State Parks, Harbors, Forests on Maui Now Open

October 21, 2014, 10:32 AM HST · Updated October 21, 10:39 AM
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Photo by Wendy Osher.

Haleakalā cloud forest, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources reopened all state parks, state small boat harbors, and managed forest areas on all islands today, Tuesday, Oct. 21, following a weekend closure.

State lands were closed on Friday, Oct. 17, for public safety due to anticipated heavy rains, flooding, high surf and surge.

Assessments conducted by DLNR personnel found minimal impacts from Hurricane Ana, which passed the Island of Kauaʻi on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.

Waipoli hunter check-in station. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Waipoli hunter check-in station. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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Issuance of all state forest camping and state park camping permits has been restored via the Wiki permit online reservations website.

Individuals holding valid permits for state camping areas from over the weekend should contact DLNR for refunds.

Department officials also remind all swimmers and surfers to avoid murky waters due to potential for shark bite or encounter.

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