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CAMPGROUND CURRENTLY CLOSED

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Local Travel Restrictions and/or Quarantine Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAMPGROUND CURRENTLY CLOSED

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So what does "Campground Currently Closed" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Kīpahulu Campground is currently closed. This is most likely due to a high outbreak in or around the park or it is due to local or state restrictions currently in place due to Covid-19. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas. The state of Hawai'i currently has travel restrictions in place. More information about the travel restrictions can be found here.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Kīpahulu Campground is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Kīpahulu Campground is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Local Travel Restrictions and/or Quarantine Required

Kīpahulu Campground currently has travel restrictions, usually set by state and local communities, that usually do not allow or require people traveling to the area to quarantine for 14-days before doing anything in the state or area. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings of certain sizes. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Kīpahulu Campground currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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Kīpahulu Campground Overview

Main Campground:

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.

Walkin-in:

Each campsite allows a maximum of one vehicle with 4 people and one tent. Hammocks are allowed but are limited to the footprint of the campsite. Each campsite has one picnic table, not fire pits or charcoal grills allowed. Propane stoves only. Parking in designated area only. You must carry all supplies from the parking to your campsite. Camping is limited to 3 nights in any 30-day period.

Recreation

 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.

Facilities

 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

There are two general stores, Hana Store and the famous Hasegawa General Store in the nearby town of Hana, 10 miles away where you can purchase water basic food supplies. Hamoa Beach, Hana Bay Beach Park and Wainapanapa State Park are located near Hana Town for beach goers. Hana does have an interesting Cultural Center located above Hana Bay Beach Park. Located in Hana are the many food trucks for you to choose from for dining, or there is the Hana Ranch Restaurant and the Travassa Hotel if you don't feel like cooking. Be prepared for rain, harsh sun, and mosquitos.  

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