Learn about camping and boondocking in Hawaii

Can You Camp for Free in Hawaii?

So, you want to camp for free in Hawaii? Who doesn't! Officially, free camping in Hawaii is not allowed anywhere on public lands, either state or federally owned. State managed lands like State Parks, Forest Reserves, Recreation Areas...

A Guide to Boondocking in Hawaii

Boondocking in Hawaii! Boondocking in Hawaii is nearly non-existent due to the State’s restrictive laws on camping and the fact there is very little federal land. The state’s three national parks restrict visitors to developed campgrounds, and there are no national forests or BLM lands. Hawaii does have it own system of “forest reserves” which does allow primitive camping, but there are very few roads into these areas. Most free camping is restricted to two beaches on Oahu. Hawaii Boondocking Map [AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] [CO] [CT] [DE] [FL] [GA] [HI] [IA] [ID] [IL] [IN] [KS] [KY] [LA] [MA] ... Read more

Hawaii Rest Area Rules

Does Hawaii have rest areas? How long can you stay at a rest area in Hawaii? Can you sleep overnight at a Hawaii rest area? Is camping allowed at Hawaii rest areas? What are the full Hawaii rest area rules?