coffee on the beach
Month of VisitJuly
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2018

Colder than you think

Awesome access to lots of trails and of course the volcano. Wouldn’t go right now with the eruptions but worth the visit in the future.

Bring extra warm stuff; can get windy and quite chilly at night.

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