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**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**

Monitor local surf and weather reports prior to your park visit.

[O’AHU] UPDATED 5/24/24 –  Ka’ena Point State Park, Mokuleʻia Section: Vehicle access road has REOPENED.

[HAWAI’I] UPDATED 5/13/24 – Akaka Falls State Park to Temporarily CLOSE Weekdays Starting May 15, see Akaka Falls announcement for more information.

[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 5/13/24 – Wailuku River State Park: Rainbow Falls; tree trimming starts today until 6/7/24, the park will remain OPEN but some areas may be temporarily closed due to safety.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/30/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: Kalalau lookout restroom is CLOSED until further notice.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/26/24 –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 3/18/24 – 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.

KALALAU CAMPSITES AGAIN HELD BACK FOR WALK-IN APPLICANTS

Posted on Apr 29, 2024

State Parks is pleased to announce the 2024 local resident holdback rule for Kalalau Trail camping

Beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2024, State Parks will issue a limited number of overnight permits for camping in Kalalau, Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, Kauaʻi. Permits can be purchased on a space available basis to walk-in applicants only at the Kauaʻi State Parks Office, in the State Office Building in Līhuʻe. Permits will be available, first-come, first served from 8am – 11am, Tuesday through Thursday, each week through the summer.

An additional capacity of 20 persons/night will be allowed from May 15 – September 7, 2024, and will be reservable up to 30 days in advance of your first night of camping (as an example, on May 1, one will be able to reserve camping stays beginning between May 15 – May 31. When capacity is filled, reservations will cease for that day.

This rule was in place for decades, but in recent years has been suspended for a variety of reasons, including the flood closures of 2018-19 and the COVID Pandemic. This rule was established to allow Kauaʻi residents a chance to enjoy Kalalau in the face of extreme global demand – Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park and its famed Kalalau Trail is one of the most popular park destinations on the planet, and competition for the few backcountry permits is fierce.

Details:  Additional Kalalau Permit Availability

-Overnight capacity for Kalalau between May 15 – September 7, 2024, will be increased from 60 to 80 persons/night (+20).

-Additional permits available to walk-in applicants only, at the State Parks Office in Līhuʻe.

-Walk-in permits can be purchased Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays beginning May 1, 2024.

-Permits will be issued beginning at 8 am, until 11 am or all capacity is exhausted, whichever comes first.

-Maximum 4 persons listed on permit (Applicant must provide all names at time of purchase, NO substitutions).

-Permits can be reserved from 1-5 nights up to 30 days in advance.

-Credit card payment only please