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Renovations, Traffic Delays at ʻĀhihi-Kīnaʻu, Aug 29 – Sept 30

August 24, 2016, 3:02 PM HST
* Updated August 24, 3:08 PM
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Visitors to the ʻĀhihi-Kīnaʻu Natural Area Reserve and Keoneʻōiʻo or “La Perouse Bay” area are advised that renovation of the Kanahena parking area is expected to create limited parking and traffic delays from Aug. 29 through Sept. 30, 2016.

No parking will be available in the Kanahena lot during those dates.

Limited parking will be available only at:

  • 1) the Reserve entry point lot, and
  • 2) Keoneʻōiʻo parking area (see map).

Parking for a maximum of 50 cars is expected to be at capacity between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Reserve visitors are encouraged to arrive early or make other arrangements.

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Keoneʻōiʻo, Kanahena Beach, and the Cove will remain open but will require slightly longer walks from parking areas using temporary, unimproved trails. Closed-toe shoes with ankle support are strongly recommended.

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Heavy equipment and construction vehicles will be operating on narrow roads with traffic control.

Motorists are reminded that parking on the Reserve road or shoulder, or stopping on the road to load and unload passengers inside the Natural Area Reserve, is prohibited.

DLNR officials say drivers who stop or park on the Reserve road will obstruct heavy equipment and will be promptly cited and towed at the owner’s expense.

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As a reminder, portions of ʻĀhihi-Kīnaʻu are CLOSED Aug. 1, 2016 through July 31, 2018.

Access to the northern and most often-visited portions of the reserve will be allowed during posted visiting hours of 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily.

Kanahena Overview

Kanahena Overview

Parking at Keoneʻōiʻo (La Perouse).

Parking at Keoneʻōiʻo (La Perouse).

Reserve Map.

Reserve Map.

"Dumps" surf spot in Mākena at ʻĀhihi Kīnaʻu. Photo 4/29/15 by Wendy Osher.

“Dumps” surf spot in Mākena at ʻĀhihi Kīnaʻu. Photo 4/29/15 by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

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