Keahuolū Camping Program
In April 2014, the trustees of the Liliʻuokalani Trust set aside land to be used, in perpetuity, for the benefit of Native Hawaiian children so that they may enjoy an ʻohana-oriented camping experience. Located between Kailua-Kona town and Honokōhau Harbor are two campgrounds nestled along the Keahuolū shoreline. Halepaʻo is a sandy beach surrounded by a grove of milo trees with a swimming area and tide pools. Hiʻiakanoholae is a sandy beach to the north of Halepaʻo with tide pools, blowholes, and deep ocean waters.
The Trust is committed to preserving the Keahuolū shoreline, including its rich historic, cultural and natural resources. Many reminders of our ancestors exist here, with its wahipana (sacred places) and other treasures unique to this ʻaina. Campers must be mindful and respectful of this special place. (We encourage you to learn more about our mālama ʻāina programs specific to Keahuolū. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us!)
Camping Eligibility Requirements: To register to camp at Keahuolū, your child must be a minor (17 years of age or younger) and you must have an electronic copy of your child’s birth certificate showing proof of Hawaiian ethnicity. Additional camping information is available here.
All Liliʻuokalani Trust campgrounds currently are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Mahalo nui!