This park has a spectacular setting on a peninsula on Kaneohe Bay. The gold-sand beach is excellent for snorkeling, and fishing can be rewarding as well.
There are two campgrounds: Campground A—located in a wooded area with a sandy beach and palm, ironwood, kamani, and monkeypod trees—is mainly used for groups. It does have a few sites for families, except during the summer (June–Aug), when the Department of Parks and Recreation conducts a children’s camping program here. Campground B is on the main beach; it has fewer shade trees but a great view of Mokolii Island. Facilities at both sites include restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic tables, and drinking fountains. Campground A also has sinks for washing dishes, a volleyball court, and a kitchen building. Gas and groceries are available in Kaaawa, 2 1/2 miles away. The gate hours at Kualoa Regional Park are 7am to 8pm.
Permits are $32 for the 3-day permit (for Campground A) and $52 for the 5-day permit (for Campground B). No camping allowed in Campground A Monday to Thursday; in Campground B, no camping Wednesday and Thursday. Reserve a campsite up to 2 weeks in advance at camping.honolulu.gov.