Hilo’s Waiakea Public Fishing Area boat ramp and docks closing for repairs in May

The Waiakea Public Fishing Area boat ramp and dock, located within the Wailoa River State Recreation Area in Hilo, will be temporarily closed for dock replacement work. The scheduled dates for this project run from May 6 through May 20, 2024 with working hours from 8 am to 5 pm. Dates and times are subject to change.

General scope of work:

    1. Removal and disposal of existing north and south docks
    2. Installation of a new pre-fabricated combination fixed and floating dock system to the north side of the launching ramp
    3. Install a safety stop at the edge of the walkway of the former south dock. The south dock will not be replaced.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but please bear with us as we work to improve the long-term use and safety of the boat ramp.

For questions or concerns, contact our DAR East Hawaii Office at 808.961.9530.