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UPDATE: 12/1/20  -  [OAHU]  - The Mokuleia side of Ka’ena Point will be CLOSED Wed. Dec. 2 for filming of Magnum PI. - WARNING - Dangerously High Surf is expected for North and West facing shores of Oahu Wed. Dec 2 and Thurs. Dec 3. 


11/23/20 - [MAUI] - Iao Valley State Monument is now OPEN. Paid parking by credit card only.


11/20/20 - [OAHU] - Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area will be CLOSED Monday 11/23 through Wednesday 11/25 to complete on-going HECO work. --- Previous: The Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area has on-going HECO work and access is limited.  The Waahila Ridge Trail is CLOSED during weekdays and OPEN on the weekends.  The park area is OPEN during weekdays however the gates will remain CLOSED.  Access gates will be OPEN on the weekend.


11/3/20 - [HAWAII] - Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area is now OPEN however restroom services are limited to portable toilets due to a recent water main break. Repairs are underway but not complete. 


10/13/20 - New Park Fees Are In Effect! - Diamond Head State Monument remains CLOSED until further notice.


9/24/20 - [OAHU] - Starting Sept. 24th  groups of five people will be allowed in OPEN State Parks, as well as, State Beaches and Trails.  Canopy-type structures are not permitted at this time at State parks, beaches and trails.



(Makena State Park, Maui) – A team of eight officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) conducted a law enforcement operation this evening at Little Beach in Makena State Park on… Read More »

(HONOLULU) – Hidden behind a thick barrier of kiawe trees, on beaches facing the airport, doz-ens of homeless people set up their tents and hand-fashioned homes. They are doing this on state-owned land at the… Read More »

Read More Popular Nuuanu Pali State Wayside Reopens Wednesday – Closed since nearly the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nuʻuanu Pali State Wayside on O‘ahu, reopens Wednesday, November 4, 2020.  The DLNR Division of State Parks had the park and scenic lookout… Read More »

As of October 8, out-of-state residents and commercial operators will be charged higher fees for entering select Hawaiʻi State Parks.  The higher fees were approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources in August.… Read More »

A $20,000 moveable, digital sign located at the Makapu‘u Lighthouse trailhead in the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline park was seriously damaged sometime Sunday night.  Personnel from the DLNR Division of State Parks were notified Monday… Read More »

STATE PARKS, BEACHES, TRAILS AND BOATING NOW ALLOWED FOR FIVE OR FEWER    (HONOLULU) – In an effort to avoid confusion and to mirror City and County of Honolulu emergency orders, DLNR is allowing larger… Read More »

The DLNR Division of State Parks (DSP) is preparing for the reopening of Polihale State Park on Kaua‘i, although no firm date has yet been set. Due to overuse and abuse, the popular beach and… Read More »

(Honolulu) – State Parks, beaches and Naā Ala Hele trails on O‘ahu that were closed in August due to Covid-19 control measures reopen on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 with the same set of restrictions announced… Read More »

At the request of Mayor Harry Kim and to mirror the County of Hawaiʻiʻs latest Emergency Order closing all County Beach Parks, the DLNR Division of State Parks is CLOSING all Hawaii Island Coastal and… Read More »

August 6, 2020 All State Parks on Oahu Closing Effective Friday at Midnight: Closure Plan Mirrors City & County of Honolulu’s Act with Care – Do Not Gather Order (Honolulu) – Large, unauthorized gatherings, social… Read More »

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