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Pets

Pets are prohibited:

1.) Pets are prohibited in all of the undeveloped areas of the Park. This includes all designated wilderness and all trails.

2.) Pets are not allowed on Hilina Pali Road; including the Kulanaokuaiki Campground.

3.) Pets may not be left unattended in a vehicle.

Pets are allowed:

1.) Pets must be leashed and closely monitored at all times while in the Park. They are allowed in developed areas of the park; including paved roadways, parking areas, and Namakanipaio Campground. However, please note: parking and camping areas are sites where the endangered nene goose frequent. Nene look very similar to the common Canada goose but, are the rarest goose in the world. Be alert ......... protect our native species.

Did You Know?

The Kamehameha Butterfly is orange and black, with white spots.

Only two butterflies found in Hawai`i are native. The Kamehameha Butterfly (Vanessa tameamea) is Hawai`i's state insect, brightly colored, and larger than the Blackburn's blue (Udara blackburni).