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Ahupua'a o Kahana State Park State Parks Camping


UPDATE: 4/26/21 - The beach area of AhupuaŹ»a o Kahana State Park will be CLOSED beginning Wednesday, April 28, 2021 due to a potential treefall hazard.  This affects both the day use and camping areas makai of Kamehameha Highway, and these areas will remain closed until the evaluation and mitigation work is complete.  We anticipate it could take several weeks, but hope it will be completed before Memorial Day.  Future camping reservations for Kahana have therefore been temporarily suspended until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience as we work to correct this public safety concern.



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

Hawaii Residents:  $20 per campsite per night for up to 10 persons

Non-residents:  $30 per campsite per night for up to 10 persons

*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.


Physical Location: 52-222 Kamehameha Highway (Highway 83), Kahana

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.

Special Conditions

COVID-19 rules

In the interests of keeping all guests safe, DLNR State Parks reserves the right to evict guests who do not abide by COVID rules as set by Emergency Order and cancel their remaining nights without refund.

1.  Campsites are not an allowable travel quarantine facility.   Non-residents must meet State and County travel guidelines orior to check in.

2.  Guests must provide their own liquid hand soap and hand sanitizer.

3.  Check-in time is now 3:00 pm

4.  Guests will be required to wear a mask when going to and from campsite, lodge and bathrooms.  Please practice safe distancing rules and guidelines of 6 ft from other visitors/employees in the area. 

May occupy camp site from 3:00 p.m. on first day of reservation and must leave camp site by 12:00 p.m. on departure date.

Only names listed are covered by this permit. 

NO CAMP SET-UP BEFORE 3 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.


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