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Ahupua'a o Kahana State Park State Parks Camping


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. 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

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.


No hazards.


No prohibited.


No activities.


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Refund Policy

Refunds must be requested at least 15 days in advance of your check-in date. No online refunds inside of 15 days to check-in.
To request a refund, login and click on “My Reservations”, then select the appropriate "Refund/Cancellation" link and follow the instructions.

Refunds for credit cards minus service fee and cancellation fee ($5), will be credited back to your card. Card must be the same as original purchase.
To request a refund less than 15 days in advance, you must email an appeal, with reason, to <DLNR.DSP.Permits@hawaii.gov>  Appeals are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may not be approved.
You may add additional days to an existing permit (up to the maximum allowable consecutive nights stay), or you may switch dates entirely, availability permitting. Additional lodging fees, as well as a change fee, will apply and must be paid for at the time of the change. CHANGES TO DATES OF STAY MUST BE MADE MORE THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR DATE OF CHECK-IN. WITHIN 7 DAYS, NO DATE CHANGES ARE ALLOWED.
Availability permitting, yes, within the same park, you may switch your campsite number if there is space.
No switching parks allowed. To change your stay to another park, you need to cancel your permit, request a refund more than 15 days before check-in date, and purchase a new permit for your desired site.
There is a $3 fee to change your dates of stay, to switch campsite number, or to add guests.  There is no change fee to add days, but you will incur the additional camping costs for extra nights.
In the event that severe weather (flash floods/tropical storms or hurricanes) is forecasted to affect a park area, or forces a park closure, permittees will be notified and given the option to either revise their dates to a future stay, or receive a refund.  Inquiries regarding these situations can be directed to <DLNR.DSP.Permits@hawaii.gov>.


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