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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area State Parks Camping


NOTICE:  The Hāpuna A-Frame shelters will be unavailable for rental from approximately April 11-May 16, 2016 while improvements to the lodging area are being completed.  This work will not impact any day-use or beach access areas of the park.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Landscaped beach park with swimming during calm seas, bodysurfing during periods of shore breaks, sunbathing and other beach-related activities, picnicking and shelter lodging opportunities. Dangerous rip currents and pounding shore breaks during periods of high surf! Waves over 3 feet high are for experts--all other should stay out of the water and away from the shoreline! Lifeguard services. Hiking opportunity along the coastal trail.

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area has 4-person A-Frame shelters.  These shelters consist of a single screened room with wooden sleeping platforms and a picnic table. Centrally located is a pavilion with a range, refrigerator, and tables. Comfort Stations with cold showers and restrooms are available for shared use by all shelters.  Smoking, including E-cigarettes, and the use of tobacco products in State Parks, is prohibited.


Check-in:  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Check-Out no later than 10:00 a.m. (See permit special conditions for instructions)


Hawaii Residents:  $30 per shelter per night.
Non-residents:  $50 per shelter per night.

Online reservations for the shelters at Hapuna must be made at least 7 days in advance of check-in date.  No changes will be accepted to an existing permit less than seven (7) days prior to the check-in date.  Permits are not transferable.  PERMIT MUST BE PRINTED, SIGNED AND IN YOUR POSSESSION WHILE LODGING.


On Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway (Highway 19), 2.3 miles south of Kawaihae.

Special Conditions

Check-in with park caretaker 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check-out no later than 10:00 a.m. Please contact park for late check-in due to unforeseen circumstances or emergencies. Park day contact number - (808) 882-6206.
IMPORTANT ACCESS INFO: PERMIT REQUIRED FOR ACCESS TO YOUR CABIN. Locks to your cabin, comfort station and cooking facility are combination locks. The last four (4) digits of your permit number is your access code.

Permits must be obtained at least seven (7) days in advance of occupancy date. No changes will be accepted to an existing permit less than seven (7) days prior to the check-in date shown on the permit. Permits are not transferable.

No fires are permitted in or outside of shelters. No campers, trailers or tent camping allowed. Smoking, including E-cigarettes, and the use of tobacco products in State Parks, is prohibited.  Clean shelter before departure. Comfort station and cooking facility use by permitted occupants only. Pay phone located at beach parking lot.

I have read and agree to abide with the above special conditions and the Rules and Permit Conditions on the second page of this permit.


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