DLNR Wiki Permits

Waikolu Division of Forestry and Wildlife


Permit must be purchased at least 7 days prior to check-in date.  One sheltered pavilion with picnic tables, separate toilet facility, outdoor picnic tables, and views of Waikolu Valley and the Pacific Ocean.  Area is often shrouded in clouds.  Toilet and picnic table are ADA accessible.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife provides camping facilities for public recreation.  Campers must make reservations online and obtain camping permits before their trip.  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 campground may be closed without much advanced notice due to shifting nature of COVID-19.  It is recommended that you check the camping website just prior to your camping trip for the latest updates and review DOH general information on how to protect yourself/others.
  • Campsites are not an allowable travel quarantine facility.  Non-residents must provide proof of quarantine by sending a copy of your boarding ticket or travel itinerary to Mauidofawcamp@hawaii.gov prior to reservation date. If not received your reservation will be canceled without refund and DOCARE enforcements will be notified of violation.
  •     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.  
  •     Group sizes not to exceed 10 people.
  •    All guests must be household members sharing the same address.
  •     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.

·         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.


See the brochure, Hiking Safely in Hawaii

Occasional helicopter operations of 1-2 hours may occur out of the Waikolu Area.  During such times there may be the associated noise, potential rotor wash and heavy vehicle traffic;  a safety officer will be present on such missions.



Molokai Forest Reserve.  About 3.5 miles northwest of Kaunakakai on Highway 460, turn east onto Maunahui Road.  Continue 9.8 miles up this unpaved main road. 4WD vehicle recommended.

Special Conditions

Occasional helicopter operations of 1-2 hours may occur out of the Waikolu Area. During such times there may be the associated noise, potential rotor wash and heavy vehicle traffic; a safety officer will be present on such missions.


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