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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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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World Wetlands Day Celebration 2019

Posted on Feb 5, 2019

(Honolulu) – 38 years ago an intergovernmental treaty was signed that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. World Wetlands Day marks… Read More »

The Mahaiula entry road of Kekaha Kai State Park on Hawaii Island will be closed February 11-13 for completing road improvements including installation and painting of speed humps, signage and gravel road repairs.  The park… Read More »

In honor of World Wetlands Day, the DLNR Division of State Parks and the Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund are holding an anchialine pool workday and beach cleanup. 38 years ago an intergovernmental treaty was signed that… Read More »

The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will open a special feral goat hunting opportunity in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park. The area open to hunting will be called Nualolo Kai. Applications are… Read More »

1/14/19 – UPDATE – WHALE CARCASS OFF SAND ISLAND PARK On Saturday, (1/12/19) a cooperative operation between city & county, state, and federal government agencies resulted in the successful removal of a decomposing whale carcass… Read More »

Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) is one of Hawaii’s most iconic geological features and a significant natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resource, hosting over 1 milliion visitors per year. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR),… Read More »

The annual First Day Hike on the Makapu’u Light House Trail at the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline on O‘ahu is arguably the most unique of the nearly 1,200 hikes in America’s State Parks each New… Read More »

On Thursday, December 6, Lava Tree State Monument in the Puna District on Hawai‘i Island will open for the first time in more than seven months. The state park, within eyesight of the East Rift… Read More »

In April  2018, the Island of Kauaʻi exeperienced unprecedented rainfall, topping 50″ in two days in some locations.  The North Shore region, from Hanalei to Napali,  was particularly hard hit.  Multiple landslides along the shoreline… Read More »

Historic Flood Event Accelerates Long-Planned Improvements Repairs and upgrades to make Hāʻena State Park more resilient to future floods, as well as to address public safety and accessibility issues, will begin next week.  A replacement… Read More »