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Two Month Closure: Kula Forest Reserve & Polipoli

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PC: Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The state will close the Kula Forest Reserve, Waipoli Access Road, Kahikinui Forest Reserve–Papaʻanui Tract, and Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area for two months beginning on Sept. 4, 2018.  The areas will remain closed through Nov. 2, 2018.

The closure was announced by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife and State Parks Division, and is to allow for scheduled road repairs, road safety improvements and fuel mitigation work.

Any forest or park permits for Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area for that period are being cancelled. All roads, hunting areas, trails and facilities and activities including hiking, biking, camping, and hunting that are associated with these areas will be affected by these closures.

The Waipoli access road will be closed from the Ali‘i Kula Lavender farm gate entrance to the Skyline trailhead gate from Sept. 4 to Sept. 24, 2018.  From Sept. 25 through Nov. 2, Waipoli access road will remain closed from the hunter check station to the Skyline trailhead gate allowing access to the Waiakoa loop trail.

Closure dates and times may be subject to change at short notice.


To report violations, the public is advised to contact the Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) at (808) 873-3990.


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