Wiliwili Campground

Campground in Pu‘u Ka Pele Forest Reserve


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.

For more information visit the State of Hawaii Camping website: https://camping.ehawaii.gov/camping/all,details,31718.html

  • Be advised that campgrounds 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.
  • Campsites are not an allowable travel quarantine facility. Non-residents must provide proof of quarantine completion prior to reservation date.

The 2-1/2 mile long Kukui Trail descends 2200 feet down to the bottom of the Waimea Canyon. There you will find the tree covered Wiliwili Campground. Situated next to the Waimea River within the Puu Ka Pele Forest Reserve the site is equipped with a trail shelter and composting toilet. Please be aware that the Waimea River is prone to flash flooding during heavy rains.

Additional Information

Available Amenities

  • Non-potable water
  • Restrooms
  • Camping area
  • Picnic tables
  • Hiking trails
  • Pavilion