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Kiholo State Park Reserve State Parks Camping



Description

This area is under park reserve status and still undergoing conceptual planning for future public use.  The area is a stark, lava-covered coastal park with small bays, sparsely vegetated coastline, historic lava flows, and wide open spaces.  Campsites are located along an unimproved gravel access road in a shaded kiawe (mesquite) grove fronting an 'ili'ili (pebble) beach.  This is a remote area with no facilities and NO WATER.  Smoking, including E-cigarettes, and the use of tobacco products in State Parks, is prohibited. Portable toilets are provided.  Call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Camping is allowed on weekends only (Friday through Sunday nights), and sites may be reserved up to 30 days in advance of check-in.  Overnight parking permits for campers must be displayed during park closed hours or vehicles may be cited and/or towed at owner's expense.  Maximum three parking permits per permittee.

GATES ARE LOCKED NIGHTLY.  When entrance gates are locked for the night, vehicles will not be able to enter or leave the park.  Gate closed from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am April 1 to Labor Day; from 6:00 pm to 7:00 am after Labor Day to March 31.

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 prior to check in.

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

3.  Effective July 14, 2020 Check-in time is now 3:00 pm; Check-out time is at 10:00 a.m.

4.  Set up time is no earlier than 2:00 pm. ALL CAMPERS MUST BE PRESENT FOR MANDATORY CHECK IN WITH STAFF AT 5:00PM

5.  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. 

Only names listed are covered by this permit.

No changes will be accepted to an existing permit less than seven (7) days prior to the check-in date.  Permits are not transferable.  No refunds will be given if requested within 15 days of your first scheduled camping or lodging day - all payments will be forfeited.  PERMIT MUST BE PRINTED, SIGNED AND IN YOUR POSSESSION WHILE LODGING.

Camping Rates:

Hawaii Residents:  $20 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons. 

Non-residents:  $30 per campsite per night for up to 6 persons. 

*chlidren 2 and under free

Permits are not transferable.  Printed permit must be signed and in your possession while camping.

For additional information please watch the following video: https://vimeo.com/369975403



Location

Take Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) north from Kailua-Kona or South from Kohala. The public access road is on the makai (ocean) side of the highway between Mile Marker #82 and 83. There is no sign on the highway indicating the turn-off, only a dirt pull-off with an access gate set back from the highway.



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 prior to check in.

2. Guests must provide their own liquid hand soap and hand sanitizer – we do not provide it.

3.  Set up time is no earlier than 2:00 pm. ALL CAMPERS MUST BE PRESENT FOR MANDATORY CHECK IN WITH STAFF AT 5:00PM

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. 

Only names listed are covered by this permit.

TENT CAMPING ONLY - May occupy campsite from 2:00 pm on first day of reservation and must leave site by 12:00 noon on departure day. Only names listed are covered by this permit. Do not drive vehicles into campgrounds. Campsite and surrounding area must be cleaned and fires put out prior to departure.

REMOTE AREA - no security personnel, no emergency or lifeguard services at this park. CAMPING ALLOWED ONLY IN MARKED CAMPSITES. No open fires except in designated rock fire rings provided at campsites. Smoking, including E-cigarettes, and the use of tobacco products in State Parks, is prohibited.  No cutting of trees/shrubs for firewood - bring your own or gather fallen wood from ground only. No telephone, no water - bring plenty of drinking water.


WHEN ENTRANCE GATES ARE LOCKED FOR THE NIGHT, VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER OR LEAVE THE PARK. Gate closed from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am April 1 to Labor Day; from 6:00 pm to 7:00 am after Labor Day to March 31. Overnight parking permits must be displayed during park closed hours or vehicles may be cited and/or towed at owner's expense. Maximum three parking permits per permittee. For emergencies call 911.

Permittee agrees to abide with the special conditions and the Park Rules and Permit Conditions.

No changes will be accepted to an existing permit less than seven (7) days prior to the check-in date.  Permits are not transferable.  No refunds will be given if requested within 15 days of your first scheduled camping or lodging day - all payments will be forfeited.  PERMIT MUST BE PRINTED, SIGNED AND IN YOUR POSSESSION WHILE LODGING.

Hazards

No hazards.

Prohibited

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Activities

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Amenities

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Facilities

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