State Parks

HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) today reopened the Makawao and Kula forest reserves on Maui, including Polipoli Spring State Park. Both forest reserves are open and all clear, however a flash flood watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. tonight for parts of Maui.

HONOLULU - The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces the following closures of state park and forest areas over the weekend as a safety precaution due to the anticipated arrival of a tropical weather system that may bring heavy rains and possible flash flooding to the island chain. Based upon the latest advisory from the National Weather Service, between 5 to 10 and even up to 12 inches of rain may be expected in some areas.

Today, representatives of the Division of Land and Natural Resources/Division of State Parks and the nonprofit Pacific Historic Parks dedicated a new Interpretive Kiosk and Gift Shop in Diamond Head Crater. It represents a creative and collaborative project to enhance the visitor experience at one of Hawaii's most iconic geological features and landmark destinations. Diamond Head or Le'ahi is among the most recognizable and cherished landmarks representing Hawaii to the world. IN 2013, visitors to the park frequently exceeded 3,000 people a day, making it one of the most heavily visited destinations in the state.

HONOLULU – Representatives of the Abercrombie Administration and nonprofit Pacific Historic Parks today dedicated a new Interpretive Kiosk and Gift Shop in Diamond Head Crater that represents a creative and collaborative project to enhance the visitor experience at one of Hawaii’s most iconic geologic features and landmark destinations.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release July 2, 2014  HAPUNA BEACH, KEKAHA KAI AND KIHOLO STATE PARKS TO CLOSE EARLY ON JULY 4 No tents allowed at Wailoa River State Park  KONA —The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division ...
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LIHU‘E — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will open this year’s season for plum harvesting at Koke‘e State Park, Kaua‘i on Friday, July 4. “This year the plum crop is poor and small,” said Dan Quinn, State Parks administrator. Permits to harvest will be available starting at 7 a.m. on July 4 at the Koke‘e State Park headquarters. There is no cost but forms must be completed and dropped in the box after harvesting.

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks today announced it is beginning a Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) process to issue a five-year lease for the existing campground at the Malaekahana State Recreation Area (Kahuku Section). The campground is currently operated by the Friends of Malaekahana under a month-to-month revocable permit.

HONOLULU — Due to a recent rise in citations for unauthorized entry into Sacred Falls State Park, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces and underscores that the park remains closed to the public due to danger from falling rocks.

For Immediate News Release May 7, 2014  AHUKINI PIER CLOSED THURSDAY FOR RESCUE OPERATIONS TRAINING LIHUE — Ahukini State Recreational Pier, roadway and parking area will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, while County of Kauai Fire Department personnel practice helicopter rescue training on land and at sea. For ...
Read More 05/07/14 – Ahukini Pier Closed Thursday For Rescue Operations Training

LIHU‘E – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has announced the opening of a feral goat and feral pig control hunt opportunity in the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park, Hunting Unit G. The areas open to animal control will be between the Ho‘olulu valley (4 miles) and Kalalau valley (11 miles) portions of Hunting Unit G, including Hono o Napali Natural Area Reserve. The animal control is necessary for watershed protection purposes, pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123 (13-123-9).