Pālāʻau State Park
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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: 5/21/21 - [OAHU] - The beach area of Ahupuaʻa o Kahana State Park is CLOSED beginning Wednesday, April 28, 2021 due to a potential treefall hazard. [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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5/17/21  - [OAHU] -  The closure of Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area has been extended through June 11, 2021. The park will be completely closed during the weekdays and technically open on the weekends however the gates will remain closed to parking and vehicle traffic. 

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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)