Pitching a Tent
Green lodging alternatives are found in our state and county parks. A great way to save money and keep the family entertained, many of the islands’ campgrounds offer barbecue pits, water entertainment and safe and easy-to-find campsites.
Last Friday, online reservations opened, and now people can reserve campsites two weeks ahead at [camping.honolulu.gov].
Polihale State Park
At the end of the road on the west side of Kauai, sand dunes and white sand beaches are a feature of this remote place.
Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park
Steep switchbacks and camping sites tucked among the folds of the cliffs. A favorite among Kauai state parks.
Bellows Field Beach Park
Part of a military installation, this Oahu park is gated and accessible from 6am–8pm. Located on a beautiful beach under majestic trees.
Waianapanapa State Park
Pitch a tent on this Maui campground near Hana. Grassy areas and low cliffs overlook the sea. A living tourist brochure.
‘Anini Beach Park
A perfect North Shore beach on Kauai known for swimming and snorkeling.
Hau’ula Beach Park
Need to get out of town? This rural beach on Oahu is close to a small store, but away from city lights and congestion.
Sites range in price from $3 per person on weekdays to $6 per person on weekends.
Papalaua Wayside Park
Right off the main road, this Maui park settles on a narrow strip of shoreline. Perfect for those who enjoy early morning aviation!
Kahua Kuou (Ho’omaluhia)
These campsites aren’t on the beach, but rather situated amid the picturesque Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens and the Ko’olau Range. It’s distinctive camping for those interested in flora found around the globe.
Kalaeloa Beach Park
Good surfing and, according to some, very good fishing. Quiet, remote and it’s been said that the stars shine brighter there. Located on Oahu.
Kokololio Beach Park
This Oahu beach has surf and currents that aren’t for anyone except strong swimmers. Beautiful views that demand one’s attention.
For more information, and many more campgrounds, visit: [camping.honolulu.gov]