Na Pali Coast to be closed for maintenance, animal control

HONOLULU — The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced on Monday it will close the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park and Kalalau trail from Hanakapi‘ai to Kalalau Beach, starting Thursday in order to restore the Kalalau camping area after a busy summer season.  

The Division of State Parks will conduct management activities during the week, including removal of rubbish and discarded camping equipment from illegal campers, repair and maintenance of park facilities and other clean-up efforts, feral animal reduction by public hunters with firearms, and enforcement actions along the trail and in the valleys. 

For public safety, this portion of the Na Pali park will be closed to allow management actions to improve the quality of the watershed, protect cultural resources, states the press release.

The park and trail will reopen Sept. 22.

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