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Covid-19 Protocols: Wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks

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PARK UPDATES: 4/30/21 - [OAHU] -  Weather conditions have caused delays in the work at Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area and the park will remain CLOSED through May 28th, 2021. The park will technically be open on the weekends however the gate and parking lot will remain closed throughout the month. Weekdays the park will be completely closed.

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4/26/21 - [OAHU] - The beach area of Ahupuaʻa o Kahana State Park is CLOSED beginning Wednesday, April 28, 2021 due to a potential treefall hazard.

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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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4/7/21 - [OAHU] - Kaena Point State Park - Vehicle Access Gate on the Mokuleia side (north shore) is OPEN. The Keawaula gate (west side) remains CLOSED but the park is OPEN.

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3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Park Entry and Parking reservations for morning and midday are available. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available.

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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

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.