Waimea Canyon State Park
Waimea Canyon

**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**

Monitor local surf and weather reports prior to your park visit.

[MAUI] UPDATED 7/12/24 – Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area: Access to the park and cabin is CLOSED until further notice due to the recent Kula wildfire.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 7/1/24 – Polihale State Park: Queen's Pond access Road is CLOSED June 17-21 (M-F) for rock placement.  Pedestrian traffic should be aware of heavy equipment traversing through the area.  The park remains open - visitors should access via Cane Top access road and points beyond.

[HAWAI’I] UPDATED 7/1/24 –'Akaka Falls State Park is closed this week for additional repair work. Expected to reopen this weekend 7/6/24.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 6/18/24 –Kalalau Trail, Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park: Camping permits held back for local residents during summer, see Kalalau Trail site for more information.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 6/18/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: The gate to Puʻu O Kila Lookout will be closed to vehicular traffic due to road repairs beginning 3/19/24. The lookout will still be accessible by pedestrians, parking is available at Kalalau lookout.

[HAWAI'I] UPDATED 6/18/24 -  West Hawaii State Parks to close early on the 4th of July at 5 PM. Parks effected are: Kekaha Kai SP—Mahai’ula section and Manini’owali (Kua Bay) section, Kiholo SPR, Hapuna Beach SRA and Waialea section

Waimea Canyon State Park

2/15/24 - UPDATE - [KAUAI]: The Kokee Cabin Auction bid packet information will be posted this Friday, February 16, 2024, on our website, link below.

https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/announcements/

Hours Daily During Daylight Hours
Entrance Fee
  • Hawaii Residents = Free w/ Hawaii Drivers Lic. or ID
  • Non-Residents = $5.00 Per Person
  • Children 3 and Under = Free
Parking Rates

Non-Commercial Vehicles

  • Residents = No Charge w/ID or DL
  • Non-Residents = $10 Per Vehicle

 Commercial PUC Vehicles

  • 1-7 passenger vehicle =$25
  • 8-25 passenger vehicle = $50
  • 26+ passenger vehicle = $90

*Parking tickets are valid for Waimea Canyon State Park and Kokee State Park parking lots

Trail Names

Description

Waimea Canyon State Park overlooks of one of the State’s scenic treasures – the deep, colorful gorge of Waimea Canyon. The park consists of a scenic drive, lookouts of the canyon, a viewpoint of Ni‘ihau Island, wildland picnicking and trails. Adjacent forest reserves with long, strenuous hikes into and out of the canyon. Seasonal trout fishing. Pig and seasonal goat hunting nearby.

 

Recreational Residences Appraisals

In accordance with the Kokee-Waimea Canyon Residence leases, the appraisals for the 2022 rent reopener have been completed.  Please see the link for the method used to determine rents.  NOTE: This is applicable to existing leaseholders whose leases expire at the end of 2031

Recreation Residence Use Method 2022

For cabin lessee’s, more information on building guidelines could be found here: Kokee Design Guidelines

Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death

Notice: ʻŌhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha), the most abundant native tree in the state of Hawaiʻi, are dying from a new fungal disease. On Hawaiʻi Island, hundreds of thousands of ʻōhiʻa have already died from this fungus, called Ceratocystis. Healthy trees appear to die within a few days to a few weeks, which is how the disease came to be called “Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.” This disease has killed trees in all districts of Hawaiʻi Island and has the potential to kill ʻōhiʻa trees statewide. – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), University of Hawaii at Manoa

For more information on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death please see the links below.

Aggressive Rapid ʻŌihʻa Death Fungus Found on Kauai

Kauai Ohia Brochure