This week’s featured Camping & RV Getaway is Bellows Recreation Area in Hawaii! This campsite is located within Bellows Air Force Station on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Active duty service members, National Guard service members, reservists, retirees, and Department of Defense employed civilians are welcome to stay here. Reservations are strongly encouraged; reservations can be made up to 13 months in advance.
Primitive campsites available at the Bellows Recreation Area include 55 family campsites on three site locations for $27 per day and 5 group campsites available for $133 per day. Bellows Recreation Area also offers 109 beach side cabins for $127 per day, 8 condos for $159 per day, and 10 cedar cabins for $40 per day. See out Bellows Recreation Area webpage for more information on what each of these lodging facilities includes.
Makapu’u Lighthouse from the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail//Image by Alicia0928 on Flickr
Bellows Air Force Station is in the Waimanalo area of Hawaii. Waimanalo is quieter than most of Oahu; Waimanalo is generally recognized as a farming area. Waimanalo is a close drive to the beloved Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail, a great hike that takes adventurers to a high point from which they will see an incredible view of the ocean. From November to May, keep an eye out for whales while enjoying the view! Waimanalo is a 20 minute drive to Kailua and a 35 minute drive to Waikiki, so guests will have quick access to the variety of neighborhoods Oahu has to offer.
If you’d like to plan a stay at the Bellows Recreation Area, visit our Bellows Recreation Area webpage to find more information and links through which you can make reservations. Make sure you bring a copy of our 2021 Military Travel Guide U.S.A.™, for information that will help you travel on less per day, the military way!
** Please note: Due to the impact of COVID 19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.