Kaua'i residents are pleading with state officials to do more to crackdown on illegal camping in Kalalau Valley.

Residents tell KITV, squatters are desecrating sacred land and posting disturbing footage of it on social media.   

Kilauea resident Kyra Maka is appalled by what she's seen. Maka said her family has lived in the area for generations and has a spiritual connection to the land.

"They're just partying away in there. They're collecting EBT and they got a good life right now. I see them come out of the valley and come to the stores and pay with their EBT and then hitch right back to Kalalau with their food. They're having a good ol-time," said Kilauea resident Kyra Maka.

The group publishing photos and videos on Facebook calls themselves the 'Kalalau Outlaws.'  Much of the footage depicts bizarre behavior. 

Residents claim squatters illegally farm marijuana among other things and come out and trade it for supplies. Many on Kaua'i are skeptical about the group's intentions.

"Anyone could be using it to hide from warrants or the law or responsibilities. You just don't know who could be hiding out in Kalalau," said resident Kristi Sasachika.

Just last week, Police arrested 46-year-old Cody Safadago in connection with a fatal hit and run. He's accused of driving a stolen truck that killed 19-year-old Kayla Huddy-Lemn. Police said Safadago had no known home address but was known to stay in Kalalau Valley.

Illegal camping is an ongoing problem the Department of Land and Natural Resources said it's trying to control. Since January, repeated sweeps in the area have resulted in more than a hundred citations.

But right now, there isn't a full time park ranger on site, so sweeps aren't consistent.  

"These guys, they're smart. They know where to hide when the rangers come in. And they wait for the rangers to leave and then they're good for a week or two," Maka explained.

The DLNR said it will re-visit other plans of action to address the problem in the valley.