Early Closures for West Hawaii State Parks on 4th of July

Several West Hawai’i state parks will experience early closures on Independence Day. The DLNR Division of State Parks will close the following parks at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 4:


Kekaha Kai State Park, the Manini’owali (Kua Bay) section. The Mahai’ula section will be closed that day.

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, including the Waialea Bay section.

Lapakahi State Park.

Kiholo State Park Reserve.

Current park hours will resume on Sunday.

The early closure of these facilities is to discourage the use of fireworks, which are prohibited in state parks, and to protect people and the natural resources of the parks.

DLNR Opens Some Areas After Arrival Of Iselle Storm System

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces limited openings of its state-managed park and forest lands in the wake of the Iselle storm system.

Lava Tree State Park

Some areas will remain closed as a precautionary measure for public safety until personnel can assess the areas for damage such as downed trees and make any necessary repairs. Status updates will be provided as soon as they are available.


All areas managed by the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), including forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves, forest hiking trails, and game management areas, until further notice

  • County of Hawaii – Lava Tree State Monument and MacKenzie State Recreation Area
  • City and County of Honolulu – Aiea Loop Trail
  • County of Kauai – All state parks remain closed


DOFAW and the Division of State Parks continue to suspend issuance of camping permits for state forest and park campgrounds.

Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) small boat harbors remain open.

The public is asked to remain cautious. Storm impacts continue to affect the islands, including flooding, high wind, wave actions, and muddy trail conditions.