Camping permits for Kohanaiki Beach Park available beginning Monday


Starting Monday, the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will begin issuing permits to camp at Kohanaiki Beach Park, also known as “Pine Trees,” located north of Kailua-Kona.

People seeking camping permits must apply in person during normal business hours at the department’s administrative offices located in Building B of the West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway in Kailua-Kona.

Camping fees for Hawaii County’s 10 other campgrounds will apply to Kohanaiki Beach Park. Nightly camping fees for Hawaii residents are $5 for adults, $2 for junior campers 13 to 17 years old and $1 for children 12 and younger. The nonresident rate is $20 per night, regardless of age. A valid Hawaii driver’s license or state-issued identification is required to verify Hawaii residency. First and last names of all campers are required for a camping permit to be issued.

Ehawaii.gov also imposes a nonrefundable $1 per night processing fee for each adult and junior camper. Ehawaii.gov provides the software program for issuing camping permits and collects the processing fee.

Kohanaiki Beach Park features accommodations for up to 80 campers nightly, ocean access and both permanent and portable restroom facilities. Operating hours are 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Kohanaiki Beach Park is closed to campers each Tuesday and Wednesday.

For more information, contact Jason Armstrong, public information officer, at 345-9105, or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us.