*** HURRICANE SEASONAL & SEVERE WEATHER ADVISORY: During Hurricane Season and/or severe weather events, refunds for camping will be given only if the campgrounds are officially closed due to health and safety concerns. In this event, an official public announcement regarding Park Closure(s) will come from the Mayor’s Office and/or the Department of Parks and Recreation. Prior to reserving a campsite, please factor the possibility of cancellation due to health and safety concerns (stemming from, but not limited to weather) and reference news outlets for weather related updates and this website for campground closures.
• • • As of June 11, 2021, COVID protocols have been implemented for City parks and campgrounds:
• The maximum number of persons per camping permit is ten (10) in accordance with regular camping rules. All other campground procedures and rules apply. All City campsites are closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
• The online reservation system will reflect this revision beginning Friday, June 11, 2021, at 5 p.m. You may access reservation (at https://camping.honolulu.gov) using your log-in information.
• Information pertaining to the City’s Reopening Strategy can be access at: https://www.oneoahu.org/reopening-strategy
*** ENDANGERED SPECIES ACTION:
O‘AHU – As summer approaches, and the return of the sea turtle nesting period with it, Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i (MCBH) and the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are announcing the suspension of overnight at camping for Bellows Field Beach Park from Monday, April 18 through Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.
This closure is necessary to ensure the safety of this federally-protected, culturally significant, endangered species as the turtles nest, incubate, and hatch along this popular shoreline. Community, military, and park officials have documented several human activities in this area that threaten the safety of the nesting turtles, such as: illegal beach off-roading, camping fires, dogs, illegal trash dumping, and the presence of artificial lighting.
This approximately 19-week suspension applies to overnight camping and the twilight use of the bathroom and shower facilities. Weekend day-use of this popular stretch of beach in Waimānalo will continue as regularly allowed, as will military training exercises on the weekdays, though protection measures for identified nesting sites will restrict access to the nesting sites.
The campground closure may be extended past Labor Day Weekend 2022 ( beginning Sept. 2, 2022) should the existence of additional nesting sites be observed. Further updates will be provided as we approach that holiday weekend.
Separate cabin/campsite rentals are operated by Bellows Air Force Station and are available for booking by eligible patrons such as active duty military, veterans, and Department of Defense employees. For more information visit https://www.bellowsafs.com/cabins
Please note: Once a nesting site is confirmed, the area surrounding the nest will be cordoned off from human use. Signs will be posted at the public facilities with information about the turtle nesting sites. We encourage everyone to report any disturbing or illegal behavior against the turtles or nests by calling (808) 285-9529 or (808) 257-2123.
***ADVISORY: The comfort station (bathroom building) at Waimānalo Beach Park Campground will be closed until further notice for necessary repairs. Portable toilets will be provided nearby and the shower stations remain available. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.
***ADVISORY: The Kokololio printable map version is temporary unavailable. Permittees for this campground shall rely on this website’s (campsite indicators) display and/or the (official) placard numbers on-site.
***ADVISORY: Camping permits are issued for tent camping only. Camping in trailers, trucks, van, or other vehicles is strictly prohibited. Note: For vehicular camping options, it is recommended that you consult with the vehicle’s vendor and/or search the web for private campgrounds on Oahu.
*NOTICE: Kalaeloa Beach Park - The comfort station will remain closed until further notice, portable toilets will be available and the outdoor showers will be operational. Parking at your campsite is no longer permitted. Vehicle parking is along the unpaved road within the campground (known as Eisenhower Rd).
*NOTICE: Waimanalo Bay Beach Park was renamed Hūnānāniho (reference City Council Resolution 21-132).
*NOTICE: Nanakuli Beach Park was officially renamed Kalanianaole Beach Park (reference City Council Resolution 15-289).
*NOTICE: Permittee shall not transfer, assign, or sell any or all rights granted by the permit to a third party or relinquish possession or use of the whole or any parts of the park granted to permittee under the permit.
*** ADVISORY FOR EMAIL NOTIFICATION - Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to ensure email delivery. If you are awaiting confirmation, please check your SPAM and TRASH folders for emails from the City and County of Honolulu.
At camping.honolulu.gov you can reserve a campsite up to two (2) weeks in advance. Note: Only one camping permit per customer per camping week. Campsites are made available every Friday at 5:00 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) including Holidays. Camping fees for a campsite holding up to ten (10) persons will be thirty-two (32) dollars for a three day campground and fifty-two (52) dollars for a five day campground. Per FAQ 1: Camping permits in city campgrounds are issued for three (3) days or five (5) days only, depending on the park. Camping always begins on Friday and extends through the weekend ending on either Monday at 8am (3 days) or Wednesday at 8am (5 days).
Parking permits now require you to provide make, model, color, year, and license plate number for each of up to three cars. Only cars with parking permits are allowed overnight.
THERE ARE NO CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS OR REFUNDS FOR ISSUED PERMITS.
This site only applies to City and County of Honolulu parks. If you wish to camp at a Hawaii State Park, please click
Please see our FAQs if you have further questions.