The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands announced Wednesday the continued cancellation of the issuance of camping permits and facility reservations statewide through Oct. 31.
The following Hawaii Island parks and facilities are impacted by the extension: Kuhio Hale, Puhi Bay and Keaukaha Beach Park.
Permits and reservations for camping at parks, pavilions, and halls on DHHL land will remain on hold as the state faces the continued rise of COVID-19 cases. The Department ceased issuing permits for camping and the use of facilities reservations in March.
“Given the increased cases of COVID-19 and in anticipation of Mayor’s statewide reducing the size of gatherings in each County, I have authorized the continued closure of the Department’s parks and pavilions,” said Hawaiian Homes Commission Chairman William J. Aila Jr.