10/20/14 – DLNR REOPENS STATE PARKS, FOREST AREAS, HARBORS Assessment finds minimal damage to facilitiesPosted on Oct 20, 2014 in News Releases, State Parks
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate News Release October 20, 2014
DLNR REOPENS STATE PARKS, FOREST AREAS, HARBORS
Assessment finds minimal damage to facilities
HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will reopen all state parks, state small boat harbors, and managed forest areas on all islands tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21. These state lands were closed on Friday for public safety due to anticipated heavy rains, flooding, high surf and surge. Assessments conducted by DLNR personnel have found minimal impacts from Hurricane Ana, which passed Kauai on Sunday.
Issuance of all state forest camping and state park camping permits has been restored via the Wiki permit online reservations website at https://camping.ehawaii.gov/camping/welcome.html
Any persons holding valid permits for state camping areas over the weekend should contact DLNR for refunds.
The Department reminds all swimmers and surfers to avoid murky waters due to potential for shark bite.
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