09/13/18- UPDATE ON STATUS OF STATE FOREST AND STATE PARK REOPENINGS/CLOSURES POST-OLIVIA

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Alert, Forestry & Wildlife, Main, Natural Area Reserves, News Releases, State Parks, Trail, Trails
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release
DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE 
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release September 13, 2018 

UPDATE ON STATUS OF STATE FOREST AND STATE PARK REOPENINGS/CLOSURES POST-OLIVIA

DLNR encourages people to remain vigilant for hazards associated with wind and heavy rainfall. Please report any downed trees, or trail washouts, etc. on the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Na Ala Hele Trails website at https://hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov/trails/#/

DIVISION OF STATE PARKS   http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/

Hawai‘i – all state parks are open

Kaua‘i – all state parks are open except for Ha‘ena and Napali Coast State Wilderness Park which remain closed (due to April 2018 floods)

O‘ahu – all state parks are open,  except for Ka‘ena Point (Mokule‘ia side) still closed to vehical access due to saturated roadways. Pedestrian access is allowed.  

Maui – all state parks open, except for Polipoli State Recreation Area which was already closed for scheduled roadway maintenance and improvements. 

Moloka‘i – Palaau State Park is open for public access.

DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE
Hawai‘i —  all state forest lands reopened Wednesday and normal operations have resumed.

Maui    – Kahakuloa Game Management Area: the Poelua Road access is not passable due to erosion, work to repair it is ongoing.  The Waikalae access road is open and passable.

  • Makawao Forest Reserve has a number of down trees and remained closed today while crews worked to remove them.
  • Kula Forest reserve remains closed for annual maintenance through November 2.

Moloka‘i – the Molokai Forest Reserve Road is not passable due to downed trees; the forest reserve entrance will be closed until the middle of next week while crews work to remove hazards.

O‘ahu –  all state forest lands reopened at sunrise today.

Kaua‘i – all state forest lands remained open.

Media contact:

Deborah Ward

Communications specialist

Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources

Communications Office

dlnr.comms@hawaii.gov

(808) 587-0396 (Communications Office