Maui has several campsites including Hosmer Grove Campground, Kipahulu Campground, Holua Campsite, and Paliku Campsite. Hosmer Grove Campground is situated about 7000 feet below the summit. The elevation of the mountain will cause you to experience low temperature. During the daytime, the temperature will be hotter. Occasionally, there will be rain in the daytime so the temperature will be lowered. The campsite is on a grassy area, which is located near to the Hosmer Grove forest. There are a number of picnic tables, and barbeque grills. The campground can accommodate up to 50 people.
Kipahulu campground is a popular campground among the Hawaiian people. If you want to relieve your stress, you can sit down on the field and let the warm air blow over you. While at the campsite, you will hear waves crashing against the shore. The area receives a lot of rains every year. Because the place often receives rains, the mosquitoes will often sting visitors. The campground is a short distance from the Oheo Gulch. Although you cannot easily get water, you can find some basic facilities. Picnic table is available at certain campsites. Every campsite has a barbeque grill. There are a few communal chemical toilets at the campsite. The campground can supports up to 100 people. To get a camping permit, you must go to the Kipahulu Visitor.
If you want to be in a less crowded campsite, you can visit the Wilderness Campgrounds in Paliku. The campground at Paliku can supports up to 12 people. The permit for camping at the Wilderness Campground is free of charge. Campers are required to obtain the permit at the visitor center. While at the visitor center, you can participate in the orientation. The best time to come and get the permit is in between 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. You can only camp for 3 nights for thirty consecutive days. Some of the things you will find at the campsite include pit toilets, water and etc.
Holua campsite is located about 7000 feet above the hill. The Halemauu Trail is situated 3.7 miles away. It is approximately 7.4 miles from the Sliding Sand Trail. Holua campsite is located in the wilderness.
Paliku campsite is situated at the bottom of the rainforest cliff. It is about 9.3 miles from the Sliding Sands Trail. If you are an advanced hiker, you can hike on the trail to reach the campsite. From time to time, the campsite will receive rain. The scenery of Paliku is more beautiful than other sites at Maui.
Besides, tourists can camp at the state parks such as Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area and Wai’napanapa State Park. There are plenty of camping sites at the Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area. If you want to camp at the state park, you should prepare enough clothing. During the winter, the temperature can be cold. Some people go to the state park to hunt for wild animals such as pigs during the summer.