Recreational Activities

Paddle Surfing

Welcome and aloha!

This page is designed to allow individuals to view recreational opportunities for Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resource's jurisdiction.

Using the navigational aids to the left, you can search for opportunities by activity type or by island. When viewing a link you will be able to find out locations of activities and what permits or registration, if any, are required. The navigational aid will be at your left while searching through the various activity pages.

Enjoy your experience of our states natural resources.

Hawaii has many unique and iconic natural and cultural resources. Hawaii residents and our tourism industry rely on these public spaces. The Department of Land and Natural Resources is charged with managing these areas in public trust. Overall, the Department manages 23,000 acres of inland surface water, 3 million acres of state ocean waters, 410,000 acres of coral reef around the main Hawaiian Islands. In addition, there are 2 million acres of conservation land and 1.2 million acres of state owned lands.

Among these areas, the Department of Land and Natural Resources manages 54 state parks, 20 small boat harbors, 25 boat ramps or landings, 275 miles of hiking trails, 19 natural area reserves, 55 forest reserves and hundreds of miles of state beaches to meet recreational and access needs of the public. Hawaii has largest tropical rainforest in the United States and the 11th largest state forest of which over 1 million acres is utilized for hunting.