Kōkeʻe State Park
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**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**

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

[O’AHU] UPDATED 5/24/24 –  Ka’ena Point State Park, Mokuleʻia Section: Vehicle access road has REOPENED.

[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.

Kōkeʻe State Park

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

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

  • Non-Hawaii Resident Vehicles = $10.00 Per Vehicle
  • Hawaii Residents = Free with Hawaii Drivers Lic. or Hawaii State ID

 Commercial Vehicles

  • 1-7 passenger vehicle = $25.00
  • 8-25 passenger vehicle = $50.00
  • 26+ passenger vehicle = $90.00

*Parking vouchers are valid throughout Kokee State Park parking lots.

Trail Names
Camping

By Permit Only

  • Residents = $20 Per Night, Per Campsite
  • Non-Residents = $30 Per Night, Per Campsite

(available 90 days in advance)

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Description

The park offers commanding views of the lush, amphitheater-headed Kalalau Valley from 4000 feet elevation. Wildland picnicking, tent camping and lodging. Hiking in native rain forest and along rim of Waimea Canyon; additional trails in neighboring forest reserves. Excellent area for observation of native plants, forest birds and insects. Seasonal plum picking and trout fishing. Pig hunting in public hunting area.

Recreational Residences Appraisals

In accordance with the Kokee-Waimea Canyon Rec 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

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

Kōkeʻe Trails Map

Kokee Trails Poster