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Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask when in groups, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks

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PARK UPDATES: 7/26/21 - [OAHU] - Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area will be CLOSED on July 28th to repair a waterline leak at the entrance of the park. The park will be closed to vehicles and visitors during this time period. The park will reopen once the repair is completed.

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5/21/21 - [OAHU] - The Keawaula gate at Kaena Point is now open on weekends. Gate hours are Saturdays: 6:00am to 7:00pm, and Sundays: 9:00am to 7:00pm. No overnight use allowed.

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4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] - Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach.  Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.

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3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Park Entry and Parking reservations for morning and midday are available. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available.

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3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com

DLNR EXTENDS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR DRAFT MASTER PLAN, EIS FOR HĀ‘ENA STATE PARK

Posted on Sep 9, 2015

Comments will be accepted through October 8, 2015

Download Master Plan/EIS (2019 Update)

LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks will continue to accept public comments on the Master Plan and Draft EIS for Hā‘ena State Park through October 8, 2015. The required public comment period of forty-five (45) days, ends today, but State Parks will continue to accept comments in response to requests from the public to allow more time to review the large and complex document. A public meeting held in Hanalei on August 19th to present the plan which attracted nearly 300 attendees, many of whom suggested that there was not enough time to adequately review the plan and provide comments by the September 8 deadline. Additional written requests for more time have been received by DLNR. “We believe it is important for the public to have additional time to provide quality feedback to improve the plan,” said Suzanne case, DLNR Chairperson. “ The plan is complex, contains unique and untested elements to reduce resources impacts, with an overarching goal to simply improve public safety and restore a quality experience to the public – this warrants more time for public review” said Curt Cottrell, newly selected State Parks Administrator.

The Division of State Parks and PBR Hawaii, its Consultant for the Hā‘ena State Park Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), have worked collaboratively with the community to develop and refine a Master Plan for the park. As part of the master planning process, a 32-member Master Plan Advisory Committee (MPAC) was established and focused on the cultural and historical significance of the area.  

The draft EIS is currently available for download – click here to access the document.. Comments should be sent to Lauren Tanaka, Division of State Parks, 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 310, Honolulu, HI  96813 or by email to:  [email protected] or to Kimi Yuen, PBR Hawaii, 1001 Bishop St., Suite 650, Honolulu, HI  96813 with email: [email protected].  To receive a written response, please include your full name and mailing address.