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Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask when indoors and in groups, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks


PARK UPDATES: 1/4/22 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail is OPEN. Stay safe.  Aloha.


01/18/22 - [OAHU] - The vehicular access gate for the Mokuleia Section of Kaena Point State Park is CLOSED due to heavy ponding and poor road conditions. We will continue to assess the conditions and update accordingly.


12/21/21 - [MAUI] - Kaumahina State Wayside on the road to Hana is temporarily CLOSED until further notice due to staff shortage.


11/5/21 - [OAHU] - The gate at the Keawaula Section of Kaena Point State Park is now OPEN on weekends from 7am to 7pm.


4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] - Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach.  Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.


3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to



(Makena State Park, Maui) – A team of eight officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) conducted a law enforcement operation this evening at Little Beach in Makena State Park on… Read More »

(HONOLULU) – Hidden behind a thick barrier of kiawe trees, on beaches facing the airport, doz-ens of homeless people set up their tents and hand-fashioned homes. They are doing this on state-owned land at the… Read More »

Read More Popular Nuuanu Pali State Wayside Reopens Wednesday – Closed since nearly the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nuʻuanu Pali State Wayside on O‘ahu, reopens Wednesday, November 4, 2020.  The DLNR Division of State Parks had the park and scenic lookout… Read More »

As of October 8, out-of-state residents and commercial operators will be charged higher fees for entering select Hawaiʻi State Parks.  The higher fees were approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources in August.… Read More »

A $20,000 moveable, digital sign located at the Makapu‘u Lighthouse trailhead in the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline park was seriously damaged sometime Sunday night.  Personnel from the DLNR Division of State Parks were notified Monday… Read More »

STATE PARKS, BEACHES, TRAILS AND BOATING NOW ALLOWED FOR FIVE OR FEWER    (HONOLULU) – In an effort to avoid confusion and to mirror City and County of Honolulu emergency orders, DLNR is allowing larger… Read More »

The DLNR Division of State Parks (DSP) is preparing for the reopening of Polihale State Park on Kaua‘i, although no firm date has yet been set. Due to overuse and abuse, the popular beach and… Read More »

(Honolulu) – State Parks, beaches and Naā Ala Hele trails on O‘ahu that were closed in August due to Covid-19 control measures reopen on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 with the same set of restrictions announced… Read More »

At the request of Mayor Harry Kim and to mirror the County of Hawaiʻiʻs latest Emergency Order closing all County Beach Parks, the DLNR Division of State Parks is CLOSING all Hawaii Island Coastal and… Read More »

August 6, 2020 All State Parks on Oahu Closing Effective Friday at Midnight: Closure Plan Mirrors City & County of Honolulu’s Act with Care – Do Not Gather Order (Honolulu) – Large, unauthorized gatherings, social… Read More »

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