Nāmakanipaio Campground is the front country campground within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The campground is a couple of miles down the road from the visitor center.
This campground is located off of the Hawaii Belt Road. One thing to know is some of the campsites border up to the Belt Road. If you are camping with kids you may want to pick one of the sites on the other side of the loop for safety.
The campsites are spread around a loop along a grassy field. There is little to no privacy within the campground. There is no bushes or vegetation separating most of the campsites.
Nāmakanipaio Campground - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Nāmakanipaio is operated by Hawai'i Volcanoes Lodge Company.
There are no showers within the campground but there are flush toilets and running water in the sinks. We found the bathroom to be really clean and nice.
You will want to be prepared for constantly changing weather and temperatures from the 30s to the 80s depending on the day. Make sure your tent has a great rain flap because this campground is damp!
One really cool option if you want to camp in Hawaii Volcanoes but don't want to pack all of your gear is to rent a tent and camping equipment from Volcano House.
They will set up and take down the following equipment for you!
- 1 Tent
- 8-inch air mattress with hotel linens
- 2 camping chairs
Season: Year Round
Number of Sites: 16
Location in the park:
Campsite Cost: Drive in sites - $15.00 per night
All guests must pay the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance fee
Payments accepted: Cash or check at the fee box, credit card payment accepted at Volcano House
Reservations: Self-registration on a first-come, first served basis
Latitude/Longitude: 19.42529, -155.29527
Elevation: 4,000 feet
Accessible Sites: 0
Pets Allowed: Pets are not allowed in the campground or anywhere on Hilina Pali Road
Maximum Stay Limits: 7 days
Are campground Reservations Available? No
Nāmakanipaio Campground Amenities
Flush Toilets: Yes
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is firewood available for purchase?
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? No
Potable Water? Yes
How to get to Nāmakanipaio Campground
The campground is located off of the Hawaii Belt Road a few miles from the visitor center. There is a sign on the road reminding you were to turn.
Nāmakanipaio Campground Regulations
The maximum number of people in a campsite:
The number of cars per campsite: 2 vehicles per site
Check in Time: 3 pm
Checkout time: 12 pm
Quiet Hours: 10 pm - 6 am
Maximum Stay: 7-day maximum stay limit.
Namakanipaio Camper Cabins
There are 10 rustic one-room cabins in the campground. These cabins are 200 square feet and sleep 4 people.
There is one full-size bed and two twin beds in the cabin. Bed linens and towels are provided with your stay.
There is one light in the cabin and one electrical plugin.
The cabins have access to a newly refurbished bathroom with showers and flush toilets.
Photos of Nāmakanipaio Campground
If you are looking for a primitive campground check out the Kulanaokuaiki Campground.
Check out the only lodge in the park - Volcano House.
If you want more help planning your trip check out all of our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park articles.
Check out the best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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