The National Park Service will conduct a planning effort beginning in Spring 2009 that will lead to a new General Management Plan for Kalaupapa National Historical Park. This park is complicated to manage since the lands, waters, and historical buildings are not owned in fee simple by the National Park Service. This section includes information about the general management plan, and copies of the many agreements and leases with various religious organizations, the State of Hawaii departments, and the Hawaiian Homes Commission. These are the bases that thus far allow Kalaupapa to function as a National Historical Park.
General Management Plan: Kalaupapa National Historical Park will conduct a planning effort beginning in Spring 2009 that will lead to a new general management plan. The new general management plan will provide guidance for future preservation and management of Kalaupapa for the next 20 years. Click here for more information.
Kalaupapa Foundation Statement, draft. The draft Foundation Statement is a draft of a plan which includes a composite of relevant laws, agreements, contracts, etc., which form the basis for future plans and management of the park. View the draft in pdf.
Current management documents guiding the park operations that are available are (click on tan colored text to see document):
Did You Know?
About 230,000 years ago a small shield volcano named Pu'u 'Uao formed the flat Kalaupapa peninsula. The rim of the volcano remnant rises 450 feet forming Kauhako Crater with a crater lake at the bottom more than 800 feet deep.