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Few parks remain closed following Flossie’s departure (UPDATE July 30, 1:00 p.m.)


The following parks have reopened following this morning’s assessment of conditions:

Hawaii Island:

State Parks

Hapuna Beach State Recreational Area (including Hapuna and Waialea sections)

Kiholo State Park Reserve

Kekaha Kai State Park (including Manini owali (Kua Bay) and Mahaiula sections)

Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

Lapakahi State Historical Park


State Parks

Iao Valley State Monument Park

Makena State Park (except Black sand beach area access road remains closed)

The following trails, campgrounds, and parks remain closed pending further assessment of conditions following high winds and heavy rain caused by tropical depression Flossie.

[note: Many of these areas are in remote locations and will take longer to evaluate and assess conditions.  Some areas morning assessments have determined that the locations will remain closed. In these cases a summary of damages and findings are noted in parenthesis.]

Hawaii Island:

Division of Forestry and Wildlife

Ainapo trail and cabin

Pololu trail

Waimanu trail and campground


Division of Forestry and Wildlife

Kula Forest Reserve

Makawao Forest Reserve

State Parks

Waianapanapa State Park (assessment found fallen trees, branches, and debris that needs to be cleaned up prior to         re-opening.  Hana still without electricity which affects Waianapanapa cabins.)

Black sand beach portion of Makena State Park remains closed (access road closed)

Polipoli State Park

(road still closed due to saturated conditions and potential for falling trees, area will remain closed until road is determined passable)


State Parks

Kalalau Trail in the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park


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