Kōkeʻe State Park
12/27/19 - Koke'e - The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has closed a portion of Public Hunting Unit H in the Pu‘u ka Pele Forest Reserve on the west side of Kaua‘i until further notice. The closed portion of the hunting unit is bounded by Makaha Ridge Rd., Kokee Rd., Nualolo Trail and the coastline. Please note that Miloli‘i Road and Nu’alolo trail within this area are both closed. This is due to continuing search and recovery efforts associated with a helicopter crash in the Koke‘e area.
DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers will be stationed at entry points to inform hunters and others.
|Hours||Daily During Daylight Hours|
*Parking vouchers are valid throughout Kokee State Park parking lots.
|Camping||Koke’e offers tent camping opportunities with minimally developed campsites.
Fees start at $12 per campsite per night.
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 Kokeʻe-Waimea Canyon Rec Residence leases, the appraisals for the 2020 rent reopener have been completed. The methodology section of the report is linked hereafter. NOTE: this only applies to existing leaseholders, whose leases run through 2029.
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.