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Reservation Contact: (808) 984-8109 Maui District of Hawaii State Parks
Reservation Status: Required Cabin reservation or camping permit required.

General Information

Description - Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area is located upland from Kula, the center of Maui's Upcountry and the agricultural heart of Maui. The Recreation Area encompasses ten acres in a conifer forest near the Kula Forest Reserve at an elevation of 6,200.

Attractions - Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area provides camping and lodging facilities which lie within the fog belt of the Kua Forest Reserve. The Recreation Area offers access to a number of trails within the reserve,including through a planned conifer forest. Other facilities at the site include picnic tables and restrooms. There are no showers or drinking water provided within the park.

The single cabin at Polopoli Spring sleeps ten people. The cabin has a kitchen-living room, a bathroom and bedroom. Provided in the cabin is a woodstove, hot water and a shower. No electricity, refrigerator, drinking water, linens or kitchenware are available.

The camping area accommodates up to 20 people. A camping permit must be obtained through the Maui District of Hawai'i State Parks: 54 S. High St. #101, Wailuku, HI 96793. ph: (808) 984-8109. The permit serves as your campsite reservation.

Recreation - Visitors to Polipoli Spring will enjoy mountain hiking terrain, scenic views and interesting wildlife. Camping, cabin stays, picnicking and photography are popular activities. Pig and bird hunting in season.

Climate - Polipoli Spring lies at an elevation of 6,200 feet on the western flanks of Maui's tallest mountain range. The temperature can reach below freezing on winter nights and is generally 20 degrees cooler than coastal areas. Bring layers, gloves and hats for camping and hiking in the park.

Location - This state park is located on the western slopes of Haleakala. It can be accessed from Waipoli Road via Kekaulike Avenue. A four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended to reach the park.

Fee Information
Type Price
Campsite $5 Permit fee.
Cabin Rental $45 $45 for 1-4 people; $5/person

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Filed By: Greg & Joyce Palmer (Bennington, Vt.)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Not tough at all. Great views of the Big island. Very easy to negociate. Bring a lunch & water bottle and spend the day !We visit Maui every February and always make a point of going to Polipoli. Don't really need 4-wheel drive however if it's raining , go another day . Red woods on Maui ??? yup ! You'll be amazed .

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Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Camping area accommodates up to 20 people.
ICON Lodging 1 cabin sleeps up to 10 people.

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Contact Information:
Maui District, Hawaii State Parks, 54 South High Street, 101 , Wailuku, HI, 96793, Phone: 808-984-8109

Additional Information:
Hawaii State Parks - Hawai'i's State Park System is comprised of 52 state parks encompassing nearly 25,000 acres on the 5 major islands.
Maui - Maui is the second largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. On its shores and mountains are many sites of natural, cultural and historical interest.
Maui State Parks - Maui's state parks preserve and protect significant natural, cultural and historical sites throughout the island.


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