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**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**

Monitor local surf and weather reports prior to your park visit.

[O’AHU] UPDATED 5/24/24 –  Ka’ena Point State Park, Mokuleʻia Section: Vehicle access road has REOPENED.

[HAWAI’I] UPDATED 6/10/24 – 'Akaka Falls State Park is now fully open.  There will be a brief closure later this month (June 24-28, m-f), for additional repair work.

[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 5/13/24 – Wailuku River State Park: Rainbow Falls; tree trimming starts today until 6/7/24, the park will remain OPEN but some areas may be temporarily closed due to safety.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/30/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: Kalalau lookout restroom is CLOSED until further notice.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/26/24 –Kalalau Trail, Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park: Camping permits held back for local residents during summer, see Kalalau Trail site for more information.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 3/18/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: The gate to Puʻu O Kila Lookout will be closed to vehicular traffic due to road repairs beginning 3/19/24. The lookout will still be accessible by pedestrians, parking is available at Kalalau lookout.

Select State Parks on Kauai Closed Due to Rain and Flooding

Posted on Mar 12, 2021

Polihale State Park, Hāʻena State Park, and the Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park are all closed due to the impacts of heavy rain fall, flash flooding, and landslides. 

The entrance road to Polihale, on Kaua‘i’s west side, is flooded with numerous ponds of water along the route. Canal irrigation ditches have overflowed and is causing new erosion hotspots. The road is currently a river of mud.

Polihale entrance road flooded following the recent heavy rains.

The DLNR Division of State Parks made road improvements during a lengthy closure associated with the COVID-19 pandemic last fall, including speed bumps to make it safer. The division reports when the road begins to dry the mud turns slushy, causing further damage including large potholes. Administrators say keeping vehicles out until post-storm maintenance and repairs are completed, will shorten the overall time needed to keep Polihale closed.

On Kaua‘i’s north shore, the Kalalau Trail in the Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park has been closed for a week due to the continuing threat of flash flooding along streams. The adjacent  Hāʻena State Park is also closed, due to a massive landslide near Hanalei which has blocked the Kuhiō Highway, the only route into both parks. Access to these parks will not be restored until the landslide is cleared and road repairs are made. 

Kōkeʻe and Waimea Canyon State Parks remain open at this time.