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Discover Wailua River State Park


Wailua River State Park, found on the eastern side of Kauai island in Hawaii, is the site of the Wailua Complex. The Wailua Complex was used as a power center for the rulers of the island for several decades. Though several structures are no longer standing, archaeologists have established digs to learn more about this complex. One particular feature, called Holoholokū Heiau, has been restored. It was a particular spot at which high-ranking women would give birth and bury the afterbirth, which was an important ritual. Throughout Wailua River State Park are centuries-old trails that can still be used today. It’s said that ghost warriors walk these trails at nighttime.

The closest large town is Lihue, which has a wide variety of retail shopping options, including a Walmart store. It’s also the site of the only airport on the island. The small town of around 5,000 residents is the largest town on the island. It’s also the capital and a major cruise port. Book an RV in Lihue and prepare to embark on an unforgettable motorhome camping trip.

Getting Outdoors

Adventurers should be prepared to get wet. In addition to the annual rainfall of over 450 inches, Wailua River State Park is the only park at which adventurers are allowed to enjoy river boating fun on the island. Swim, kayak, or even jet-ski along the 20-mile length of the river. Hikers, too, can hit the trails for recreational fun. They can pose a challenge for beginner hikers, though. The trails are notoriously steep and muddy, but ascending to the top of summits for breathtaking views of the island, the waterfall grotto, and the ocean is well worth the effort.

Opaeka’a Falls is one of the more easily accessible waterfalls on Kauai island. The waterfall, which is actually a twin waterfall, flows over basalt stone from volcanic eruptions that occurred thousands of years ago and descends 151 feet in a nearly perfect freefall. After a truly monster rainstorm, which is rare, the twin waterfalls can merge into one. As of 2005, it is not possible to hike down to the bottom of the waterfall due to deaths. However, swimming at the bottom of Uluwehi Falls, which is nicknamed “secret falls,” is possible. Swimming, kayaking, and canoeing are required to access this 100-foot beauty. There are other trails that are equally rewarding. The Fern Grotto, also found in Wailua River State Park, is reputed to be one of the most romantic spots on the island. Delicate ferns line the walls of the volcanic basalt grotto, and it can be accessed by boat.

Nearby Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve has even more opportunities for recreational fun. This rugged jungle is home to several miles of hiking trails serpentining through 12,500 acres of wilderness. Hikers are advised to be well prepared for treacherous trail conditions.

Camping at Wailua River State Park

As perfect as it would be to RV camp at Wailua River State Park and listen to the sound of the river gurgle through the night, the region is too fragile. Fortunately, there are several other options in the area. Lydgate State Park RV campground, just south of Wailua, borders a public beach, and several RV sites are a short walk from the ocean. There are 25 sites, and amenities include restrooms with showers and drinking water. Unique to Lydgate State Park is its beaches have “ocean pools,” which are sections of the beach enclosed by large rocks. These pools are ideal for snorkeling or for swimmers who require calmer waters.

Alternatively, camp in an Airstream at Hanamaulu Beach Park, just outside Lihue, HI. Though it’s a primitive campground, the facilities include restrooms, cold showers, and easy access to the beach.

Exploring the Area

Ringing the coast of Kauai Island are several small towns. Visiting each in search of its charms and attractions is made effortless in a motorhome rental. Many towns host various events and festivals, too, which makes it easy to find local businesses, artists, and crafters. Search for the perfect souvenir to take home as a reminder of this idyllic RV camping trip. Kekaha is well known for its weekly farmer’s market. The venue is also close to a scenic waterfall.

Hanapepe, HI, boasts a unique swinging bridge. Though it’s only wide enough to accommodate pedestrians, crossing the bridge, which spans a wild river, is a fun experience straight out of an adventure movie set in the jungle.

RV camp in tropical Kauai and get closer to nature without sacrificing comfort, as you find your perfect camper camping adventure on the wild jungle island.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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