FAQ about ʻĪao Valley State Monument
What time does the park open?
Reservations begin at 7am.
When is the last reservation?
The last reservation is at 4:30 pm. You must enter the park no later than 5 pm.
How long is the typical visit?
Typically, a visit lasts from 30 to 60 minutes.
When do I need to leave the park?
At the end of your reservation time.
Do I need a reservation and purchase my parking and/or entry fees before I arrive?
I have young children. Do I need to pay for them also?
Children three (3) years old or younger do not need to pay.
Do you accept visitors without reservations?
No. Anyone without a reservation will be turned away (except local residents with valid Hawaiʻi State ID).
Do you offer military discounts?
Unfortunately, at this time, we do not.
When I made my reservation, it was only two of us. Now my three kids want to go. What can I do?
If it is before your reservation start time, you can return to the reservation website and purchase the appropriate number of additional entry tickets – if space is available. You will be charged at that point for the extra visitors in your party.
I have reservations, but due to a scheduling conflict, can no longer make it. What can I do?
Please return to the reservation website and see if you can cancel or modify your reservations (feature available prior to 3 days before your check-in). Cancellation fees may apply.
I have reservations today, but it is raining. Can I get a refund?
No, we do not offer refunds due to the weather or any other conditions outside of our control, unless there is an official park closure due to hazardous conditions or emergency.
I am bringing my family to the park, but I am unable to physically walk. Do I still have to pay an entry fee?
Yes. Anyone entering the park needs to purchase an entry ticket.
Originally, when I made the reservations and purchased my entry tickets, it was for myself, my wife and two children. Now my two children want to go to the beach instead. Can I bring two of my relatives in their place?
Yes, as long as you do not exceed the number of entries on the ticket.
I am a kamaʻāina, do I need a reservation, and must I purchase parking and entry fees?
Reservations are not required for all kamaʻāina with valid identification issued by the State of Hawaiʻi. Proceed to the entry point and show your Hawaiʻi Driver’s License or ID.
I am a kamaʻāina and I have out of state guests with me. Do they need a reservation?
Yes, your guests require reservations and must purchase parking and/or entry tickets. Please do not bring them to the park without confirmed reservations, as they will be denied entry.
I live in the state now, but I do not yet have a Hawaiʻi issued ID. Do I need to make a reservation and purchase entry tickets?
Yes. Once you receive your official Hawaiʻi ID, you will no longer need a reservation or to pay.
I am a kamaʻāina and I have a Hawaiʻi issued ID, does this guarantee me a parking spot?
No. We reserve a portion of our parking lot for kamaʻāina. But we cannot guarantee a spot. We will do our best to accommodate you. But you may be turned away, if no parking is available. Residents who walk in will always be accommodated.