Hawaiʻi State Park Rules
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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: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/


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

Hawaiʻi State Park Rules

Park rules are designed to help you and others have an enjoyable visit while protecting Hawaiʻi’s unique and fragile cultural and natural resources. Always observe and follow the regulations on posted signs in the parks. In addition, you can help and increase the enjoyment of others by observing the following rules.

Report suspected law and park rule violations to enforcement officers. On all islands, call 643-DLNR (643-3567), no area code required. For emergencies, dial 911.

NO DRONESThe use, launching or landing of drones or other types of aircraft is prohibited.
NO SMOKINGSmoking, including E-cigarettes, and the use of tobacco products is prohibited.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGESThe use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
BEGGING AND SOLICITINGBegging and soliciting are prohibited, except pursuant to Section 13-7, HAR.
VESSELSVessels or any similar buoyant devices are prohibited where posted.
FIRESWhere not prohibited, build fires in the fireplaces and grills provided. Portable stoves or warming devices may be used in designated camping and picnicking areas unless otherwise prohibited. Dump live coals only in designated ash pits or receptacles.
GENERATORSOperation or use of any portable electric generator is prohibited, except with a special use permit.
PETSPets and other animals are prohibited wherever posted, and are not allowed in restaurants, pavilions, swimming areas, campgrounds, lodges, or on beaches. Where permitted, pets are to be crated, caged, on a 6-foot or shorter leash or otherwise under physical restrictive control at all times. Horses prohibited unless otherwise posted. Please clean up after your pet.
NUDITYNudity is prohibited.
NOISEDo not operate any audio device, television, or musical instrument in such a manner and at such times so as to create excessive noise or nuisance.
PLANTSLeave all plant life undisturbed. Where permitted, reasonable quantities of fruits and seeds may be gathered for personal use.
REPORT OF INJURY OR DAMAGEAll incidents resulting in personal injury or death, or property damage must be reported as soon as possible to the district office, and other appropriate agencies.
SKATING AND SKATEBOARDSSkating and skateboards are prohibited where posted.
METAL DETECTING DEVICESMetal detecting devices are allowed on sand beaches only.
VEHICLESDrive and park motor vehicles only on designated roads and parking areas provided for such usage.
WASTE DISPOSALPlace all waste in trash cans and pack out trash from wilderness parks.
NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCESLeave all plants, geological, historical, and archaeological features undisturbed.
WILDLIFELeave the wildlife and their habitat undisturbed except where hunting and fishing is permitted subject to all applicable laws and regulations.
LOST AND FOUND ARTICLES Lost and found articles are to be deposited by the finder at the nearest police station, or at the park visitor facility.
SUSPECTED VIOLATIONSReport suspected law and park rule violations to enforcement officers. On all islands, call 643-DLNR (643-3567), no area code required. For emergencies, dial 911.