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Secluded spot in the Oahu Mountains. Getting there can be a challenge and Camping is very primitive. The only amenities on site are put toilets and picnic tables, plan accordingly.
On a clear night however the sky is amazing!
From the Website: Special Conditions
Public access through the Yokohama Guard shack is from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 4WD access only. Everyone in the vehicle must be listed on the permit. Only street legal vehicles are allowed; registration, safety check and insurance must be current. Permits must be printed out and on hand at all times. No Parking on Air Force Installation over night. All paved roads and areas immediately adjacent to paved roads are considered a part of the Air Force Installation.
At the campground, no water is available. Check-out from campsites is by 11:00am. Check-in to campsite is any time after 12:00pm noon. Hazards No hazards. Prohibited No prohibited.
Date of stay: September 19 Campsite: #16
This area is available to DoD ID card holders only.
Tent campsites are way too close together! Every 2 sites should be combined to make 1. Ocean view sites are very sandy and if you are near the restroom, be prepared for beach goers to walk right through your site to use the toilet…! (Side note, that’s my biggest pet peeve!!)
Tons of amenities here though, putt-putt, driving range, bar w/ pool table, foose, beach equipment rental, paint ball, small bouldering area!
Date of stay (Aug 19) Stay site (Kahua Kuou site #4)
Favorite Spot for family camping on Oahu! Free fishing (bring your own bread), easy hiking, and large spread out campsites make this a great spot to camp with little ones!
Each site at Kahua Kuou had a fire pit and the campsites are secluded enough where park goers are not traipsing through your site.
The park visitors center has a limited number of bamboo fishing poles available on a first come first serve basis. Or you can bring your own.
Recommendation: the hike with fishing gear, cooler, kids, is a little long..bring a wagon!
Date of visit (Jan 20) Stayed in Campsite #6 Like many campground in Oahu the campsites were very close together. We lucked out and there were not many campers in the park after 8pm. However during the day this Regional Park does get very crowded with weekend activities, parties, and tourists.
The Kualoa A site is tucked away from the massive crowds there to see Chinamans Gat and is a nice spot to listen to the waves gently crash against the shoreline.
Bathrooms worked, showers were very cold (expected), and there is a nice sink outside the restrooms to scrub dishes.
Would stay here again.
I would recommend the beach camping spots. We had a site a ways back and in the trees. It was private and nice. Gates close at 7:00 pm. Watch out for centipedes; I got bit and it was extremely painful. Outdoor showers by the beach. There are toilets. Beach beach in all of Oahu!
This campground is beautiful. The best sites are waterfront. You need to book early, the good sites go very fast! The campground is only open Friday-Monday. The camp sites are large and that makes it nice, because sometimes it can get crowded. There is plenty of shade too! I have camped here twice and would go back next time I am in Oahu.
Bellows is a military recreation facility on the Windward side of Oahu near the town of Waimanalo. Bellows has a section open to the public and a military area that requires a US Government ID and window stickers. The campsite is one one of the highest rated beaches in the USA Waimanalo Beach. The white sandy beach is a local favorite and must see while on Oahu. You can visit in the day or stay at the campground. The campground is for tent campers for individuals or large groups. You will need to come early on a Friday to get a spot for the weekend. During holidays you can expect large crowds. We like to go here during the week and get a section of the beach all to ourselves. The surfing here is not great since the reef is not along the shoreline. It’s popular for swimming, body surfing, and kite surfing. You can get supplies and food in Waimanalo or Kailua to the north. President Obama was known to play golf here and swim with his family.