**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**
2/29/24- UPDATED - [HAWAIʻI]: Lapakahi State Historical Park has REOPENED.
The Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) are regulations established by the department through an extensive public review and hearing process. The procedure for administrative rules is set by Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 91. A proposed rule, or an amendment to an existing rule, is draft by the department, approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) for public meetings and public hearings, and reviewed by the Department of the Attorney General (AG). The draft is then presented to the public via public meetings and/or public hearings, where the public can give formal testimony on the draft rule. The rule is then revised, if necessary, and submitted to the Board of Land and Natural Resources for final approval. The rule or amendment is then reviewed by the AG again. Upon approval from the AG, being signed by the Governor and filed with the Lieutenant Governor, it has the effect of law. Please Note: Documents provided on this page are in PDF format. If your browser is unable to read the documents, make sure to download the latest version of Acrobat Reader from Adobe.
The following administrative rules are provided for general informational purposes only. These are unofficial copies. Official copies may be obtained from Division offices and the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement offices state-wide. Copies of the rules are also available for viewing in State public libraries.
|Hawaii State Park System
|(NEW, eff. 10/8/20) Title 13, Subtitle 6, Chapter 146
|Park Acquisition Trust Fund
|TItle 13, Subtitle 6, Chapter 147
|Assemblies, Meetings & Distribution of Literature on Department of Land and Natural Resources' Lands
|Title 13, Subtitle 1, Chapter 7
DRAFT RULES & PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES
Periodically revisions to administrative rules are proposed. Please see below for proposed revisions and how to submit testimony.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES
|Official Notice (Click Link)
To submit testimony on proposed rules changes click the following link —-> [Link Currently Disabled] Submit Testimony on Proposed Rules and Amendments
PARK RULES & GENERAL INFORMATION
Park rules are designed to help you and others have an enjoyable visit while protecting Hawaiʻi’s unique and fragile cultural and natural resources. Always observe and follow the regulations on posted signs in the parks. In addition, you can help and increase the enjoyment of others by observing the following rules.
Report suspected law and park rule violations to enforcement officers. On all islands, call 643-DLNR (643-3567), no area code required. For emergencies, dial 911.
|The use, launching or landing of drones or other types of aircraft is prohibited.
|Smoking, including E-cigarettes, and the use of tobacco products is prohibited.
|The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
|BEGGING AND SOLICITING
|Begging and soliciting are prohibited, except pursuant to Section 13-7, HAR.
|Vessels or any similar buoyant devices are prohibited where posted.
|Where not prohibited, build fires in the fireplaces and grills provided. Portable stoves or warming devices may be used in designated camping and picnicking areas unless otherwise prohibited. Dump live coals only in designated ash pits or receptacles.
|Operation or use of any portable electric generator is prohibited, except with a special use permit.
|Pets and other animals are prohibited wherever posted, and are not allowed in restaurants, pavilions, swimming areas, campgrounds, lodges, or on beaches. Where permitted, pets are to be crated, caged, on a 6-foot or shorter leash or otherwise under physical restrictive control at all times. Horses prohibited unless otherwise posted. Please clean up after your pet.
|Nudity is prohibited.
|Do not operate any audio device, television, or musical instrument in such a manner and at such times so as to create excessive noise or nuisance.
|Leave all plant life undisturbed. Where permitted, reasonable quantities of fruits and seeds may be gathered for personal use.
|REPORT OF INJURY OR DAMAGE
|All incidents resulting in personal injury or death, or property damage must be reported as soon as possible to the district office, and other appropriate agencies.
|SKATING AND SKATEBOARDS
|Skating and skateboards are prohibited where posted.
|METAL DETECTING DEVICES
|Metal detecting devices are allowed on sand beaches only.
|Drive and park motor vehicles only on designated roads and parking areas provided for such usage.
|Place all waste in trash cans and pack out trash from wilderness parks.
|NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
|Leave all plants, geological, historical, and archaeological features undisturbed.
|Leave the wildlife and their habitat undisturbed except where hunting and fishing is permitted subject to all applicable laws and regulations.
|LOST AND FOUND ARTICLES
|Lost and found articles are to be deposited by the finder at the nearest police station, or at the park visitor facility.
|Report suspected law and park rule violations to enforcement officers. On all islands, call 643-DLNR (643-3567), no area code required. For emergencies, dial 911.