The Best Places To Camp In Maui Hawaii.
Are you an adventurous person and are always yearning for your next adventure? Then Maui island may be the right destination for you. It is an island of many extremes, in that you can camp on a black-sand beach or inside a volcano. Amazing right? You can also camp in a redwood forest and enjoy all that mother nature offers. It is an ideal location and one that everyone should have on their camping bucket list. As far as the weather goes, it can be hot and dry, or cold and wet in a single day; therefore it is essential to know what the climate is like on the spot that you will be camping in. Many will say Maui camping no ka oi (Maui camping is the best). Below are some of the stunning camping sites that Maui Island boasts of, that you will love.
Waianapanapa State Park.
This park is the most popular and most sought after area by tourists in Maui. It is a popular spot for Maui camper rentals due to the campground accommodations It is located off the Hana Highway and on the eastern edge of the island. Visitors to this park can experience and explore the breathtaking scenic coastline, the natural blowholes, the native Hala forest, and the dramatic sea tracks. It has the most famous beach in Maui, Pailoa that is known for its black sand. This is location is very popular to snap a picture. It is an adventure that you will love. Also, you will be able to explore the freshwater caves that the park is known for, and even swim in some of them. It is a pretty fresh and totally serene experience. Also, you can hike the old trails that have been there for centuries, and are lined with burial sites and shrines along the way. It is an ideal camping spot that is great for hiking, picnics and shore fishing. However, getting a permit can be quite tricky due to the massive number of people that visit annually. Therefore, get yours early enough.
Kipahulu has seven sacred pools, which make it popular for tourists and locals in the area. This string of freshwater pools is usually a 10-minute walk away from the campground. It can only accommodate about 100 people; therefore, it tends to fill up fast. It also offers quick access to the ocean and waterfalls in the area. It is a perfect destination for people interested in hiking, seeing the fantastic coastal scenery and swimming in freshwater. Swimming in freshwater is truly an epic experience. It is also ideal if you want to throw a barbeque with friends due to its grassy lawn. However, since it is very close to the ocean, there will be many mosquitoes in the area; therefore, it is advised to carry a repellent. It is also recommended to arrive early so that you can get the best spots before people start streaming in. The bamboo forest is also a main attraction featuring a mild 4-mile hike to Makahiku Falls and Waimoku Falls.
Polipoli Spring State Recreational Area.
While people in Waianapananapa state park are sinking their feet into the black sands of the Pailoa beach, people in Polipoli are in the fog banks, transversing four hiking trails with foliage. This camp sits at 6200 feet and is quite mountainous. You will need to rent a 4WD vehicle for you to get there due to the bumpy roads, switchbacks, and streams that are along the way. However, the reward for this hard drive is the breath-taking view of grazing cattle on the island as the sun is setting. It is known for its redwood trees and is a perfect destination for mountain biking, trail running, and hiking. In winter, the temperatures can go below freezing; therefore, it is advised to carry some warm clothing. There is one cabin available and several campsites to stay in. Don’t forget about the Lavender farm at about 4200. The farm spans about 13 acres and grows over 45 varieties of the lavender plant.
It is a private campsite on Maui Island. It is located 6 miles southeast from Lahaina Town. It is one of the cleanest and highest rated camp spots on the island. The facilities here are way better than those in the state and national parks. It is also perfect for kids since it is kid-friendly. If surfing, kayaking, and snorkeling are on your to-do lists, then this is the ideal spot for you. You can also camp on the ocean and hike to Olowalu Petroglyphs during the day.
As seen above, Maui is a place with hidden treasures. It has six different climate zones which make it perfect for you to experience different things in different areas. With the above options, you will be able to choose a destination that suits you, but the best thing is that whichever you choose, you will have the best time of your life. So, what are you waiting for? Start packing and prepare for an adventure of a lifetime!