RV Parks around Honolulu

RV Parks around Honolulu
Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, is the state's largest city. There are limited resources for RV rentals and camping on the island. Several state parks offer primitive campsites for RV campers. Oahu attracts surfers from all over the world with its many breaks. Kite-sailing and surfing, scuba-diving, snorkeling, swimming, and mountain hiking can all be enjoyed on Oahu. Unless importing an RV to the island, there are limited RV rentals on Oahu. There are rentals of VW camper vans.

Ahupua'a o Kahana State Park

Visitor's to Honolulu and Oahu can chose to camp at one of the Oahu State Park Campground Facilities, such as the Ahupua'a o Kahana State Park. The campground requires reservations and permits. Permits cannot be purchased at the park. Call or use the provided website to secure reservations. Showers, bathrooms, and picnic tables are provided at the campground. Freshwater taps are on the premises for drinking and cooking water. Surfing, swimming, snorkeling, beachcombing, and boogie-boarding can be done from the campground on the park's beaches.

Oahu's State Parks--Ahupua'a o Kahana State Park
DLNR, Division of State Parks
P.O. Box 621
Honolulu, HI 96809

Sand Island State Recreation Area

Sand Island State Recreation Area has limited numbers of campsites for tent and RV campers. RV sites are primitive. There are freshwater taps for drinking and cooking water. The campground offers views of Honolulu Harbor and convenient access to the city. There are picnicking facilities, bathrooms, and showers on the premises. Hiking can be found at nearby Diamond Head. Road cyclists can take advantage of the location to tour and train on the roads outside metropolitan Honolulu. Surfing, scuba-diving and snorkeling are available from the campground. Reservations must be made prior to arrival by calling or going to the provided website.

Sand Island State Recreation Area
and Island Access Road
Nimitz Highway (Highway 92) Sand Island
Honolulu, HI 96782

Malaekahana State Recreation Area

Malaekahana State Recreation Area is inland, outside Honolulu. There are limited campsites for RV and tent campers. The RV sites are primitive. Bathrooms, showers, picnic tables, fire rings and barbecue grills are on the premises for guest use. Reservations for campsites must be made prior to arrival and can be done by calling or using the online portal. Shore sports, hiking and mountain biking can be done at the recreation area. Surfers can take advantage of the breaks and ride early morning waves. Snorkelers can swim the coral near the breakwater, looking at the many species of fish and sealife.

Malaekahana State Recreation Area
Kamehameha Highway (Highway 83)
Malaekahana Beach: Kalanai Point
La'ie Town, HI

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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