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Permitted camping resumes tomorrow, maximum 5 people per campsite

Canopy permits not required with camping permit, but canopy guidelines must be followed

O‘AHU -- With permitted camping resuming in City campgrounds tomorrow afternoon, Friday, Oct. 9, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is taking this opportunity to remind the public of some of the changes to camping operations amidst the current Mayoral Emergency Order.

  1. Currently, only 5 people are allowed per campsite. This is in accordance with the current Tier 1 reopening guideline limiting social gatherings to 5 people regardless of household. While regular campground rules allow for 10 people per campsite, the Emergency Order supersedes this rule. DPR is working to adjust the permit printouts to reflect this change, however previously issued camping permits may erroneously indicate that 10 people are allowed per campsite. We apologize for this confusion.
  1. A separate canopy permit is not needed for those with valid camping permits. However, campers must follow the Canopy Permit Guidelines.
  1. The capacity of City campgrounds was previously reduced to accommodate physical distancing guidelines between campsites. Generally, this resulted in about half of the campgrounds remaining available for public use. Currently there are 16 campgrounds available to the public with 108 campsites.
  1. Campground A at Kualoa Regional Park is scheduled to remain closed through November 16, 2020 while a Kākou for Parks comfort station renovation is completed.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability or an interpreter for a language other than English, please call DPR at (808) 768-3003 on weekdays from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or email

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