Aloha! We are currently encountering delays in processing Special Use Permits, Camping Permits, and Kaʻena Point Vehicle Access Permits. We graciously ask for your patience during these times as both of our Honolulu Administrative Office Permit Staff positions are vacant. - Mahalo, State Parks
Kōkeʻe State Park
7/3/19: Parking Fees are now in affect for Waimea Canyon State Park and Kokee State Park. Parking tickets are valid for both parks, all day.
|Hours||Daily During Daylight Hours|
Parking rates anticipated to go into effect June 28, 2019
*Parking tickets are valid throughout Kokee State Park Parking Lots
|Camping||Koke’e offers tent camping opportunities with minimally developed campsites.
Fees start at $12 per campsite per night.
The park offers commanding views of the lush, amphitheater-headed Kalalau Valley from 4000 feet elevation. Wildland picnicking, tent camping and lodging. Hiking in native rain forest and along rim of Waimea Canyon; additional trails in neighboring forest reserves. Excellent area for observation of native plants, forest birds and insects. Seasonal plum picking and trout fishing. Pig hunting in public hunting area.
2019 Paving Project
The Division of State Parks has started paving repairs at Kokee State Park for the parking and roadway of the Park headquarters, Kokee Lodge, Kokee Museum, pavilion areas and CCC Camp. During paving improvements, the Lodge and Museum will remain open for business and parking will be available in the gravel parking area by the pavilion and at the camping area parking lot. In mid-June there will be paving activities that will close the parking spaces for the Lodge and Museum, during this time, parking in the pavilion and camping areas will be available. The project is anticipated to be completed in July 2019. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these times.
Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death
ʻŌhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha), the most abundant native tree in the state of Hawaiʻi, are dying from a new fungal disease. On Hawaiʻi Island, hundreds of thousands of ʻōhiʻa have already died from this fungus, called Ceratocystis. Healthy trees appear to die within a few days to a few weeks, which is how the disease came to be called “Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.” This disease has killed trees in all districts of Hawaiʻi Island and has the potential to kill ʻōhiʻa trees statewide. – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), University of Hawaii at Manoa
For more information on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death please see the links below.