Permits & Fees
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Permits & Fees

Camping, lodging, and pavilion permits may be reserved and purchased up to one year in advance. The only exceptions to this are for all parks on the island of Oʻahu, and for Kīholo SPR on the island of Hawaiʻi, where permits can be applied for no more than 30 days in advance.  You must be at least 18 years of age to obtain a permit.

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.

The simplest way to make a camping or lodging reservation and payment is to do so from home, 24 hours a day, via our online reservation system, which is also the most convenient way to check site availability.

The Division of State Parks (DSP) no longer accepts mail-in permit applications. All permits for camping and lodging must be paid for in full at the time of reservation. DSP no longer accepts partial deposits for lodging.

Customers may also purchase permits in person at one of the District Offices. Offices are open Monday-Friday, 8 am-3:30 pm Hawaii time. Offices are closed on State Holidays.

Accepted forms of payment for walk-in customers include credit card, cash, cashier’s check, certified check, postal money order or bank money order. Checks are to be made payable to the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Personal or business checks will be accepted only if payment is received more than 30 days before the check-in date, therefore checks are not accepted for Oahu camping.

REFUND POLICY

NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN IF REQUESTED LESS THAN 15 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF CHECK-IN DATE – NO EXCEPTIONS.  FOR PAVILION RENTALS (HAWAIʻI ISLAND), REFUNDS MUST BE REQUESTED AT LEAST 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF THE RESERVATION.

Refunds for credit card purchases will be credited electronically to your account, minus non-refundable service fee and cancellation fee, if the refund request is made within 45 days of purchase. After 45 days and for all non-credit card purchases, refund requests will be issued by check and may take up to 12 weeks to process.

A cancellation fee of $5 PER PERMIT will be deducted from all refund requests. Administrative fees incurred at the time of purchase are also non-refundable.

Camping Fee Schedule

All State Parks (except Nāpali Coast SWP, Kaua’i):

Hawaiʻi Residents: $12 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons;
$2 per night for each additional person*.
Maximum fee per site: $20/night.
Non-residents: $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

Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, Kaua’i:

Hawaiʻi Residents: $15 per person per night.
Non-residents: $20 per person per night.

Cabin Fee Schedule

A-Frame Shelters:

Hapuna Beach SRA, Hawai’i (maximum occupancy is 4 persons):

Hawaiʻi Residents: $30 per night per shelter.
Non-residents: $50 per night per shelter.

Cabins:

Wai’ānapanapa SP, Maui (max. capacity is 6 persons), Polipoli Spring SRA, Maui and Kalōpā SRA, Hawai’i (max. capacity is 8 persons):

Hawaiʻi Residents: $60 per night per cabin.
Non-residents: $90 per night per cabin.

Pavilion Fee Schedule

Wailoa River SRA, Hawai’i :

Large Pavilion (maximum occupancy is 500 persons):

$125 per day. $150 refundable deposit.

Small Pavilion (maximum occupancy is 60 persons):

$5 per hour. $50 refundable deposit.