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CAMPING / CABINS
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Requirements regarding camping in Hawaii vary by jurisdiction, island, campsite, and facilities. The following information applies to the Island of Oahu. There are no national parks with campgrounds on Oahu. Note: Camping information is subject to change without notice. Please contact the applicable local office for current information.

COUNTY PARKS


CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU (Campsites)
Permit Section
Dept. of Parks and Recreation
650 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel. (808) 523-4525
Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. (Closed weekends/holidays)
The following information applies to camping in Oahu's City and County parks. For additional information and a free copy of the camping brochure, please contact the above office or any Satellite City Hall office. (Satellite City Hall offices at Ala Moana, Windward, Hawaii Kai and Pearlridge Shopping Centers are open on Saturdays.)
  • Tent camping is permitted. Self-contained mobile campers are allowed only at certain parks. Cabins are not available.
  • Campgrounds are open Friday 8:00 a.m. through Wednesday 8:00 a.m. (Camping is not allowed on Wednesday and Thursday nights). Note: additional restrictions apply at certain parks (see below).
  • Permits are required - applicants must be age 18 or older.
  • To obtain a permit, applicants must apply in person at either the above office or a Satellite City Hall office. Permits will be issued up to two weeks in advance of camping. Applications for permits will not be processed by mail.
  • Each applicant is limited to one permit which covers a maximum of ten persons (including children) and allows for 2 family sized tents to be erected and 3 cars.
  • Max. stay per permit at any one park is 5 consecutive nights.
  • No fees are required - permits and campsites are free.
  • Camping is allowed at designated campsites only. In some cases numbered campsites are assigned, while other campsites are on a first come/first served space available basis.

 

COUNTY PARKS WITH CAMPSITES

BELLOWS FIELD BEACH PARK
41-043 Kalanianaole Highway
Waimanalo
(Windward Oahu)
50 campsites located on a 3-1/2 mile-long sandy crescent beach. Comfort station, lifeguard, public phones, picnicking. Beachcombing, pole fishing, board surfing, body surfing, swimming (when waters are calm). Tent camping on weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights). Campsite can be reserved.

HAUULA BEACH PARK
54-135 Kamehameha Highway
Hauula
(Windward Oahu)
15 campsites. Comfort station, public phones, picnicking. Diving, snorkeling, surfing (limited), swimming (when waters are calm).

HOOMALUHIA BOTANICAL GARDEN
45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe
(Windward Oahu)
Note: Phone 233-7323 for camping reservations and permits.
Four hundred acres of exotic plants and tropical foliage at the base of the Koolau cliffs. Special emphasis is placed on conserving plants native to Hawaii. Extensive hiking trails. Guided walks on weekends. Tent camping on weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights). Gate hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All permits must be validated at the Hoomaluhia Visitor Center. Permits are free.

KAIAKA BAY BEACH PARK
66-449 Haleiwa Road
Haleiwa
(North Shore Oahu)
7 campsites situated in an ironwood grove on a pretty peninsula with a rocky shoreline. Comfort station, public phones, picnicking, night security. Crabbing, pole fishing, swimming, throw netting. No camping Wednesday and Thursday nights. Campsite can be reserved. Gate hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

KALAELOA BEACH (aka BARBER'S POINT BEACH PARK)
Campbell's Industrial Park
91-121 Olai Street
Barber's Point
(Southwest Oahu)
13 campsites. A seven acre park with comfort station, picnicking, pole fishing, swimming (dangerous currents and surf from October through March). Poor swimming - the majority of the shoreline is fronted by a sharp limestone shelf fronting the park. A small sandy beach is located at the western end of the park. Camping on weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights). Campsite can be reserved.

KEAAU BEACH PARK
83-431 Farrington Highway
Makaha
(Leeward Oahu)
25 campsites. Comfort station, public phones, picnicking. Diving, swimming (dangerous currents and surf from October through April). Rocky shoreline and ocean bottom. Sandy beach at western end of park. No camping Wednesday and Thursday nights.

KOKOLOLIO BEACH PARK
55-017 Kamehameha Highway
Laie, HI 96762
(Windward Oahu)
Tel. (808) 523-4525 for permits
5 campsites. Shady site on a long white sand beach. Comfort station, picnicking. Beachcombing, shorecasting, body surfing, swimming (dangerous currents from October through April). No camping Wednesday and Thursday nights. Campsite can be reserved. Gate hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

KUALOA "B" REGIONAL PARK
49-479 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe
(Windward Shore)
Tel. (808) 523-4525 for permits
30 campsites. A peninsula on the quiet waters of Kaneohe Bay. Mokolii Island (Chinaman's Hat) is offshore. The park is listed in the National Register of Historical Places because of its great importance in Hawaiian history. Comfort station, lifeguard, public phones, picnicking, night security. Diving, swimming. No camping on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Campsite can be reserved. Gate hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

LUALUALEI BEACH PARK NO.1
86-221 Farrington Highway
Waianae
(Leeward Oahu)
6 campsites. Comfort station, public phones, picnicking. Diving, pole fishing, body surfing, swimming (dangerous currents and surf from October through March). The majority of the shoreline is fronted by coral reef and beach rock. No camping on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Campground open in summer only.

MAILI BEACH PARK
87-021 Farrington Highway
Maili
(Leeward Oahu)
12 campsites. Comfort stations, volleyball courts, picnic areas, parking stalls. Lifeguard service during summer months and on weekends. Diving, board surfing, swimming (dangerous currents and surf from October through March, generally calm during summer). The long sandy beach fronted by a rocky shoreline is wide in summer, erodes in winter. The coral reef has a sudden drop off (potentially dangerous for swimmers). Best swimming is in front of lifeguard tower. Camping on weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights). Campsite can be reserved.

MOKULEIA BEACH PARK
68-919 Kaena Point Road
Waialua
(North Shore Oahu)
15 campsites. Located on one of the most isolated and uninhabited beaches on Oahu. Comfort station, public phones, picnicking. Diving, shorecasting. Unsafe swimming - dangerous currents from October through April especially when surf is big. No camping Wednesday and Thursday nights.

NANAKULI BEACH PARK
89-269 Kaena Point Road
Nanakuli
(Leeward Oahu)
12 campsites. Comfort station, lifeguard, public phones, picnicking, and night security. Diving, snorkeling, swimming (generally safe in summer when sea is calm - dangerous at other times). No camping Wednesday and Thursday nights. Campsite can be reserved.

SWANZY BEACH PARK
51-369 Kamehameha Highway
Kaaawa
(Windward Oahu)
Tel. (808) 523-4525 for permits
9 campsites. A 5-acre site on the windward coast. Comfort station, public phones, picnicking. Diving, snorkeling, swimming when sea is calm. Park lacks a good sand beach and is generally not appealing to swimmers. Fishermen frequent shallow offshore waters. Camping allowed on weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights). Campsite can be reserved.

WAIMANALO BAY RECREATION AREA
41-043 Aloiloi Street
Waimanalo
(Windward Oahu)
10 campsites. An ironwood forest on one of Oahu's finest beaches. Comfort station, lifeguard, public phones, picnicking and night security. Board surfing, body surfing, and swimming. No camping Wednesday and Thursday nights. Campsite can be reserved. Gate hours: 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.

WAIMANALO BEACH PARK
41-741 Kalanianaole Highway
Waimanalo
(Windward Oahu)
22 campsites on 38 acres. Popular with local residents. Comfort station, lifeguard, public phones, picnicking. Snorkeling and swimming. Beachfront is wide and sandy. No camping Wednesday and Thursday nights.

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