Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources has closed Kauai’s Polihale State Park due to areas of the park that were damaged during heavy rains in December. The heavy rains damaged the park’s main entrance road including one of the bridges. The DLNR said that continued use of the road before it dried caused it to further deteriorate. The park’s new water system and restroom facilities remain inoperable due to damages sustained by the heavy rains.
In a statement, Laura H. Thielen, DLNR chairperson said, “It is necessary for all vehicles to stay off the roadway to Polihale State Park in order to protect public safety. The park itself is closed and no camping permits are being issued due to the washed out roads.” Stay tuned to Go Visit Hawaii for updates.
UPDATE: Polihale Park has reopened.