DLNR News Release-Many Kauai State Parks Closed After Massive Weekend Storm, April 16, 2018

Posted on Apr 16, 2018 in Latest News

(LIHUE) – The record-breaking rain storm on Kaua‘i last weekend has resulted in the DLNR Division of State Parks closing the following Garden Island parks: Napali Coast State Wilderness Park, Ha’ena State Park, Polihale State Park and portions of Wailua River State Park. Currently there are an estimated 30 campers stranded in the Kalalau section of the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park. Efforts are underway to contact people who have camping permits to check on their status or to determine whether they made it out of the park safely?

The Division of State Parks is coordinating with Kaua‘i County and State Civil Defense personnel on prioritizing reconnaissance missions. All available helicopters on Kaua‘i are being managed based on immediate safety concerns. It is expected that Ha‘ena and Napali Coast State Wilderness Parks will remain closed indefinitely due to extensive damage caused to the road leading into both parks. Please continue to check the DLNR Facebook page and State Parks website for updated information: www.dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp

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Dan Dennison
Senior Communications Manager
(808) 587-0407

Dan Dennison
Senior Communications Manager
Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
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Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 587-0407 (Office)
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