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Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground

O'ahu, Hawai'i

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  • Restroom and shower facilities at Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground.- Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground
  • Outdoor shower facilities at Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground.- Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground
  • South shore beach at Sand Island State Recreation Area.- Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground
  • Restroom and shower facilities at Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground.- Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground
  • Restroom and shower facilities at Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground.- Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground
  • Restroom and shower facilities at Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground.- Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground
  • Camping area at Sand Island State Recreation Area.- Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground
  • Campsites in the shade of ironwood (Casuarina equisetifolia) at Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground.- Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground
  • Typical campsite at Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground.- Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground
  • Typical campsite at Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground.- Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Closest campground to Honolulu/Waikīkī. White and sandy beach.
Cons: 
Open weekends only. Entry gates close at 7:45 p.m. No privacy between campsites.
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Alerts: 
Installation of a sewer main will impact certain areas within the Sand Island State Recreational Area. The drilling will likely cause noise for day users and overnight campers, specifically in Camping area A, which is closest to the work. All camping areas will remain open for weekend camping.
Region:
O'ahu, HI
Managed by: 
Hawaii Division of State Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Sand Island State Recreation Area Campground is a perfect destination for those looking to escape the bustle of the city while still being close to Honolulu. Get ready for some camping just off the coast of downtown, with fantastic views of the skyline and the Pacific Ocean, illuminated by the glow of city lights at night. This unique perspective campground has plenty of open space and access to a sandy beach, yet is located among the industrial shipping wharves and warehouses. Here, the atmosphere is quite different than some of Oahu's other campgrounds, but Sand Island still offers a surprisingly disconnected escape from the busy city.

Camping is only available from Friday to Sunday from 7:45 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. with a valid state-issued permit. Facilities include plenty of free parking, public restrooms and outdoor showers, baseball fields, beach access, and 35 campsites in three camping areas. Be aware that there is little privacy between camping areas, and some sites have no shade. Camping areas B and C are further from the park entrance, though B is closer to the swimming area and shoreline. For security reasons, the park gate closes nightly and does not re-open until the following morning. Rates start at $12 per night for up to six residents, with $2 for each additional resident. For non-residents rates are $18 per night for up to six people and $3 for each additional person.

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