**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**
[KAUA’I)] UPDATED 6/3/23: Kauai North Shore Shuttle departures to Hā’ena State Park is SUSPENDED until 10am for a Walk/Run Race.
[MAUI] UPDATED 5/1/23: ʻIao Valley State Monument ha REOPENED. Reservations required for out-of-state residents. See ʻĪao site for updates.
[O’AHU] UPDATED 5/1/23: Sand Island State Recreation Area – WATER OFFLINE, in the park, facilities impacted. See Sand Island site for updates.
[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 5/1/23: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area – WATER OFFLINE in the park, facilities impacted. See Hapuna site for updates.
Kōkeʻe State Park
|Hours||Daily During Daylight Hours|
*Parking vouchers are valid throughout Kokee State Park parking lots.
By Permit Only
(available 90 days in advance)
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