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NOMINAL FEES FOR CAMPING PERMITS AT CITY PARKS TAKE EFFECT MARCH 1
Waimanalo – At a press conference today at Bellows Field Beach Park, Mayor Kirk Caldwell and his Director of Parks and Recreation Toni Robinson announced that the city will begin charging a nominal fee to reserve camping permits for city parks around the island in order to raise revenues and make permits available to more residents.
Beginning March 1st, permits will cost $10 a night for a minimum of three or five nights depending on the location, plus a two dollar reservation fee. Each permit allows up to 10 people to camp.
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“The Honolulu City Council passed an ordinance in 2011 allowing for charges to be applied to camping,” said Robinson. “I thank Mayor Caldwell for authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to move forward and begin collecting this revenue.”
Three day camping ($32 dollars total for three nights)
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens
Five day camping ($52 dollars total for three nights)
· Camping permits in city campgrounds are issued for three (3) days or five (5) days only, depending on the park. Not all parks have campgrounds.
· Camping always begins on Friday and extends through the weekend ending on either Monday at 8am (3 days) or Wednesday at 8am (5 days). There is no camping on Wednesday or Thursday in any park.
· A camping permit for a three (3) day campground, Friday through Monday, will cost thirty two (32) dollars. A camping permit for a five (5) day campground, Friday through Wednesday, will cost fifty two (52) dollars. Note: None of these fees will be refunded.
· Camping is available for permitting two(2) Fridays prior to the Friday that you plan to camp beginning at 5pm HST. Camping permits may be obtained at that time by accessing our online camping program at .
· Online payment for your camping permit is handled through our website via PAYPAL. The city accepts online payment by Visa and Master Card only. When complete you can print your camping permit from your home computer. Note: None of these fees will be refunded.
· Camping permits may also be obtained at the DPR Permits Section located on the ground floor of the
· Application by mail or telephone will not be accepted.
· Wheelchair accessible campsites are available at Kea’au Beach Park,
For further information: https://camping.honolulu.gov/faqs.
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Jesse Broder Van Dyke
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell
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