Get Your Permits right away as they book up during the busy season.
Kauai has County, State, and private campgrounds.
North- Camp Naue, Ainini County Beach park
East- Lydgate County Beach Park
Northeast- Kumu Camp, Anahola County beach park
West- Salt Pond County Beach Park, Kokee State park
You are able to sleep in camper vans at the Private Campsites. If you choose to stay at one of the State or County parks you will need to use a ground tent. We offer the Gazelle T3 or T4 90 second tent as an add on, a brand new Walmart tent as an add on, or you can purchase your own at Walmart.
Our favorite campgrounds are Kumu Camp, Camp Naue. and Kokee State Park
Kumu Camp Beach Retreat- This is a private campgrounds and is located on the beach on the north east side of the island, making it a central location. Book an oceanfront site to wake up to a sunrise view. This makes a good base camp if you donʻt have strict vacation plans and want to make up your plans as you go. There are hot showers, clean restrooms, an outdoor kitchen area, and nice pavilions. Facilities here are a lot nicer than the county and state campsites.
Camp Naue - Located on the north shore. This private campgrounds is located near Tunnels beach, Haena beach, and the Kalalau trial. They have nice facilities here and this makes a great places to camp if your exploring the north shore.
Kokee State Park- Located on the west side of the island on top of a lush green mountain with stunning views and the best hiking trails on island. At 4,000 ft in elevation, it is a bit cooler up here compared to the rest of the island and can get down into the 40's at night during the winter. The Kalalau Valley lookout as well as the Waimea Canyon lookout are near by. Our favorite hike up here is the Waimea Canyon trail.
The state has 3 campgrounds in the mountains that they say are accessible with 4x4 in "good conditions". (Kawaikoi, Sugi Grove, and Waikoali). We DO NOT allow going to these. The roads up there can become impassable and dangerous if it's wet or if it's going to rain, and it rains up there a lot. There also isn't any facilities at these except a composting toilet.