Guide to Camping in Hawaii

Ho'Okena Beach Park camping.

Camping in the Hawaiian Islands really is as fun as it sounds. However you have to take time to book your reservations in advance. Each county has it’s own instructions for what campsites are available.

Oahu Camping Information – There are 14 camping areas on Oahu. It is advised that you check for availability online to reserve your camping plans at least a week in advance. Give yourself extra time for holidays.

Visit Honolulu County Website for Parks and Recreation

Big Island Camping Information – Hawaii County parks are made up of 10 beach parks located on the pristine beaches of the island of Hawaii. These campgrounds offer camping sites and access to amenities such as restrooms, showers, and picnic tables.

Visit Hawaii County Website for Parks and Recreation

Maui Camping Information – The Department of Parks and Recreation currently has a total of four camping site locations that offer varying amenities for your convenience. Tents to protect yourself from the weather elements are highly recommended.

Visit Maui County Website for Parks and Recreation

Kauai Camping Information – There are a total of 8 camping sites on Kauai. Camping permit fees are $3.00 per adult, per night for non-residents and free for residents of the State of Hawaii who can show proof of residency that they have lived in the State of Hawaii for a minimum of two hundred (200) consecutive days.  Children 17 years of age and younger are also free and must camp with at least one adult 18 years of age or older.  Please download application form and instruction sheet below.  

Visit Kauai County Website for Parks and Recreation

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