Just three miles beyond the Volcano House is one of the most unique campsites to visit in the world. Nestled amidst a fragrant eucalyptus grove, 4,000 feet above sea level, the historic Namakanipaio Campground offers a rustic, one-of-a-kind camping experience within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. N?makanipaio Campground is located 31.5 miles south of Hilo on Highway-11. It is a large, open grassy area with tall eucalyptus and ‘?hi’a trees. This campground has restrooms, water, picnic tables and barbecue pits, as well as clear, dark skies.
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