FRS Permitting and Public Use
The public is generally free to enter Forest Reserves during daylight hours, unless otherwise restricted. Access permits may be required to control impacts to sensitive areas, prevent incompatible uses, regulate entry during periods of high fire danger, or authorize scientific collection of plants or animals.
The following public use permits may be obtained from the Department at the Branch Offices during normal business hours:
For hiking or multi-use trails refer to the Na Ala Hele program.
For information on volunteer opportunities please contact the DOFAW Branch Offices:
DOFAW Administrative Office
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325, Honolulu, HI 96813
Hawai‘i Branch Office
19 E. Kawali Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Maui Nui Branch Office
54 South High Street, Wailuku, HI 96793
O‘ahu Branch Office
2135 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822
Kaua‘i Branch Office
3060 Elwa Street, Room 306, Lihue, HI 96766