Kalopa Campgrounds Immerse You in the Ancient Hawaiian Forest

My family and I ventured up to the Kalopa Campground, located above Honokaa, this weekend and was blown away with the Ancient Hawaiian forest! We did learn that you need to contact the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources to get a camping permit at least seven days in advance. Here is a link for a “Wiki Permit” You will thank me for this later.

We got up there and thought we could catch the caretaker and get a permit to stay in the cabins on a Friday afternoon. Nope. We ended up sleeping in our truck!

The forest made the tight sleeping quarters worth it in the end.

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Julie Ziemelis

Julie Ziemelis is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, blogger and vlogger in Kailua Kona. She created and moderates the “365 Things to Do in Kona” page and the Kona Newbies group on Facebook. She blogs at 365Kona.com and MoveToHawaii365.com and vlogs with her husband, Eric, at “365Hawaii” on YouTube. Julie also authored the books, “How to Move to Kona” and the “Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii”. You will most likely find Julie in Kona hiking, running, biking, taking photos and sharing Aloha.

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