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.
Ahupua‘a o Kahana State Park and Malaekahana State Recreation Area offer beach camping along the windward (northeast) coast of the island.
Keaiwa 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.
New Rates for all O‘ahu sites:
Hawaii Residents: $12 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons; $2 per night for each additional person*. Maximum fee per site: $20/night.
Non-residents: $18 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons; $3 per night for each additional person*. Maximum fee per site: $30/night.
*chlidren 2 and under free
Campers, Camper Vans and Trailers
O'ahu'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.