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Rustic remote camping for outdoor enthusiats

Very rustic car campground - only 8 sites, all of them walk-in, no water, no reservations (never... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bogdan M
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Like on another planet

Do not expect hot showers, comfy bathrooms or wifi. This is very remote experience. Thanks to being... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Mile 4, Hilina Pali Rd., Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very rustic car campground - only 8 sites, all of them walk-in, no water, no reservations (never gets full actually). Environment is old lava fields being slowly taken over by vegetation (almost zero shade for most sites). Tent pads and picnic tables provided, pit toilet...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Bogdan M
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Do not expect hot showers, comfy bathrooms or wifi. This is very remote experience. Thanks to being so far from civilisation, it's a great spot for star gazing, you might even see the hot bits and smoke from the volcano. It is very windy there....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 45katerina
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I stayed in the campground and loved the peace and quiet. The lava fields all around are beautiful and different every time you turn around. It is so dark here, except for the eerie glow of orange steam rising from the volcano, that you can...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Very cool campsite -- great view of the stars, and you could even see the glow of the Kilauea crater in the background! Was very windy though, and, as it was raining we had to keep our rain fly on, which made the tent very...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I camped at this campground over a Summer weekend. From the campground you can see the eerie glow of the molten lava in the crater just to the West. Seeing it through the trees/shrubs is quite amazing. If you are lucky enough to be there...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was a special find! We hadn't planned on camping here but plans change! I recommend this site for people who like to camp. At first glance, this is a drive-in camping site but really you have to park and walk to a site. About...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank googlywoogly
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a free small campground in the middle of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is located a long 4 mile drive down the narrow one-lane Hilina Pali Road. The elevation is in the middle, in the park the coast line is usually hot and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Toni K
18 January 2018|
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Response from eaglecadd | Reviewed this property |
Well, not really any trees there. Take a tent