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Kīpahulu Campground Overview

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Until the Park is at full capacity each campsite allows a maximum of one vehicles with a maximum of 5 people and one tent. . The use of hammocks is considered a camping style and will be permitted, but limited to trees more than 10 inches in diameter with adequate padding and within the footprint of the campsite. No more than two attachments to any single tree. Temporary slacklines will also be permitted under the same conditions as hammocks provided they do not create any other safety hazard. Each campsite has one picnic table and a fire pit with attached grill. Two comfort stations provide two vault toilets each (4 total). No water or showers available. No electrical outlets. Pets are allowed on a leash no longer than six feet and hiking in the park with pets is allowed only on the roads and within the designated campground boundaries. Quiet hours are 10 pm to 8 am. Camping is limited to 3 nights in any 30-day period.


 Hiking is the major attraction for the Kipahulu District of the Park. The campground overlooks ocean cliffs and is a short walk to ‘Ohe’o Gulch and Kuloa Point along the Coastline Trail. The Kuloa Point Loop Trail loops around and leads to the Pipi Wai trail which goes across the road and will go through a dense bamboo forest with views of Makahiku Falls and Waimoku Falls. The hike is a nature trail with a boardwalk going through the bamboo forest. The hike is 2 miles one-way and takes approximately 2 and1/2 hours to complete, taking your time to enjoy the scenery. Make sure to pack plenty of water and be prepared for rain at any time. Please keep in mind, these waterfalls are for viewing only. Adhere to all signs and be safe on your hike. Venturing off trails can lead to unwanted accidents. Junior Ranger programs are available for young children. Join our Rangers at the Visitor Center for information.


 Two comfort stations provide two vault toilets each (4 total). No water or showers available. No electrical outlets. The Visitor Center is open daily and has historical displays as well as a small gift store. A comfort station is located outside of the Visitor Center with a water station and flush toilets. There are no water spigots for foot washing.

Natural Features

The campground is located in an open field area overlooking the ocean. The area is rocky coastline and is a short walk to ‘Ohe’o Gulch and Kuloa Point along the Coastline Trail.   There are no beaches located at this campground.

Nearby Attractions
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Directions to Campground

From Kahului, the Kipahulu Campground is located 64 miles along the historic Road to Hana Scenic Drive highway 360. Plan your day early if wish to arrive before evening to set up your campsite. Also, be prepared for rain at any point on your journey. There are few places to eat along the way, so packing a lunch or snacks and water is recommended.

This page includes information about Kīpahulu Campground in Haleakalā National Park | This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park also cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Come visit this special place – renew your spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest with an unforgettable hike through the backcountry. | Hawaii | https://www.nps.gov/hale/index.htm