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Kahana Valley loi view

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: 11/23/21 - [OAHU] - Diamond Head State Monument will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving.

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11/5/21 - [OAHU] - Beginning Saturday Nov. 6, 2021 the gates at the Keawaula Section of Kaena Point State Park will be OPEN on weekends from 7am to 7pm.

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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.

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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

Education

Welcome Hawaii State Parks’ education and interactive materials page. Here you can find educational videos, info-graphics and all sorts of information about our unique parks throughout the State of Hawaii. We are proud to partner with local volunteer groups and community members to help ensure the protection and preservation of our unique resources.

Educational Materials

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Kaena Point State Park

Explore this unique wahi pana, or legendary place, of Kaʻena Point State Park, and practice mālama wahi pana, or proper etiquette, when visiting significant cultural and environmental sites.

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Sticks and Stones Are Animal Homes

Take a closer look at what critters, sea mammals, and seabird wildlife are at Ka’ena Point State Park at Keawa’ula on the west side of Oahu.

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Kaneana Cave, A Portal To The Past

Listen to the mo’olelo, or stories of Kaneana Cave at Keawaula, section (west side of) Ka’ena Point State Park.

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Changing Tides, Changing Landscape

Experience the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline and explore the landscape that has changed over time.

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The New Buzz in Xeriscaping

See what dryland and coastal plants are best suited for your xeriscape garden at the Keawa’ula section (west side) of Ka’ena Point State Park.

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Plants Tell The Story Of Our People

Have you ever heard a plant speak? Learn with a scout troop that native plants tell stories of how Hawaiians used them in Ahupua’a ‘O Kahana State Park.

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Erosion at Diamond Head

 

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

There is more to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area than just great beaches. Learn about the incredible cultural history and natural resources before you explore the park.

A Day in the Life of NaPali Coast Park Ranger

Coral Spawning