Pālāʻau State Park
Lehua flower

Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask when in groups, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks

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PARK UPDATES:  9/10/21 - [KAUAI] - Public restrooms at Haena State Park may be temporarily unavailable Monday Sept 13 from 12:30pm-3:30pm as the Department of Water makes repairs and improvements to the waterline along Kuhio Highway.

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5/21/21 - [OAHU] - The Keawaula gate at Kaena Point is now open on weekends. Gate hours are Saturdays: 6:00am to 7:00pm, and Sundays: 9:00am to 7:00pm. No overnight use allowed.

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4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] - Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach.  Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.

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3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Park Entry and Parking reservations for morning and midday are available. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available.

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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

Pālāʻau State Park

Hours  Daily 7:00am – 7:00pm
Entrance Fee None
Camping

By Permit Only

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

NOTE: Must have a tent. No vehicles are allowed in campground.

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Description

Scenic overview of historic Kalalupapa to which persons with Hansen’s Disease (leprosy) were once banished. Short trail leads to a phallic stone thought to enhance fertility. Picnicking and camping in a ironwood grove. (233.7 acres)