3/20/20 – DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, VIRTUALLY ALL OF HAWAII STATE PARKS AND FACILITIES ARE NOW EITHER FULLY OR PARTIALLY CLOSED. ALL CAMPING AND LODGING WITHIN OUR PARKS IS SUSPENDED. WE ASK THAT THE PUBLIC RESPECT THESE CLOSURES IN THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME AS WE WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES IN THE STATE TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS. IN ADDITION, ALL STATE PARKS OFFICES ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED, AND NO CAMPING, LODGING, SPECIAL USE, FILMING OR EVENT PERMITS ARE BEING ISSUED, AND COMMERCIAL TOURS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. SEE “ANNOUNCEMENTS” BELOW FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND UPDATES. MAHALO.
COVID-19 LEADS TO PARKS AND FACILITIES CLOSURES SYSTEM WIDEPosted on Mar 20, 2020
Diamond Head State Monument Among Closed Parks
(Honolulu) – To facilitate social distancing recommendations, The Hawaii Division of State Parks is announcing the closure of all State Parks, Recreation Areas, State Monuments, Historic Parks and Wilderness Areas, and Recreational Piers to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.
- State Parks Offices statewide are closed to in-person access
- Caretakers will continue to maintain, monitor and service parks during these closures.
- Camping and pavilion use permits are suspended.
- Vendors and concessions have been contacted with cease-of-operations instructions.
- All parks will be closed effective March 20, 2020
Chairperson Suzanne Case commented, “While we are disappointed to have to close parks and facilities and to cancel hunts, camping, special use permits and events, due to the necessity of social distancing, the health and safety of our staff serving the public and the safety of the community is our highest priority. We continue working very closely with other state agencies and will provide updates about any additional closures or restrictions that might be necessary to keep everyone safe.”