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Big Island State Parks to Close Early July 4

July 1, 2017, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated June 28, 7:59 AM
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks will conduct early closures of three West Hawai‘i parks on the Fourth of July holiday.

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (including the Waialea Bay section), Kekaha Kai State Park (including the Maniniowali Beach / Kua Bay and Mahaiula Beach sections) and Kiholo State Park reserve will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

“We are closing these facilities early to discourage use of fireworks, which is prohibited in state parks, and to protect the public and natural resources of the areas,” said DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case.

Normal park hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, as follows:

  • Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Kekaha Kai State Park: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Kiholo State Park reserve: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tents are not permitted at Wailoa River State Park in Hilo.


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