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 amenities:

• 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 Ho’okena Beach Park (FOHBP), a non-profit, community organization dedicated to the preservation of cultural and natural resources.
• Outdoor showers.
• 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 Ho’okena 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)
• Picnic tables.
• The Concession Stand Accepts Credit Cards.

No pets of any kind please.

Camping Fees

Note bookings must be made at least 72 hours in advance of reservation time.

* Please Note:

People 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 that time.

The 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 After completing your payment via Your 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 with your preferred camping dates, your telephone number and name. Reservations by phone may require 4 days processing time

(Due to technical issues our email has changed from to

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.

Refund Policy

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 fee.

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 leave early.


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.

Nai'a (Dolphins)

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 request.

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 appropriate regulations.

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.

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