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


PARK UPDATES: 10/15/21 - [HAWAII] - Water services at Hapuna Beach State Recreation area have been restored.


10/12/21 - [KAUAI] - Sections of the Waimea Canyon Lookout are currently CLOSED while repairs are done to the middle viewing deck. This project does not affect other lookouts in Waimea Canyon State Park and Kokee State Park.


10/1/21 - [OAHU] - The gates at the Keawaula Section of Kaena Point State Park will remain CLOSED until further notice due to lack of staffing and available contracted services.


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.


3/29/21 - [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.


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

Oahu State Parks, Beaches, & Na Ala Hele Trails Re-Opening

Posted on Sep 9, 2020

(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 this afternoon in Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Emergency Order 2020-26.

Note: Certain high-tourist O῾ahu State Parks that were previously closed, since March, such as Diamond Head and Nu῾uanu Pali remain closed. Please check for details.

Individual activities, such as walking, running, fishing, and biking will be allowed, as will continued access to the ocean, to comfort stations and outdoor showers in parks and trails under the jurisdiction of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Group activities are not allowed, with any number of people, even from the same household. Camping in State Parks or in camping areas managed by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife remain closed. This order is in effect through Wednesday, Sept. 23 or until it’s extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended.

OAHU State Parks Open & Closed List

1.            Aiea/Rainbow Bay:                                         CLOSED

2.            Keehi Lagoon Memorial Park                      CLOSED

3.            Diamond Head Monument:                         CLOSED                              

4.            Heeia State Park:                                            CLOSED

5.            Iolani Palace State Monument:                   CLOSED

6.            Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline:                      OPEN – (9/10/20)

7.            Ka’ena Point State Park:

•             Mokuliea Section                                            OPEN FOR HIKING ONLY – NO VEHICLES – (9/10/20)

•             Makua/Keawa’ula                                          OPEN – GATES CLOSED At KEAWA’ULA – (9/10/20)

8.            Ahupua’a O Kahana Valley State Park:    OPEN – (9/10/20)

9.            Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area:       OPEN  – (9/10/20)

10.         Laie Point State Park:                                   OPEN – (9/10/20)

11.         Makiki Tantalus State Recreation Area:    OPEN – (9/10/20)

12.         Malaekahana SRA

•             Kalanai:                                                           OPEN – (9/10/20)

•             Kahuku:                                                           OPEN – (9/10/20)

13.         Nuuanu Pali State Wayside:                        CLOSED

14.         Puu Ualaka’a State Wayside:                       CLOSED EXCEPT FOR TRAIL ACCESS

15.         Puu O Mahuka Heiau State Monument:   CLOSED

16.         Queen Emma Summer Palace:                    CLOSED

17.         Royal Mausoleum – Mauna Ala:                  CLOSED

18.         Sacred Falls State Park:                                 CLOSED

19.         Sand Island SRA:                                            OPEN – (9/10/20)

20.         Waahila Ridge State Park:                            OPEN – (9/10/20)

21.         Wahiawa Freshwater Park:                           OPEN – (9/10/20)