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11/27/23 - [OAHU]: Ka’ena Point State Park, Mokule’ia Section vehicle access is CLOSED due to saturated roads, the Keawa’ula Section had REOPENED.

11/27/23 - [KAUAI]: The Kalalau Trail, Nāpali Coast SWP is OPEN but Ha’ena Shuttle will be closed on 11/28/23 due to imminent weather and rising stream levels.

11/16/23 – [OAHU]: ʻIolani Palace State Monument is CLOSED on November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.



Video News Release:   (Honolulu) – Work to restore the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park to its true wilderness character continued during a three-day law enforcement operation this week. A dozen officers from the… Read More »

To view the special online, click HERE. Repeated sweeps of the Kalalau Section of the famed Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauaʻi since the first of the year, have resulted in 104 people receiving… Read More »

(Click on image to watch video) NĀPALI COAST & KALALAU TRAIL FOCUS OF INCREASED STATE STEWARDSHIPOne Arrested, 70 Cited, and Tons of Trash Airlifted Out Combined law enforcement and clean-up operations at the world-renowned Kalalau… Read More »

DLNR Seeks Input on the Alternatives for the Park Master Plan UPDATE 2/1/16 – Interested people are invited to review and discuss the preliminary alternatives for the management and development of Kealakekua Bay State Historical… Read More »

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… Read More »

Public Meeting to be Held  August 19 Download Master Plan/EIS (2019 Update) LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks will hold a public meeting next week on the… Read More »

The Kalalau Trail in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park is likely the most heavily used hiking trail in Hawaiʻi. An estimated 500,000 visitors and residents use the spectacular trail each year. Sandwiched between the… Read More »

Smoking is now banned in all Hawaiʻi State Parks, as a new law – Act 123, SLH 2015 – went into effect as of July 1, 2015.  The ban includes smoking, including electronic cigarettes, and… Read More »

In response to continued illegal campers abusing the fragile and overtaxed Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, Kauaʻi, camping permits are now required to hike beyond Hanakāpīʻai Valley along the Kalalau Trail.  Hanakāpīʻai is a two… Read More »

LIHUE – The State Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the Kokeʻe State Park Master Plan at its meeting on Oct. 24, 2013.  The result of a highly collaborative process with the Kaua’i community,… Read More »