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.