Things To Do
Access to the park is very restricted. Persons wishing to access the park must prearrange their visit with the Hawaii State Department of Health at 808-567-6924 or contact Damien tours at 808-567-6171. Access to the park will be denied to anyone that has not made prior arrangements and obtained necessary authorization. The National Park Service does not offer any regularly scheduled interpretive programs or activities because of the restricted nature of visitation to the park. Tours of the park are offered through a commercial service, owned and operated by a Kalaupapa resident. The Kalaupapa overlook from topside Moloka'i at Pala'au State Park offers wayside interpretive exhibits for visitor understanding. There are additional wayside exhibits located throughout the park.
WARNING: There are no medical facilities at Kalaupapa. The 3.5 mile trail to the park is extremely steep and challenging with uneven surfaces. Only very physically fit persons should attempt the trail.
Did You Know?
Sea cliffs rising two thousand feet above the peninsula and ocean separate Kalaupapa from the rest of the island of Moloka'i. In 1972 this area was designated as the North Shore Cliffs National Natural Landmark, recognized as a significant example of sea cliffs in the nation's natural heritage.