Camping Locations On Kauai

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Camping Information

The Department of Parks & Recreation provides quality recreational and leisure time experiences for residents and visitors of the County of Kaua‘i.

Camping Permits are issued for the following County campgrounds:

  • ‘Anini Beach Park (closed every Wednesday from 10 am to 12 noon on Thursday for maintenance)
  • Anahola Beach Park (closed every Thursday from 10 am to 12 noon on Friday for maintenance)
  • Salt Pond Park (closed every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon Wednesday for maintenance)
  • Lydgate Park Campground  (closed every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon Thursday for maintenance)


For additional camping options on Kaua‘i, please check out the State and private campgrounds below:

State Campgrounds

  1. Kōkeʻe State Park 
  2. Polihale State Park
  3. Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park

For information on the State Campgrounds, please visit the Division of State Parks' webpage.

Private Campgrounds

  1. Kumu Camp
  2. YMCA Camp Naue
  3. Camp Sloggett


For general information on traveling to Kaua‘i, please visit the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau website.

Camping Fees

All Campgrounds except Lydgate (‘Anini, Anahola, & Salt Pond):

$3.00 per adult, per night

*Adult residents of the State of Hawai‘i who can show proof of residency and children under 18 years of age are exempt from the fee.  A State of Hawai‘i government-issued ID is required for fee exemption.


Lydgate Campground:

  Capacity State of Hawai‘i
10'x10' camp sites Up to 5 campers $5.00 per day $25.00 per day

20'x20' camp sites
(includes ADA sites)

Up to 10 campers $5.00 per day $25.00 per day
Group camping area 20 or more campers,
up to a maximum of 200 campers;
includes exclusive use of campground pavilion
$75.00 per day $150.00 per day

Lydgate Campground has assigned camp sites.

All camping fees must be paid via credit/debit card at the time of reservation.

All fees are non-refundable.

Camping Permit

NOTE: You must read and agree to the above "Campground Guidelines & Rules" BEFORE obtaining a camping permit.

Primary Permittee must be an adult (18 years of age or older).



Online Camping Permit Portal


If you have any questions, you may contact our Permit Section at (808) 241-4463.


Should you require additional assistance or have no access to a computer/internet, in-person assistance is available at the Lihue Civic Center, Moikeha Building at 4444 Rice Street, Suite 150, Lihue, Hawaii  96766, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).

Requirements for in-person assistance:

  • Two individuals per party allowed at a time
  • Present a government-issued ID with photo
  • Names of additional camper(s), if any
    • Copies of government-issued ID for additional adult camper(s)
    • Ages of additional children camper(s)
  • Credit/debit card for camping permit fees