Frequently Asked Questions


You have questions, we have answers!

How do we get to Camp Olowalu and where is the check-in window?

Enter off Honoapiilani Hwy, near mile marker 14 across from Leoda‚Äôs and the Olowalu General Store. Make a quick left at the gate. Drive along paved side road parallel to the Hwy. Pass ocean front homes and coconut groves to your right, continue on dirt road to camp and circle. Park your car. Our check-in window is visible form the circle located in front of the residence house. (Camp Olowalu’s Site Map).

What are the times for check-in and check-out:

Check-in time for all locations is after 2 PM. Check-out time is before 10 AM.

Can I check in after the office closes?

Yes, upon arriving go to the check in window and there is a late arrival list with your last name and booking ID and assigned site.

May I request site?

Yes, we always try to accommodate site requests however they are not guaranteed. Please email us at for site preferences.

Do You Take Walk-ins?

Yes, as long as we have availability. There is an “easy check in” envelope at the check in window that allows you to register and pay cash/card at any time.

May We Rent A Single Cabin?

A frame cabins are part of a package and include all 6 cabins, bathrooms, common area, kitchen and mess hall. We do not rent out cabins on individual basis.

What do I need to bring besides my normal camping gear?

Reef Safe Sunscreen (if used in the ocean): Commercial sunscreen is detrimental to our fragile reef. If you find benzophenone-2, or BP-2 in the ingredients, please DO NOT use for water activities, snorkeling, etc. Instead, use eco-friendly sunscreen, or even better, use protective clothing (rash guards, etc.)
Footwear: Our camping sites get their shade from Keawe trees. These trees have thorns, and while we rake the area frequently and try to keep the impact as low as possible, we recommend wearing protective footwear, e.g. island style slippers.
Flashlight: The campground is not lit at night.
Biodegradable Soap & Shampoo: Making our campground as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible is our goal. Please contribute to our efforts and bring your own biodegradable products.
Snorkel Gear: The campground is located at one of Hawaii’s best snorkel destinations, a great (free) activity.
BYOC: Bring Your Own Cup! There is complimentary fresh brewed coffee in the morning.

What Is Potable Water?

It is drinking water.

Tsumani FAQ

Camp Olowalu is located in a tsunami evacuation zone. In the event of a tsunami, go to an area 50 feet above sea level, or go inland as far as you can. The tsunami evacuation map illustrates the primary evacuation routes.

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