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Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve



Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve is located on the south side of Oʻahu in the district of Honolulu. The reserve was first designated on October 13, 1913, by Governorʻs Proclamation, and currently consists of approximately 11,254 acres, making it the largest forest reserve on Oʻahu. The reserve is currently composed of seven separate sections, covering much of the forested lands mauka of Honolulu.

Near Honolulu, Oahu, the Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve delivers a diverse opportunity for recreational hunting which include two ungulate species (feral pig and goat).

The Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve is a mountainous forest with heavily trafficked trails.

Allowed Activities
Rules & Regulation
Dogs Permitted
No Illegal Substances
No Unmanned Aircrafts

Additional Information

Accessibility Description


DOFAW manages public hunting on all Forest Reserve System lands. DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) carries out enforcement of hunting regulations (Chapter 122 Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting, and Chapter 123 Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting). General hunting regulations can be found in Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Title 13 Chapter 121. Current information regarding hunting rules, seasons and bag limits for all game species can be obtained by contacting the DOFAW Oahu office at 2135 Makiki Heights Dr. Honolulu, Hawai‘i, (808) 973-9782. All persons are required to have a valid Hawai‘i hunting license on their person to hunt or have a bagged game mammal in their possession. Hunting licenses may be purchased online from, from any DOFAW office or from any registered hunting license vendor. All hunting license applicants must show proof of having successfully completed a hunter education course that is recognized by the National Hunter Education Association.