Be prepared for your visit to the park. The weather in this coastal environment can be hot and humid for most of the year with many exposed areas and little shade. If you plan to explore the trails wear sturdy hiking shoes, apply sunscreen, wear sunglasses and a hat. Bring plenty of water as there is no water in the park.
Please be alert when exploring near the ocean. Check for any high surf warnings or other weather advisories before planning your activities. Never turn your back on the ocean!
NEW FIREARMS REGULATIONS
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this park.
“For nearly 100 years, the mission of the National Park Service has been to protect and preserve the parks and to help all visitors enjoy them,” National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said. “We will administer this law as we do all others – fairly and consistently.”
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.
As a starting point, visit the State of Hawai‘i's website: Hawaii Revised Statutes Title 10 Chapter 134 - Firearms, Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Did You Know?
Did you know in Hawaii, stones played an important role in everyday life. They were used for tools, cooking, and building walls and religious structures.