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Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Online Reservation System

REOPENING OF CAMPING AND LODGING TO BE PHASED IN: Due to COVID-19 concerns, camping and lodging in Hawaii State Parks and Forest Reserves has previously been suspended, but began reopening in June 2020. As restrictions are lessened, overnight uses will be phased in on a site by site basis, conforming to individual County allowances and COVID-19 orders.  Additionally, until further notice, when sites open,  camping and lodging reservations will be limited to a 30-day advance purchase window. District Offices remain closed, so no walk-in permit issuance is allowed.  DLNR apologizes for any inconvenience.  We wish you much aloha and good health during this time of uncertainty, and we look forward to serving you in the near future.  

Please click here and review the new conditions for overnight permits addressing health and safety issues related to COVID-19 prior to making a reservation.

Welcome and aloha! This online service is designed to allow individuals to reserve and purchase camping, cabin and pavilion (Hawaii island) permits for Hawaii`s Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Please note that you must PURCHASE and PRINT a copy of your permit in advance and have it in your possession while camping, lodging within any park or Forest Reserve or occupying the pavilion you have rented. Permits may ONLY be purchased online or in person at District Offices.  They are NOT available at the camping locations or pavilion site.  ALL PERMITS REQUIRE A FEE – THERE IS NO FREE CAMPING IN HAWAII STATE PARKS OR FOREST RESERVES.

Please familiarize yourselves with our refunds and changes policies prior to purchasing your permits.

I understand for each permit purchased, either through this online service or over-the-counter at agency offices, an additional ten percent (10%) administration fee will be added to each permit purchased. The administration fee is non-refundable and additional non-refundable charges may apply.

The system can be used to reserve camping areas from the following:

State Parks Camping
Hawai‘i's State Park System is composed of 53 state parks encompassing approximately 25,000 acres on the 5 major islands. These parks offer varied outdoor recreation and heritage opportunities. The park environments range from landscaped grounds with developed facilities to wildland areas with trails and primitive facilities.
Pavilion Day Use: Open pavilions located on park grounds for picnicking and group gatherings.
Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Camping in Hawaii's Forest Reserves is usually in remote, mountainous locations, providing a wilderness experience and often privacy. Campsites are for those who enjoy "roughing it"; they are accessed by hiking or 4WD and have few or no amenities. Check site details closely to ensure you are informed and have everything you need before heading out. Weather conditions can be variable and stream hazards may be present.