The state of Hawaii has launched a new online camping and lodging reservation and permit system for Hawaii’s state parks, according to the Associated Press.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources said Monday (April 12) that the new online system eliminates the need to visit state park offices, or to call and ask for campsite and cabin availability, and then mail in permit applications and payment.
The system accepts payment by credit card. Officials say it also saves staff time and cuts costs on processing mailed or faxed permit applications and payments for camping and lodging reservations.
Mail-in permit requests will be discontinued, but members of the public are still able to visit the respective office for personal, same-day permit service.