The pilot project for Keawaula is to allow after hours recreational activities, such as fishing, but not to allow camping. The permit process was put in place after park hours were established and posted. This will allow enforcement to ask unpermitted individuals and groups to leave, but allow fishers to stay in the park. We're allowing the use of a portable canopy with up to two sides for protection from the elements, but not sleeping gear. We want to allow legitimate recreational activity, but not lose control of camping (under the guise of fishing).
We've been discussing setting up a primitive camping [ie, camping in areas without bathroom facilities] permit process for Makua, and need to flesh it out a bit more. . .
-- Dan Quinn (email@example.com)