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CAMPING / CABINS
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State Parks | State Forest Reserves | County Parks | Private Campgrounds

Requirements regarding camping in Hawaii vary by jurisdiction, island, campsite, and facilities. The following information applies to the Island of Molokai. (There are no national parks with campgrounds on Molokai.) Note: Camping information is subject to change without notice. Please contact the applicable local office for current information.


STATE PARKS
(as at April 1, 2006)

HAWAII STATE PARKS
Dept. Of Land & Natural Resources
54 South High Street, Rm. 101
Wailuku, HI 96793
(Central Maui)
Tel. (808) 984-8109
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (Closed Weekends and State Holidays)
The following information applies to camping and cabins at Maui's State Parks. For additional information and free site maps please contact the above office or visit the State Parks Website.
  • Campsites are open 7 days per week, all year.
  • Tent camping is permitted (self-contained mobile campers are not allowed). Cabins are available.
  • Permits are required for camping and cabins. Applicants must be age 18 or older.
  • Permit applications may be made in writing, by phone, or in person, and must be received at least 7 days before the camping/cabin event and no earlier than 1 year in advance. The Application for a State Parks Permit is available in PDF format on the Hawaii State Parks website.
  • Max. stay per permit at any one park is 5 consecutive nights.
  • Tent camping is $5.00 per campsite per night. Cabins are not free (see below).
  • Reservations are required for camping and cabins. If making reservations by phone, please have ready the names and I.D. for each person (Drivers License, Social Security, Passport, etc.).
  • Once the permit and reservation dates requested are tentatively approved, the full payment for camping fees and/or a 50% deposit for cabin fees is required within 2 weeks to confirm a reservation. Note: If the date of reservation is within 30 days, these payments are due immediately. The 50% balance for lodging fees is due upon arrival. (Contact the above office for payment and refund policy.)
  • Cabin Facilities: Single/duplex housekeeping cabins with 1-2 bedrooms, kitchen-living room, bathroom facilities.
  • The Division of State Parks is currently implementing a plan, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to make Hawaii's state parks accessible to persons with disabilities. As improvements are being made on an incremental basis, please contact the above office for information on the current accessibility of Maui's state park sites including wheelchair access and availability of an ADA cabin or campsite.
STATE PARK WITH CAMPSITE

PALAAU STATE PARK

End of Kalae Highway (Highway 47)
(Central Molokai District)
233.7 acres with a scenic overview of the historic Kalaupapa to which persons with Hansen's Disease (leprosy) were once banished. Short trail leads to a phallic stone thought to enhance fertility. Tent camping only in an ironwood grove. No drinking water is available.

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STATE FOREST RESERVES
(as at January 1, 2006)


HAWAII FORESTRY & WILDLIFE DIVISION
Maui District Office
Department of Land & Natural Resources
54 South High Street, Room 101
Wailuku, HI 96793
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. (Closed weekends/holidays)
Tel. (808) 984-8100
The following information applies to camping in Molokai's Forest Reserves. For additional information and free site maps, please contact the above district office on the Island of Maui.
  • The campsite is open 7 days per week, all year.
  • Tent camping is allowed. Cabins are not available.
  • A permit is required - applicants must be age 18 or older.
  • To obtain a permit, please call the above district office on Maui (984-8100). If requesting a permit by mail, please allow at least 2 weeks to process the permit.
  • The maximum length of stay per permit is 2 consecutive nights.
  • No fees are required - permit and tent camping are free.
  • No reservations are required - the campsite is available on a first come/first served space available basis.
STATE FOREST RESERVE WITH CAMPSITE

WAIKOLU LOOKOUT AND PICNIC AREA

Access to the campsite is along the unsurfaced Molokai Forest Reserve Road one mile past Lua Moku Iliahi off Kamehameha V Highway (Hwy 450). A 4-wheel drive is required.
Located at the 3,600-foot elevation, the Lookout includes a magnificent panorama of Waikolu Canyon - from the verdant cliffs of the upper gorge with waterfalls and plunge pools, to the ocean, sea cliffs and offshore islands lower down. There is a picnic area, restrooms, but no water. Picnickers and campers must bring their own drinking water. No open fires are allowed. (Note: the view from the Lookout is sometimes obscured in the afternoon when tradewind clouds envelop the upper Waikolu Canyon.)

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COUNTY PARKS
(as at April 1, 2006)
MOLOKAI DISTRICT
Dept. of Parks & Recreation
P. O. Box 1055
(90 Ainoa Street)
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Tel. (808) 553-3204
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. (Closed weekends/holidays)
The following information applies to camping in Molokai's County Parks. For additional information please contact the above office.
  • Tent camping is permitted (self-contained mobile campers are allowed). Cabins are not available.
  • Permits are required - applicants must be age18 or older.
  • To receive a permit by mail, please contact the above office. (Please allow at least two weeks to process a permit by mail.)
  • Fees for camping are adult (18 years and over) $3.00 per night; minor (under 18 years of age) $0.50 per night.
  • Campsites are shared on a first come/first served space available basis.
COUNTY PARKS WITH CAMPSITES

ONE ALII PARK

Located on Kamehameha V Highway (Hwy 450)
A pretty beach park on Molokai's leeward shore. Restrooms, showers, picnic tables, drinking water.

PAPOHAKU BEACH PARK

Located on the west end of Molokai
The longest white sand beach in the Hawaiian Islands. A priceless expanse of sand and pounding surf extending three miles - for those seeking the ultimate in isolation. Restrooms, showers, picnic tables, drinking water. Swimming under favorable conditions (unsafe during winters months).

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