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Kohanaiki Beach Park camping permits available from county

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The county Department of Parks and Recreation now is issuing permits to camp at Kohanaiki Beach Park, also known as “Pine Trees,” located north of Kailua-Kona.

People seeking camping permits must apply in person during business hours at the department’s administrative offices located at 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 6 in Hilo and in Building B of the West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway in Kailua-Kona.

Permits also are available at: hawaiicounty.ehawaii.gov

Park users may check on space availability and purchase permits required for overnight stays at the website.

Camping fees for county’s 10 other campgrounds will apply to Kohanaiki Beach Park. Nightly camping fees for Hawaii residents are $5 for adults, $2 for junior campers 13 to 17 years old, and $1 for children 12 and younger. The nonresident rate is $20 per night, regardless of age.

A valid Hawaii driver’s license or state-issued identification is required to verify Hawaii residency. First and last names of all campers are required for a camping permit to be issued.

Ehawaii.gov also imposes a nonrefundable $1 per-night processing fee for each adult and junior camper. Ehawaii.gov provides the software program for issuing camping permits and collects the processing fee.

Kohanaiki Beach Park features accommodations for up to 80 campers nightly, ocean access, and both permanent and portable restroom facilities.

Operating hours are 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Kohanaiki Beach Park is closed to campers each Tuesday and Wednesday.

For further information, contact Jason Armstrong at 345-9105 or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us

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