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Kalopa State Recreation Area State Parks Camping


Lodging, picnicking and easy family nature hike (0.7-mile loop trail) in a native 'ohi'a forest at a 2000-foot elevation. Trail passes through the beginnings of an arboretum of the Island's native plants. Additional trails in the adjoining forest reserve, including a 2-mile horse loop trail.

Kalopa State Recreation Area rents duplex cabins.  Cabin accommodations consist of 8-person units provided with bunk beds, toilet facilities, and hot shower. A centrally located recreational dining hall is equipped for shared cooking and serving all cabin users. Furnishings include a gas range, water heater, refrigerator, freezer, limited dishes, cooking and eating utensils, tables and chairs, as well as restrooms. No linen, bedding and towels.  

Cabin Rates:

Hawaii Residents:  $60 per cabin per night.
Non-residents:  $90 per cabin per night.

Check-in: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Check-Out no later than 10:00 a.m.

Online reservations for the cabins at Kalopa must be made at least seven (7) days in advance of check-in date.  No changes will be accepted to an existing permit less than seven (7) days prior to the check-in date.  PERMIT MUST BE PRINTED, SIGNED AND IN YOUR POSSESSION WHILE CAMPING OR LODGING.

Kalopa also offers tent camping opportunities with roofed shelters provided.

Camping Rates:

Hawaii Residents:  $12 per campsite per night for up to 4 persons.

Non-residents:  $18 per campsite per night for up to 4 persons.

*chlidren 2 and under free

Permits are not transferable.


At 2000 feet elevation at end of Kalaniai Road off of Kalopa Road, 3 miles inland from Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 19); 5 miles southeast of Honoka'a.

Special Conditions

LODGING - Check-in with park caretaker 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check-out no later than 10:00 a.m. Please contact park for late check-ins due to unforeseen circumstances or emergencies. Park day contact number (808) 775-8852.

IMPORTANT ACCESS INFO: PRINTED PERMIT REQUIRED FOR ACCESS TO YOUR CABIN. Locks to your cabin and cooking facility are combination locks. The last four (4) digits of your permit number is your access code.

Permits must be obtained at least seven (7) days prior to first occupancy date. No changes will be accepted to an existing permit less than seven (7) days prior to the check-in date shown on your permit. No linen, blankets, towels provided. Clean cabin and kitchen-dining room before departure.

TENT CAMPING - Permitted campers may occupy camp site from 1:00 p.m. on first day of reservation and leave site by 12:00 p.m. on departure day. Do not drive vehicles into campgrounds; park in marked stalls only. No open fires except in designated grills. Camp site and surrounding area must be cleaned and fires put out before leaving.

Permits are not transferable. There may be no cell phone reception at this park.

I have read and agree to abide with the above special conditions and the Rules and Permit Conditions on the second page of this permit.


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