Permits & Reservations

Aerial View of Honokohau Bay in the park
Honokōhau Bay

NPS photo

A permit is required for the following activities:

Activities That Require a Permit in Kaloko-Honokōhau NHP:


All weddings, regardless of size, must obtain a special use permit. Maximum group size for wedding ceremonies is 50 people. Weddings will be permitted for the Picnic Area only. See the Special Use Permits section.

Large Group Gatherings & Special Events

Gatherings with more than 25 people must obtain a special use permit. Groups can be no larger than 50 people. See the Special Use Permits section.

Filming & Photography

Please see the Filming & Photography section of this page for more information.

Commerical Activities (Business & Non-profit)

To operate a business, profit or non-profit, in Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park requires a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA). This includes commerical tours.

First Amendment Activities Over 25 People

Please see the First Amendment section of this page for more information.


Special Use Permits

  1. Complete, sign, and return the Special Use Permit Application (PDF 583 KB) at least ten business days prior to the event. Events with unusual requests will require at least fourteen days and events with potential resource impacts, up to three months for consideration.
  2. Read through the Park Conditions for Special Use Permits to make sure your event will be appropriate for the Park. Inappropriate uses will not be authorized.
  3. Submit a check or money order payable to the "National Park Service" for $50.00, the nonrefundable Permit Application Fee.
Printable Instructions for the Special Use Permit (PDF 166 KB)

  1. Weddings are limited to no more than 50 people.

  2. Potted plants, dried flower arrangements or other plants with seeds will not be allowed.

  3. All flowers and flower parts must be removed from the park.

  4. All guests including the bride and groom must pay the entrance fees unless they possess a valid park pass.

  5. Gathering of stones or coral for the construction of ceremonial walkways or to create messages is prohibited.


Last updated: May 8, 2021

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