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


PARK UPDATES:  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.


4/5/21 - [OAHU] -  Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area has ongoing construction work to the park and the entrance gate will be CLOSED April 5, 2021 through April 28, 2021. This has the potential to limit access to the Waahila Ridge Trail through the park. Additional access limitations may be intermittent throughout the month.


3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is now open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Haena State Park Entry and Parking reservations are also available for morning and midday reservations. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available. Permittees are encouraged to be vigilant and check the Hawaii DOT webpage for current Kuhio Highway access hours and protocols. - DOT Website:


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 This order is in effect through Wednesday, Sept. 23 or until it’s extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended.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)