Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask when in groups, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks
PARK UPDATES: 6/18/21 - [OAHU] - Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area will be CLOSED half day [7:00am to 1:00pm] on Monday 6/28/21 to accommodate the striping of speed bumps. The park will be closed to vehicles and visitors during this time period.
5/21/21 - [OAHU] - The Keawaula gate at Kaena Point is now open on weekends. Gate hours are Saturdays: 6:00am to 7:00pm, and Sundays: 9:00am to 7:00pm. No overnight use allowed.
4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] - Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach. Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.
3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Park Entry and Parking reservations for morning and midday are available. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available.
3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com
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.
*New Fees Effective 10/9/20*
$20 per campsite per night for up to 10 persons
$30 per campsite per night for up to 10 persons
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.