Waimea Canyon State Park
UPDATE: 4/2/21 - Starting April 19th, 2021, all non-Hawaii resident visitors to Waimea Canyon State Park and Kokee State Park will be required to purchase both Entrance and Parking. Children 3 years old and younger free. For example, if there are two (2) passengers in your one (1) vehicle, you will need to purchase two (2) entry reservations and 1 (one) parking. These reservations will be available via the parking pay-stations located in the parking lots. Entry and Parking will be good throughout both parks, you do not need to pay more than once to visit both parks. Parking and Entry Hawaii resident visitors admission and parking is free with Hawaii ID or Driver License.
NOTE: Access to the middle and lower portions of Waimea Canyon Lookout is limited due to unsafe and deteriorating conditions of the lookout. Planning for the repair of the lookout is underway. We are unsure when these portions of the lookout will be reopened.
Rim overlooks of one of the State’s scenic treasures – the deep, colorful gorge of Waimea Canyon. Viewpoint of Ni‘ihau Island; wildland picnicking and short nature trail. Adjacent forest reserve with long, strenuous hike into and out of the canyon. Seasonal trout fishing. Pig and seasonal goat hunting nearby.
Rules & Regulation
Access to Kukui Trail allowed. All other trails, lookouts and park areas closed.
Recreational Residences Appraisals
In accordance with the Kokeʻe-Waimea Canyon Rec Residence leases, the appraisals for the 2020 rent reopener have been completed. The methodology section of the report is linked hereafter. NOTE: this only applies to existing leaseholders, whose leases run through 2029.
Rapid Ohia Death
Notice: ʻŌhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha), the most abundant native tree in the state of Hawaiʻi, are dying from a new fungal disease. On Hawaiʻi Island, hundreds of thousands of ʻōhiʻa have already died from this fungus, called Ceratocystis. Healthy trees appear to die within a few days to a few weeks, which is how the disease came to be called “Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.” This disease has killed trees in all districts of Hawaiʻi Island and has the potential to kill ʻōhiʻa trees statewide. – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), University of Hawaii at Manoa
For more information on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death please see the links below.
- ADA Accessible
- Picnic Pavillion
- Walking Path
- No Drinking Water
- Picnic Table
- Trash Cans
- Scenic Viewpoint
- No Motorized Vehicles/ATVs
- No Alcoholic Beverages
- No Rock Climbing
- No Commercial Activities
- No Animals/Pets
- No Camping
- No Smoking
Daily During Daylight Hours
- Residents = No Charge w/ID or DL
- Non-Residents = $10 Per Vehicle
Commercial PUC Vehicles
- 1-7 passenger vehicle =$25
- 8-25 passenger vehicle = $50
- 26+ passenger vehicle = $90
*Parking tickets are valid for Waimea Canyon State Park and Kokee State Park parking lots