RV Campgrounds in Kauai, Hawaii

RV Campgrounds in Kauai, Hawaii
Also called the garden island, Kauai, Hawaii boasts natural sights like lush tropical beaches, waterfalls, canyons and cliffs. Recreational activities abound in the area and include fishing, kayaking, hiking and camping. RV campers can choose to camp in Polihale State Park, Kokee State Park or Hanamaulu Beach County Park. Camping permits are required for all county and state parks. Permits must be acquired in advance--the park websites in the references section detail the application process.

Polihale State Park

Polihale State Park offers camping areas, picnic shelters, restrooms and outdoor showers. RV's are accommodated but no hookups are available at the park. Polihale's 15-mile stretch of sandy beach provides campers with scenic views and sunsets. There are many sand dunes along the beach; some reaching up to 100 feet. Swimming, hiking and shore fishing are just some of the activities at the park. However campers should swim with caution as there are strong offshore currents at the beach. Seasonal kayak rentals are available as well.

Polihale State Park
Off Kaumuali'i Highway
Hwy 50, Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 587-0400
hawaiistateparks.org/parks/kauai/polihale.cfm/destinations.php?53

Kokee State Park

Kokee State Park offers two campsites that includes grills and shower facilities. RVs are accommodated but no hookups are available. The marked Kukui trail and the Iliau nature loop hiking trail are accessible from the park. Paved parking is available near the trails. The Kukui trail follows the Waimea River and the Waimea Canyon, which is also used by horseback riders. The Iliau loop meanders through dry forests and past waterfalls.

Kokee State Park
Princeville, Hawaii 96722
(808) 335-9975‎
kokee.org/kokee-state-park

Hanamaulu Beach County Park

Hanamaulu Beach Park is located on a large bay and is protected from the open ocean, making it a safe swimming spot yea-round. It spans six acres and has picnic areas with tables, barbecue grills, restrooms and showers. RV camping is allowed, but no hookups are available. Activities include surfing, scuba diving, fishing and swimming. The park features the Hanamaulu stream and ironwood trees.

Hanamaulu Beach Park
Lihue, HI 96766
(800) 262-1400
kauai.gov/portals/0/pw_recreation/hanamaulu.htm

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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