Citations Issued for Illegal Camping on State and County Beach Parks

Due to having received numerous complaints from members of the community, North Kohala Community Police along with Area II Special Enforcement Unit Officers, and Hawaii County Parks and Recreation’s maintenance workers, conducted a beach park sweep of individuals camping without a camper’s permit.

A total of six citations were issued to six individuals on Friday. A total of five tents were removed from Kapa’a Beach Park.

HPD issued a public reminder that it’s necessary to obtain proper camping permits when camping on state and county beach parks.