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Most State Parks & Forests Reopen After Darby

July 26, 2016, 8:13 AM HST
* Updated July 26, 8:17 AM
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One of the structures at Lapakahi State Historical Park. DLNR photo.

One of the structures at Lapakahi State Historical Park. DLNR photo.

Hawai‘i Island state parks, forest reserves, natural area reserves, game management areas and hiking trails reopened yesterday; however, anyone entering forest areas should use caution.

Staff were doing damage assessments Monday. Thus far, no damage to Hawai‘i Island’s parks and reserves has been reported.

Lapakahi State Historical Park visitor center is open; however, the trails in the park remain closed.

Waimanu Valley campground and Keanakolu cabin will be opened up for reservations.

Ainapo cabin in Ka‘u will be checked, weather permitting.

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Most parks have reported no significant impacts from the storm.

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However, park and forest visitors should use caution when entering these areas due to possible presence of downed branches, high stream levels, possible mudslides or flooded roads and trails.

Report downed trees, or other hazards to island parks or forestry offices.

Check weather alerts for any flash flood watch or warnings that may be in effect.

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Persons holding camping or cabin permits for this past weekend who were unable to camp due to weather may request a refund from Division of State Parks, or an alternate date.

Most state parks and forests on Maui, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i are reopening.

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