About Ka‘elepulu Pond (Enchanted Lake) and ELRA

Ka‘elepulu Pond, located in Windward O‘ahu, is also known as Enchanted Lake and includes about 95 acres of water, wetlands and small, low islands. It connects to the ocean at Kailua Beach Park via Ka‘elepulu Canal. Access to the lake is restricted to residents who are members of the Enchanted Lake Residents Association (ELRA).

ELRA is a non-profit organization that holds title to and manages a 79.471 acre portion of the lake. The board of the ELRA has taken a pro-active role in the management of the pond, with the ultimate goal of restoring Kaelepulu to support diverse fisheries resources and recreational activities in clean water.


Board meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month, 7pm, at the A & B community meeting room in Kailua. Residents are welcome to attend.

Contact us for date confirmation and meeting location if you are interested in coming. You can read the board meeting minutes or the ELRA e-newsletter.

If you would like to be on our mailing list, please sign up.

Water Quality

You can check if the State Department of Health has posted any warnings about water quality in the Kailua waters by going here: health.hawaii.gov/cwb/ and then click on "Current Water Quality Advisories."

Special Membership Meeting: April 17, 2018

The ELRA Board has completed an in-depth review and revision of the association’s bylaws to bring them up to date and into alignment with the guidelines of the DPP.

We’ll be having a special membership meeting to explain the changes, answer questions and discuss the updated bylaws.

You can review a draft of the revised bylaws on the ELRA website.

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