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Ahupua'a o Kahana State Park State Parks Camping



Description

Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park will be opened for camping on Thankgsgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park is located on the windward side of O'ahu, between Kane'ohe and La'ie, and 26 miles from Honolulu. Kahana is a relatively unspoiled valley, and one of only a few publicly owned ahupua'a, or ancient Hawaiian land division, in the state.

An ahupua'a includes lands from the mountains to the sea (mauka-makai), encompassing all of the resource zones needed for subsistence. The ahupua'a of Kahana encompasses almost 5,300 acres, ranging from sea level at Kahana Bay to 2,670 feet at Pu'u Pauao on the crest of the Ko'olau Mountains. Kahana is one of the wettest valleys on O'ahu. Overcast skies and showers are frequent, with an average annual rainfall of 75" along the coast to 300" at the back of the valley. Temperatures can range from the mid-60s to the mid-80s.

 

Ahupua'a O Kahana offers beach campsites available for tent camping from Friday through Wednesday.

Camping Rates:

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

NO CAMP SET-UP BEFORE 2 PM.  Check-out time is no later than 12 noon.  PARK HOURS:  Summer (April 1 through Labor Day): 7 am - 7:45 pm; Winter (after Labor Day through March 31): 7 am - 6:45 pm.  OVERNIGHT PARKING PERMIT REQUIRED AFTER HOURS.  Payphone located next to restrooms.  No fireplaces or grills are provided at this park.  Campers must bring grills or other fire containment devices.  Put out all fires before leaving.  Do not use picnic tables in day-use area.  Campgrounds are closed Wednesday-Thursday.

 

Hiking Trails

There are two hiking trails available to the public. Both are relatively easy walking, but trails may be muddy. No permits are required, and detailed trail maps are available at the Orientation Center.

 

Kapa'ele'ele Ko'a and Keaniani Lookout Trail is a one mile long loop trail that begins at the Orientation Center and takes about one hour. The trail passes two cultural sites and offers stunning views of Kahana Bay.

 

Nakoa Trail is named for the koa trees found along this 2.5 mile loop trail through a tropical rain forest. The loop hike takes about 2 hours. The total length of the hike is 5 miles from the Orientation Center. The trailhead can be reached by following the main road up the valley. This trail crosses Kahana Stream twice. Fruit picking when in season.



Location

52-222 Kamehameha Highway (Highway 83), Kahana



Special Conditions

NO CAMP SET-UP BEFORE 2 PM. Check-out time is no later than 12 noon. PARK HOURS: Summer (April 1 through Labor Day): 7 am - 7:45 pm; Winter (after Labor Day through March 31): 7 am - 6:45 pm. OVERNIGHT PARKING PERMIT REQUIRED AFTER HOURS. Payphone located next to restrooms. No fireplaces or grills are provided at this park. Campers must bring grills or other fire containment devices. Put out all fires before leaving. Do not use picnic tables in day-use area. Campgrounds are closed Wednesday-Thursday.

Hazards

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Prohibited

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Activities

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Amenities

icons/amenities/icon-bathroom.gif Restrooms icons/amenities/icon-shower.gif Outdoor showers (beach area)
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icons/amenities/icon-trash.gif Trash cans icons/amenities/icon-water.gif Drinking water
icons/amenities/icon-phone.gif Payphone icons/amenities/icon-hiking.gif Hiking trails

Facilities

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