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Five of the Best Camping Spots in the Aloha State

October 3, 2017 Destination Hawaii No Comments Email Email

Hawaii is a treasured destination that has something for everyone. Renowned for its tropical waters, beautifully rugged cliffs, and colorful beaches, the Aloha State has exactly what you need to relax, explore, and enjoy life. But what if you could get a more personal and close-up experience with the wonderful natures the Hawaiian Islands has to offer?

By: Jakob Owens

Take a camping trip throughout the islands and you will indulge in an experience of a lifetime. You can enjoy the sun beating on your back while you sleep and wake up to the most breathtaking views in the world.

If this sounds like the experience for you, check out these five camping spots that are sure to provide you with everything you need for a relaxing yet adventurous vacation.

Haleakala National Park, Maui

Located high above the clouds, you will definitely feel like you’re in heaven while camping at the Halekala National Park. Literally translating to “House of the Rising Sun”, Haleakala is one of the best places to see the sunrise. It’s an experience like no other, and will stick with you for your entire life.

Na Pali State Park, Kauai

Described as “the beautiful place you’ve never been” by the Huffington Post,  Na Pali State Park is definitely a must-visit for any camper. The eleven-mile trail showcases all the beauty in Hawaii and takes you through magnificent waterfalls, white sand beaches, and beautiful forests. The trail ends with a nice spot to camp out. However, if you can’t make it up the entire trail in one-day, there is also a camping area six miles up that you can stay at if you receive permits ahead of time.

Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area, Maui

A night at the Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will show you just how many environments Hawaii has hidden inside its islands. The area is located about 6,2000 feet above sea level and gives you views of the fog belt of the mountain forests. If you are a hunter, you can set up your hunting tent and hunt for wild boar, birds, and goats. Be sure you bring a reliable hunting tent for cold weathers as the temperature can get quite chilly up at the recreation area.

Bellow Fields Beach Park, Oahu

If you came to Hawaii for the warm weather, white sands, and clear blue water, then you will want to camp out at Bellow Fields Beach Park. During the week the island is used for military training, but on weekends fifty campsites open up for civilians who just want to fall asleep to the waves crashing onto the beach.

Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui

The volcanoes in Hawaii are one of the best features of the island and at Wai’anapanapa State Park, you can camp on a volcanic coastline and see the black sand beach along the ocean. Not only is it a volcanic coastline, but every spring, the tide pools turn red from the arrival of small shrimp that cover the cave floor. Ancient folklore says that it represents the blood of Popoaleae, a princess that was murdered there by her husband.

So, Aloha, and start planning your journey to camp out at the most interesting and breath-taking camping destinations in Hawaii.

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