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Camping in Waipahoehoe


Waipahoehoe, Hawaii

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20 Reviews of 4 Waipahoehoe, Hawaii Campgrounds

taylor C.
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2021

Upland forest beauty

Awesome hiking/running trails, many native plant species difficult to find elsewhere. Pavilions and cabins for rent. check the county website for availability.

Christine N.
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2019

Great day trip

lots Of trails for a variety of levels

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…

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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Kristen P.
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2018

10 miles from anything you are used to (except a bathroom 😂)

This camping site is great! It’s 10 miles inside the volcanos national park. At the end of the drive there is parking for about 4 vehicles and a very clean and nice structure housing a pit toilet with paper. No running water, no fires allowed. Camping stoves ok. There are I believe 10-12 sites some…

Month of VisitNovember
Christie L.
Reviewed May. 27, 2018


It can get packed in the summer we were told so we went in the off season. Its located in Hilo, so the population generally is only 30% of all the islands. We were happily surprised after reading mixed reviews online. It was quiet, quaint, and cozy. A lot of families and a few newlyweds. Everything…

Month of VisitFebruary
Tarah W.
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2017

A Volcano at Midnight

Pretty epic experience sleeping so close to Pele. The best entrance to see the volcano at night is a bit of a drive/back ride but well worth it! Talk to locals in Pahoa and Keaau for tips on how to see the best views of the volcano. Cheap site about like $15 i believe.

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Sharon N.
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2017

Walking distance to Volcano crater!

A friend came to visit from off island and I had to take her to see Volcano National Park. We tent camped one night at this campground. It has toilets and a large pavilion, that we utilized to cook and eat under due to early morning rain. The night we stayed was verily quiet with not many other…

  • Packing up.
  • Our site.
  • The glow on the crater!
Month of VisitJuly
Dave G.
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2017

Arrived and Left in Awe

We were able to snag a walk up site right at check out time, which is when you should arrive if you want to camp here. The campground was full by dinner time. The huge upside of this campground is the proximity to the Jagger Museum and the inner caldera of the volcano. You can hike from the…

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Month of VisitMay
Elliott B.
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

Kind of a green desert...

Nice, open sites with decent amenities. You don't really have a lot of privacy at all... but you should be off exploring the park! I say desert, because it can get so hot during the day and turn around and get really cold at night.

Janekim A.
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

Popular with the Hawaiian Families

You have to be nice and respectful if you want to hang out here. Don't piss off the locals. I'd come during the weekday and when school is in session because it can get crazy crowded on the weekends and summer. There's a protected area to swim in with a sandy white bottom and areas outside that…

Jessica F.
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

No showers, unless you make friends with someone in a cabin

I stayed here in spring of 2007, and was struck by how similar it was to Northern California, with the tall eucalyptus trees, and cute little cabins.

The camping bathroom didn't have showers, but the communal bathroom for the cabins did, and a sympathetic cabin renter let me into that bathroom.…

  • My tent under the eucalyptus.

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