Waimea Canyon State Park
Waimea Canyon

Covid-19 Protocols: Wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks

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PARK UPDATES:  4/7/21 - [OAHU] - Kaena Point State Park - Vehicle Access Gate on the Mokuleia side (north shore) is OPEN. The Keawaula gate (west side) remains CLOSED but the park is OPEN.

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4/5/21 - [OAHU] -  Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area has ongoing construction work to the park and the entrance gate will be CLOSED April 5, 2021 through April 28, 2021. This has the potential to limit access to the Waahila Ridge Trail through the park. Additional access limitations may be intermittent throughout the month.

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3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is now open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Haena State Park Entry and Parking reservations are also available for morning and midday reservations. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available. Permittees are encouraged to be vigilant and check the Hawaii DOT webpage for current Kuhio Highway access hours and protocols. - DOT Website: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/

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3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com

Waimea Canyon State Park

UPDATE: 4/2/21 - Starting April 19th, 2021, all non-Hawaii resident visitors to Waimea Canyon State Park and Kokee State Park will be required to purchase both Entrance and Parking. For example, if there are two (2) passengers in your one (1) vehicle, you will need to purchase two (2) entry reservations and 1 (one) parking. These reservations will be available via the parking pay-stations located in the parking lots. Entry and Parking will be good throughout both parks, you do not need to pay more than once to visit both parks. Parking and Entry Hawaii resident visitors admission and parking is free with Hawaii ID or Driver License.
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NOTE: Access to the middle and lower portions of Waimea Canyon Lookout is limited due to unsafe and deteriorating conditions of the lookout. Planning for the repair of the lookout is underway. We are unsure when these portions of the lookout will be reopened.

Hours Daily During Daylight Hours
Entrance Fee

*Effective 4/19/21*

  • Non-Hawaii Residents = $5.00 Per Person
  • Hawaii Residents = Free with Hawaii Drivers Lic. or Hawaii State ID
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

Rim overlooks of one of the State’s scenic treasures – the deep, colorful gorge of Waimea Canyon. Viewpoint of Ni‘ihau Island; wildland picnicking and short nature trail. Adjacent forest reserve with long, strenuous hike into and out of the canyon. Seasonal trout fishing. Pig and seasonal goat hunting nearby.

 

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.

Methodology Section of Recreational Residences Appraisal Report

 

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