• Welcome to Kaelepulu Pond

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 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 Ka‘elepulu Pond, also known as Enchanted 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.

Holiday Boat Parade
Holiday Boat Parade this Sunday – December 21st, 5:30pm

Calling all kayakers, bargers and boaters to meet out in the middle of the lake at 5:30pm on Sunday, December 21, for ELRA’s Holiday Boat Parade!

We encourage participants to add holiday lights or decorations to their watercraft… we’ve even seen whole Christmas trees on barges and kayakers wearing Christmas lights.

The holiday boat parade is a wonderful way for Enchanted Lake residents to celebrate the season with friends and neighbors. We hope to see you out there!!

Lake Conditions

Berm OpeningLake resident Bob Bourke works with the city to coordinate berm openings to maximize benefits to the lake. The city dug a small channel just before Tropical Storm Ana arrived and the lake opened to a 30-foot wide flow into the ocean.

Annual Meeting Oct. 17

The 2014 Annual Membership meeting was held at Enchanted Lake Elementary School on Oct 17.

Forty ELRA member families were represented at the meeting, which featured a slideshow presentation on work the board has been doing to further the health of the lake ecosystem. Attorney Linda Paul presented a summary of the ongoing lawsuit.

Everyone enjoyed the delicious potluck offerings and new directors were elected.


Board meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Kukilakila Pavilion. Residents are welcome to attend.

Contact us for date confirmation if you are interested in coming.
You can also read the board meeting minutes here.

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