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[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 6/17/24 – Polihale State Park: Queen's Pond access Road is CLOSED June 17-21 (m-f) for rock placement.  Pedestrian traffic should be aware of heavy equipment traversing through the area.  The park remains open - visitors should access via Cane Top access road and points beyond.

[HAWAI’I] UPDATED 6/10/24 –'Akaka Falls State Park is now fully open.  There will be a brief closure later this month (June 24-28, m-f), for additional repair work.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 6/18/24 –Kalalau Trail, Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park: Camping permits held back for local residents during summer, see Kalalau Trail site for more information.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 6/18/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: The gate to Puʻu O Kila Lookout will be closed to vehicular traffic due to road repairs beginning 3/19/24. The lookout will still be accessible by pedestrians, parking is available at Kalalau lookout.

[HAWAI'I] UPDATED 6/18/24 -  West Hawaii State Parks to close early on the 4th of July at 5 PM. Parks effected are: Kekaha Kai SP—Mahai’ula section and Manini’owali (Kua Bay) section, Kiholo SPR, Hapuna Beach SRA and Waialea section

Additional Parks, Areas and Activities to Reopen, including Camping and Lodging Opportunities

Posted on Jun 5, 2020

UPDATED July 1, 2020 – As State and County imposed measures have been successful at keeping COVID-19 at bay in Hawaiʻi, the Division of State Parks is commensurately lessening restrictions and reopening park areas in concert with County specific rules and guidelines.  Passive beach use is now allowed at all State Parks beaches in the State, although some gates will remain locked for resource management, public safety and due to fiscal constraints.  COVID rules and social distancing guidelines remain applicable, according to each Countyʻs Emergency Orders.  For a full list of all park closures and restrictions, please visit our individual park pages within this website.

State Park camping and lodging will be phased in more slowly, again in compliance with County restrictions, but we anticipate most overnight facilities will be open by July 1.  State Park lodging and camping facilities are NOT allowable quarantine locations.  


All Kauaʻi Parks are being reopened, including popular lookouts in Kokeʻe/Waimea Canyon and Wailua River State Park, as of Friday, June 5.  

Camping and Lodging in Kokeʻe State Park, Polihale State Park, and Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park is now available, subject to COVID restrictions.  Reservations are now open, and limited to a 30-day advance window, and all groups must be members of the same household.

Commercial boat tours, including kayak tours within Wailua River State Park and Zodiac Tours to Nāpali Coast (Nuʻalolo Kai) have been authorized to resume operations, subject to COVID restrictions.

Polihale State Park will open June 17 following the completion of road repairs.


Most Oʻahu Park areas are open, but certain areas, such as lookouts, remain closed.  Popular hikes are open daily.  Waʻahila Ridge Trail and the Makapuʻu Lighthouse Trail are accessible by walk-in daily, with parking gates open on Weekend only.

ʻIolani Palace State Monument has reopened for  guided tours, visit for info on hours and days of operation

Royal Mausoleum State Monument has reopened.

Nuʻuanu Pali State Wayside, as well as the crater interior and Summit Trail at Diamond Head State Monument, remain closed.

Kaʻena Point State Park (Mokuleia Section) vehicle access by permit will resume on Friday, June 5.  

Most Oʻahu campsites, subject to COVID restrictions, will reopen Friday, June 12.  Reservations are now open, limited to a 30-day advance window, and all groups must be members of the same household.  UPDATE – Camping at Mālaekahana State Recreation Area will reopen July 24.


The beach areas along the shoreline, fronting Mākena State Park, are available for passive and active use.  Mākena State Park remains CLOSED. Visitors should note that there are NO lifeguard services. Also there are not restroom facilities and parking areas remain closed until the park is reopened.

UPDATE July 16 – Waiʻānapanapa State Park has reopened concurrent with the reopening of the Hana Highway.  Cabin lodging is available as of Saturday, July 18.  Camping remains CLOSED. Paʻiloa Beach access is allowed for active and passive uses, subject to COVID-19 restrictions. 

ʻIao Valley State Monument remains closed, as well as the Hana Highway State Waysides.

Overnight lodging is open for the cabin at Polipoli Sprong SRA, Lodging at Waʻānapanapa is anticipated to reopen on July 21.


Palaʻau State Park will reopen for day use on Monday, June 8.


Popular beaches at Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kekaha Kai State Park are accessible for passive and active beach uses.  Hāpuna Beach parking area is open daily, and the Maniniʻōwali (Kua Bay) Section of Kekaha Kai is open to vehicle access on weekends only.  Most Hawaiʻi Island Historic Sites remain closed, but openings are anticipated soon. 

Kealakekua Bay State Historic Park will reopen on Wednesday, July 1 for land and bay access.

Kīholo State Park Reserve will reopen for day use on Monday, June 29, 2020.  Camping at Kīholo remains CLOSED.

Most Hilo area parks remain closed.  The Wailoa Center is scheduled for an early July reopening.  ʻAkaka Falls State Park remains closed.

Overnight lodging for Hawaiʻi Island sites will reopen July 1, 2020.