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, food, cold drinks, ice cream, snacks & supplies for campers and beachgoers.
• Outdoor showers.
• County restroom facilities.
• Parking.
• 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 Hawaii Residents Rates will be required to show proof of Hawaii residency for each person in the party upon check in, or out of State Visitors rates will be payable at that time.

The only forms of proof of Hawai`i residency we accept include:
1. Hawai`i Drivers' 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

Camp: Commercial Groups

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 entering your 'In date' and 'Out Dates'. The system will let you know if your camping dates are available.

Internet: 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.

Internet reservations are limited to 8 adults, 8 juniors and 8 children. If your group exceeds this number, please complete your first reservation and print your permit. You can then return to the reservation system to complete another reservation for the rest of the campers in your group.

Telephone: You can call the beach at 808-328-8450. If there is no answer, please leave a clear message with your preferred camping dates, your telephone number and name. Reservation 4 days processing time.

On Site: A same-day permit can be purchased at the Ho'okena Beach Park from the Aloha Patrol guards on a first come first served space available basis. You also may obtain a permit by calling (808) 328-8430 between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and inform the guards you plan to camp. You must present valid identification and complete a permit application form. Only cash payments will be accepted on site. The Concession Stand will be open 7 days a week from 10 am to 4 pm. The Aloha Patrol is on site 7 days per week from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Refund 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 a $5 service fee. To request a refund, you can email You can also mail your cancellation request to the above address. Please provide the permit number and the reason for the refund in your cancellation request. The permit will be invalid once your refund is processed.


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.

"The taking, appropriation, excavation, injury, destruction or alteration of any burial site, or the contents thereof, is strictly prohibited. Violaters will be prosecuted and may be subject to a fine and/or imprisonment. HRS 6E-72". If any skeletal remains are inadvertently discovered, any activity in the immediate area that could damage the remains must cease until the DLNR, or medical examiner/coroner, or police, or Hawai`i Island Burial Council and OHA have been notified".

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 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 within 25 feet of any water hydrant, main road, or defined watercourse is prohibited. Camping is allowed only in designated areas.

6. The gathering of wood for use as fuel in campgrounds or picnic areas shall be limited to dead material on the ground.

7. It shall be unlawful for any person to take or permit any dog, cat, or other domestic animal, whether loose or on a leash or in restraint on or about any County beach park. This shall not apply to service animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities or for purposes of law enforcement by law enforcement agencies of the Federal, State or County governments. Service animals are working animals, not pets.

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. Camping equipment must be completely removed and the site cleaned before departure.

11. Reservations can only be made up to one year from today's date.

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