What to do in Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area

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.

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.

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.

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.

Address
54 South High Street, 101
Wailuku, HI 96793

Phone: 808-984-8109

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