DLNR Wiki Permits

Kawaikoi Division of Forestry and Wildlife



To address health and safety issues related to COVID-19, new conditions for camping permits have been developed.  They are as follows:

  •     Be advised that campgrounds are not to be used as a place of quarantine.
  • Campgrounds  may be closed without much advanced notice due to shifting nature of COVID-19.  It is recommended that you check the camping website and your email just prior to your camping trip for the latest updates and review DOH general information on how to protect yourself/others.
  • All guest most follow State of Hawaii and Kauai County COVID-19 proclamations and regulations.  
  •  If you, or a person with whom you have close contact with, are showing COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19, stay home and monitor your health. 
  • All guests must remain within 6 feet of anyone not of the same household.
  • Guests must wear masks when going to and from campsite and bathrooms.  Practice safe social distancing rules and guidelines from other visitors in the area.
  • Campers are to clean and sanitize all picnic tables, benches, etc. upon arrival and before checking out.
  • Guests must provide their own liquid hand soap and hand sanitizer.
  • Be advised that campground facilities are not cleaned and sanitized regularly.
  • Be advised that not all campsites have available water and campers must be prepared to bring their own.
  •          To minimize the overlap of camping reservations, groups may occupy the campsite from 3:00PM on the first day of their reservation and must leave by 1200PM on their departure date.  

·           ·     In the interests of keeping all guests safe, DLNR reserves the right to evict guests who do not abide by COVID rules as set by Emergency Order and cancel their remaining nights without refund..

Campsite Description:

Along the Mohihi-Camp 10 Road, approximately 3/4 mile past the boundary into the Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve is the Kawaikoi Campground. This open grassy field site next to the Kawaikoi Stream has two picnic shelters and a composting toilet. You may access the campsite by foot or, under good conditions, a 4WD vehicle.

See the brochure, Hiking Safely in Hawaii

No open fires are allowed at the campground.


Access from Mohihi-Camp 10 Road, which starts 100 yards past Kokee State Park headquarters along Highway 550. Unpaved road - 4WD access only.



Special Conditions


The Kawaikoi Stream is subject to flash flooding during periods of heavy rains.

Leptospirosis is a real threat and you should assume all untreated water may be contaminated with the Leptospira bacteria. If using stream water, filters may not be sufficient to remove the bacteria so it is advisable to boil or chemically treat the water.

You will be hiking and camping in a designated public hunting area. Wear bright colored clothing and stay on marked trails.

No open fires are allowed at the campground.


No hazards.


No prohibited.


No activities.


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No facilities.

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Refund Policy


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