For those who want more mountain than a day-trip offers, there are a variety of overnight accommodations for visitors to Waimea Canyon and Koke’e State Parks. All are varying degrees of “rustic,” from the 12 rental cabins managed by the Lodge at Koke’e to various church and group camps.
All require prior reservations. Most of the camps accept reservations from anyone interested, though a few have restrictions. The CCC Camp, for instance, is reserved from park volunteers, researchers, and Hui o Laka program participants.
There are two approved camp sites in the Kōkeʻe region. The most accessible is at the head of Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Kōkeʻe State Park, and includes grills as well as a comfort station with (cold) showers. The other campsites, Sugi Grove and Kawaikoi, require a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get to and are on opposite sides of Kawaikoi Stream. Permits are required for both camp sites, and may be obtained through DLNR/State Parks Division.
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See this chart for a list of Kōkeʻe accommodations and contact numbers, or call +1 (808) 335-9975 for more information.