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[OʻAHU] UPDATED: 5/24/2023 – Kaʻena Point State Park Mokuleʻia Section: During the upcoming three-day holiday weekend, all vehicles need to be out of the park by 7:00 p.m. except for valid permit holders who will not be affected.  Kaʻena Point State Park Keawaʻula Section: All vehicles need to be out of the park by 7:00 p.m. See Kaʻena Announcement for details.

[MAUI] UPDATED 5/1/23: ʻIao Valley State Monument ha REOPENED. Reservations required for out-of-state residents. See ʻĪao site for updates.

[O’AHU] UPDATED 5/1/23: Sand Island State Recreation Area – WATER OFFLINE, in the park, facilities impacted. See Sand Island site for updates.

[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 5/1/23: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area – WATER OFFLINE in the park, facilities impacted. See Hapuna site for updates



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 »

The DLNR Division of State Parks is announcing the closure of Diamond Head State Monument this Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, as well as on New Year’s Day 2022. These holiday closures are due to… Read More »

The first non-chemical sunscreen dispenser in a Hawai‘i State Park was unveiled this morning. It’s a nod to the growing movement and legislation to get ocean users and beach goers to only apply mineral-based sun… Read More »