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[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 2/5/23 – The Kalalau Trail, Napali Coast SWP has REOPENED today.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 1/31/23 – Kokeʻe and Waimea Canyon State Parks – WATER OFF at partial areas until further notice, facilities impacted. See respective park websites for updates. 

[MAUI] UPDATED 1/27/23: Sections of Makena SP is CLOSED for hazardous tree work. See Makena SP page for updates. 


[O’AHU] UPDATED 4/12/22: Sand Island State Recreation Area – WATER OFF, camping and comfort stations CLOSED. See Sand Island site for updates.

[MAUI] UPDATED 1/26/23: ʻIao Valley State Monument – CLOSED August 2022 through April 15, 2023. See ʻĪao site for updates.

 UPDATED 1/23/23: Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area – CLOSED through March 2023 (Per DOFAW). See Polipoli site for updates.


[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 1/20/23: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area – WATER OFF in the park, facilities impacted. See Hapuna site for updates


Posted on Mar 22, 2022

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

Beginning May 3, 2022, 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, 2022 and will be reservable up to 30 days in advance of your first night of camping (as an example, on May 3, one will be able to reserve camping stays beginning between May 15 – June 2.  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, 2022 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 3, 2022.

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

-Maximum 6 persons listed on permit (Applicant must provide all names at time of purchase, NO substitutions).

-Permits can be reserved from 1-5 nights

-Credit card payment only please