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

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 5/19/24 –Kauaʻi North shore shuttle departures have RESUMED.

[O’AHU] UPDATED 5/18/24- Diamond Head State Monument: The park will remain CLOSED through Sunday, May 19, due to inclement weather and rock falls.  Safety concerns are being addressed and we anticipate reopening on Monday.


[O’AHU] UPDATED 5/16/24 –  Ka’ena Point State Park, Mokuleʻia Section: Vehicle access road has CLOSED due to saturated roads and inclement weather.

[HAWAI’I] UPDATED 5/13/24 – Akaka Falls State Park to Temporarily CLOSE Weekdays Starting May 15, see Akaka Falls announcement for more information.

[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 5/13/24 – Wailuku River State Park: Rainbow Falls; tree trimming starts today until 6/7/24, the park will remain OPEN but some areas may be temporarily closed due to safety.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/30/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: Kalalau lookout restroom is CLOSED until further notice.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/26/24 –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 3/18/24 – 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.

About Our Parks

Aloha and Welcome to Hawai‘i’s State Parks

download park brochure Hawai‘i’s State Park System is composed of 51 state parks encompassing approximately 30,000 acres on the 5 major islands. These parks offer varied outdoor recreation and heritage opportunities. The park environments range from landscaped grounds with developed facilities to wildland areas with trails and primitive facilities.

The outdoor recreation program offers a diversity of coastal and wildland recreational experiences, including picnicking, camping, lodging, ocean swimming, snorkeling, surfing, sunbathing, beach play, fishing, sightseeing, hiking, pleasure walking, and backpacking.

The heritage program protects, preserves, and interprets excellent examples of Hawai‘i’s natural and cultural heritage. The exceptional scenic areas are managed for their aesthetic values while vantage points are developed for their superb views of our Hawaiian landscape.

We invite you to experience Hawai‘i’s special environment, learn more about its unique history, and participate in the outdoor recreational opportunities by visiting our parks. But these uniquely Hawaiian resources are fragile and irreplaceable. So as you visit, please help us protect these resources for future generations.

Caution: Safety can never be guaranteed in our ocean and wildlands. Storms, strong currents, high surf and turbulent waters periodically and sometimes unexpectedly affect our parks, particularly during winter months. Vandalism can also make an area unsafe. As a safety precaution, familiarize yourself and your party with the safety tips on this web page.

Visiting The Parks

Our state parks are open year-round. Fees are charged for various accommodations, camping, guided tours of Iolani Palace, riverboat cruises to Fern Grotto in Wailua River State Park, entry to Diamond Head State Monument and ‘Akaka Falls State Park, parking at Nu’uanu Pali State Wayside, ‘Iao Valley State Monument, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and other special uses.

Permits are required for camping/lodging and for special uses such as weddings and large gatherings.

Hawai‘i’s environment is unique, diverse, and fragile. Our resources are some of the most endangered in the world. This means we must all do our part to help sustain Hawai‘i’s valuable resources.

Please be a good visitor

  • Pick up your litter
  • Pack out what you pack in
  • Do not damage the plants, animals, historic sites, and reefs

These resources are important elements of Hawai‘i’s past and our future.


The Department of Land and Natural Resources receives financial support under the Federal Aid Programs. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the laws of the State of Hawaii, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the State of Hawaii prohibit discrimination on the basis or race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility, of if you desire further information regarding Title IV, please write:

Office of Equal Opportunity
U.S. Department of Interior
Washington, D.C. 20240