|Camp Ho'okena Accommodations
Camp Ho'okena offers clean and spacious sites on the beach for
tent camping. You can reserve a camping permit online. In addition
to a spectacular beach and ocean campers may enjoy the following
Concession Stand with ice, hot foods, cold drinks, ice
cream, snacks, reef safe suntan lotion & beach rentals (kayaks,
stand up paddleboards, beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel and
fin sets and life jackets) for campers and beachgoers. All proceeds
from the concession go to Friends of Hookena Beach Park
(FOHBP), a non-profit, community organization dedicated to the
preservation of cultural and natural resources.
Portable toilets provided for campers only
Barbeque fire pits throughout the campgrounds
Wifi is available for purchase ($3.00 for 2 hours on one
device and $10.00 for 24 hours on 2 devices)
County restroom facilities. (including a sink for washing
dishes near the entrance of the park)
A phone to make emergency phone calls
Parking (Please inform the Hookena Beach Patrol personnel
on duty that you have a reservation to camp and they will let
you know where to park, please have your license plate number
available to expedite check in)
The Concession Stand Accepts Credit Cards.
No pets of any kind please.
bookings must be made at least 72 hours in advance of reservation
booking camp sites under the Hawai'i Resident Rates will be required
to show proof of Hawai'i residency for each person in the party
upon check in, or out of State Visitor rates will be payable at
only forms of proof of Hawai'i residency we accept include:
1. Hawai`i Driver's License
2. Hawai`i State ID
Camping fees per Out of State Visitors
per day are:
Person (7 years old & over): $20.00 per night plus a $1.00
transaction fee per day for a total of $21.00
Camp: Out of State
Internet camping fees per Hawaii Residents
per day are:
Adult (18 years old & over): $5.00 per night plus a $1.00
transaction fee per day for a total of $6.00
Junior (13-17 years old): $2.00 per night plus a $1.00
transaction fee per day for a total of $3.00
Child (12 years old and under): $1.00 per night
Camp: HI Residents
How Do I Purchase A Campground Permit?
Availability: First check for campground availability by
entering the Online Reservation System and select the date you would
like to camp, click "12:00 P.M." under "Select Time", then select
the duration of your stay. The system will let you know if your
camping dates are available.
Please be aware that no late check in (after 8:45 P.M.) is accepted
under any circumstances.
Payment: If there is availability for your desired camping
dates, you can reserve the dates through the reservation system.
Payment for internet reservations will be made by credit card through
Peek.com. After completing your payment via Peek.com. Your Peek.com
receipt is your proof of payment and your camping permit. Please
bring it with you when you arrive at Ho`okena Beach Park.
Telephone: You can call the beach at 808-328-8450. If there is
no answer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your preferred camping dates, your telephone number and name.
Reservations by phone may require 4 days processing time
On Site: A same-day permit can be purchased at the Ho'okena Beach
Park from the Ho'okena Beach Patrol personnel on a first come, first
served, space available basis. You also may obtain a permit by calling
(808) 328-8450 between 9 A.M. to 8:45 P.M. and inform the Ho'okena
Beach Patrol personnel you plan to camp. You must present valid
identification and sign a camping agreement to abide by the camp
rules. Only cash payments will be accepted on site. The Concession
Stand will be open 7 days a week from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. The Ho'okena
Beach Patrol is on site 7 days per week from 9 A.M. to 8:45 P.M.
See Refund/Deposit Policy.
A request for refunds must be made 7 days before the start date
on your reservation/permit. You will be refunded the full amount
of your reservation purchase minus the online service provider's
Tent tag deposits: A $10.00 refundable deposit will be required
per tent for each tent tag at the time of check in. The deposit
will be returned to campers upon receipt of the tent tag(s) and
confirmation that the tent has been taken down before 12:00 P.M.
the following day.
Check out time:
All tents must be down by 12:00 P.M. the following day. If the
tent is still standing, you will automatically be charged for another
full night of camping. The Ho'okena Beach (HB) Patrol generally
come on duty by 9:00 A.M. so if you are planning to leave earlier
than 9:00 A.M. please notify HB patrol personnel on duty the day
before you plan to leave so that we can accommodate your need to
We want our visitors to respect our land and cultural sites when
they visit. Viewing the area is fine but visitors should minimize
their impact during their stay.
Ho'okena Beach Park has been the home for many native Hawaiian
families for generations even before it became a county park. The
nai'a have been coming to this bay for generations to rest and were
always left alone out of respect for their right to be there. The
nai'a that come to this bay go out into deeper waters to hunt for
food at night and come to this bay to rest during the day. Please
help us protect their resting habitat by observing them from shore
or at least 50 yards away and reporting any violations of the Marine
Mammal Protection Act to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration) and DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources.
1. Camping permits are only issued to persons eighteen years of
age or older. An adult must accompany minors.
2. Holders of a camping permit shall show the permit to any police,
security officer, park caretaker, or any department personnel upon
3. Camping is allowed at each site for a period of one week during
the period from June 1st through August 31st and two weeks during
the remainder of the year. All permits shall be issued on a first-come,
first served basis.
4. The installation of permanent camping facilities is prohibited.
Tents must be freestanding.
5. Camping is allowed only in designated areas. The cliffside at
the south end of the beach is off limits as it is dangerous and
considered a sacred area for the local Hawaiian families. You may
inadvertently trespass onto private property outside the park grounds,
so please feel free to enjoy the park but stay within the park premises.
6. No gathering of wood for use as fuel in campgrounds or picnic
areas is allowed. Fires are allowed only in designated fire pits
provided throughout the campgrounds and for cooking purposes only.
No pit fires allowed. Please bring your own charcoal or purchase
some from the concession stand when available.
7. No pets allowed.
8. The maximum number of campers permitted at any approved site
shall be limited by the capacity of the sanitation system and other
9. Quiet shall be maintained on all campgrounds from 9:00 P.M.
- 6:00 A.M.
10. Checkout time is 12 noon. Your camping equipment must be completely
removed and the site cleaned before departure.
11. No hammocks or hanging of clothes/towels to dry allowed in
the park. Trees can be damaged, and many beach patrons come to enjoy
the natural beauty of the park so it would be greatly appreciated
if you could help us protect the beauty of this beach.
12. No drones allowed. To protect the privacy and safety of guests,
private property along the shoreline as well as culturally sensitive
locations in the vicinity.
See Refund/Deposit Policy.