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12/4/23 – UPDATED – [OAHU]: Ka’ena Point State Park, Mokule’ia Section vehicle access is CLOSED due to saturated roads, the Keawa’ula Section has REOPENED.

12/4/23 - [MAUI]:  Mākena State Park, Oneloa (Big Beach) and Oneuli (Black Sand) beach gate has REOPENED.



State Parks Seeks Qualified Mobile Food Truck Providers for Multiple Parks Statewide On August 12, 2022, the Board of Land and Natural Resources authorized the Division of State Parks to solicit for Mobile Food Truck… Read More »

(KAUAʻI) – Over two years after closing, due to COVID concerns and overuse and abuse issues, Polihale State Park will reopen to overnight camping beginning August 14, 2022. Reservations will be available online starting August… Read More »

Wailoa Center Exhibitions

Posted on Jun 28, 2022

(HAWAIʻI) – Hilo’s popular Wailoa Center was designed by Oda McCarty Architects Ltd. and was completed in 1967. Wailoa Center helped to breathe new life into the green-zone created by the devastating 1960 tsunami along… Read More »

Kaʻena Talk Story Series

Posted on May 17, 2022

Join DLNR State Parks every Last Friday for our Kaʻena Talk Story Series at Farm to Barn Haleʻiwa from 6 pm-7 pm. Bring friends and family and enjoy the sunset with interactive games and activities… Read More »

Park Improvements We want to know your thoughts. The Division of State Parks and the planning team from HHF Planners will be at the Wahiawā Freshwater State Recreation Area for a casual in-person, drop-in event… Read More »

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,… Read More »

NEW State Park Reservation System

Posted on Apr 27, 2022

Reservation systems implemented on Kaua‘i, at Hā‘ena State Park and on Maui at Waiʻānapanapa State Park, have improved the quality of visitor experiences and have reduced impacts on adjacent communities and park resources. Diamond Head… Read More »


Posted on Apr 18, 2022

The Division of State Parks invited the public to review the draft of the 2021 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The Summary and Final 2021 SCORP Document could be found on the 2021 SCORP… Read More »

(Kahului) – Due to hazardous conditions and impassable roads and trails caused by this week’s heavy rains and strong winds, DLNR has closed the Kula State Forest Reserve, Kahikinui State Forest Reserve – Papa’anui Tract,… Read More »

Virtual meeting next week discusses management plans for state acquired lands (Lahaina) – An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 30, for those interested in learning about management plans for state lands between… Read More »