Aloha! We are currently encountering delays in processing Special Use Permits, Camping Permits, and Kaʻena Point Vehicle Access Permits. We graciously ask for your patience during these times as both of our Honolulu Administrative Office Permit Staff positions are vacant. - Mahalo, State Parks
Camping & Lodging - Oʻahu
How to Reserve
O‘ahu parks serve a diverse and densely populated urban community quite different from our neighbor island parks. Therefore special rules and procedures apply to O‘ahu camping. There is no camping available at State Parks on Oahu Wednesday and Thursday nights. Sand Island State Park is only open to camping Friday through Sunday nights. Permits for O‘ahu camping can be applied for no more than 30 days in advance.
Camping is offered at four O‘ahu parks. All opportunities are for tent camping with simple developed campsites.
- Ahupuaʻa ʻO Kahana State Park and Mālaekahana State Recreation Area offer beach camping along the windward (northeast) coast of the island.
- Keaīwa Heiau State Recreation Area provides a mountain setting in the uplands above Honolulu.
- Sand Island State Recreation Area offers shoreline camping very close to the urban core of Honolulu, catering to local weekend campers.
Additional Camping Opportunities
Malaekahana State Recreation Area (Kahuku Section)
Open Everyday - Operated by:
Malaekahana Beach Campround, LLC
56-335 Kamehameha Highway
Laie, HI 96862
Office Phone: (808) 674-7715
Offering Plantation Suites and Plantation Hale in a rustic beachfront setting with tent camping on O'ahu's windward side.
$12 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons; $2 per night for each additional person*.
Maximum fee per site: $20/night.
$18 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons; $3 per night for each additional person*.
Maximum fee per site: $30/night.
*children 2 and under free
The maximum length of stay at any one park is 5 consecutive nights. Certain parks or campsites allow shorter maximum stays. After that, you or anyone listed on your permit must wait 30 days before staying overnight again in the same park.
Permitees are allowed to reserve no more than one campsite or cabin in any given park at a time. Rental of cabins or campsites for commercial uses is prohibited except by special use permit.
Campers, Camper Vans and Trailers
Hawaiʻi’s State Park campgrounds are not set up for camping in vehicles, including campers, vans and trailers. Sleeping in vehicles in our campground parking lots is therefore not allowed. The single exception to this rule is at Waiʻānapanapa State Park on Maui, which has a small area designated for camper vans.