Iao State Park implements new parking fee for non-residents

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Out-of-state residents will now have to pay a parking fee when they visit Iao Valley State Monument.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks has started charging non-residents and commercial tour vehicles five dollars, per vehicle, to park.

According to the DLNR, Public Utilities Commission-regulated commercial vehicles will pay between $10 and $40 per trip, depending on the amount of passengers.

Hawaii residents who show a local ID will not have to pay a parking fee.

DLNR chairperson Laura Thielen says these entry fees will be used for needed repairs and maintenance to help the park become more self-sufficient.

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