This small campground is located just below the 7,000 foot level in the Summit area. Space is available without a permit on a first come, first served basis. The campground has picnic tables, BBQ grills, drinking water and pit toilets. Sites are close together in a partially forested area with a central parking lot. Self-guided nature trail begins and ends at the campground.
A primitive campground near the ocean that is available without a permit on a first come, first served basis. No drinking water is available: you must bring your own water supply. The campground has picnic tables, BBQ grills, and pit toilets.
Three wilderness cabins are maintained by the National Park Service for visitor use by advanced reservation lottery. To reach the cabins, you must hike a minimum of 4 miles to Holua, 6 miles to Kapalaoa, and 10 miles to Paliku. Each cabin is allocated to one party as a unit, with a capacity of upto 12 people per night. Fees for the cabins are based on the number of people in the party: 1-6 people = $40.00, 7-12 people = $80.00. At least one member of the party must be 18 years of age or older. To enter the reservation lottery, write to Haleakala National Park, Attention Cabins at least 90 days prior to your trip. Include your first and alternate choices of dates and cabin preferred. The more flexible your request, the better your chance of winning a reservation. Keep in mind that weekends are more requested than weekdays. We occasionally have cabin cancellations available. To fill a cancellation, call the Park at (808) 572-4400 between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm (HST) daily to check on availability. You will need a Visa or Mastercard to secure a reservation by phone.
For both wilderness camping and cabins, stays are limited to 3 nights per month, with no more than 2 consecutive nights at any one cabin or campground.
phone: (808) 572-4400
There are also two Wilderness campgrounds - Holua is a 4 mile (one way) hike down the Halemau`u trail and Paliku is 10 miles (one way) down either the Sliding Sands Trail or the Halemau`u Trail. Both are primitive with only pit toilets and non-potable water. Campers should have provisions and equipment appropriate for possible cold, wet weather. There are no open fires allowed in the Wilderness, so portable campstoves and a fuel supply are recommended. Some form of water treatment is required.
These campgrounds require a free, backcountry permit, available at Park Headquarters between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm daily. Space at both campgrounds is limited, and no advance reservations are taken for wilderness camping.