8/6/20: Starting Saturday August 8, 2020 ALL State Parks on the island of Oahu will be CLOSED until September 4, 2020, to reduce the potential spread of Covid-19. This closure plan mirrors the City & County of Honolulu's Act with Care - Do Not Gather Order.
Waiʻānapanapa State Park
7/16/20 - Waiʻānapanapa State Park has reopened concurrent with the reopening of the Hana Highway. Cabin lodging is available as of Saturday, July 18. Camping remains CLOSED.. Paʻiloa Beach access is allowed for active and passive uses, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.
Restrictions for outdoor recreation include the following:
HIKING: No group of more than two persons is allowed to hike on state trails, unless all hikers in the group are part of a single residential or family unit sharing the same address. All persons not part of a single residential or family unit shall maintain a distance of at least 20 feet from any other hiker.
BEACHES: All groups are limited to a single residential or family unit sharing the same address, and no family group shall exceed 10 persons. All persons not part of a single residential or family unit shall maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from any other beach user.
HOURS: All park areas are open for day-use only, all overnight uses, including camping, are prohibited. Please heed the posted park hours, which may be more restrictive than normal park hours.
|Hours||Daily During Daylight Hours|
|Camping||Online CABIN reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to check-in date.
Fees start at $12 per campsite per night.
Remote, wild, volcanic coastline offering solitude and respite from urban life. Lodging, camping, picnicking, shore fishing and hardy family hiking along an ancient Hawaiian coastal trail which leads to Hana. Excellent opportunity to view a seabird colony and anchialine pools. Other features include native hala forest, legendary cave, heiau (religious temple), natural stone arch, sea stacks, blow holes and small black sand beach. (122.1 acres)
Camper vehicles also referred to as Campervans are allowed at Waianapanapa State Park with a valid Campervan Permit. Vehicles that have been modified and equipped for camping/sleeping are approved for use in the Camper Vehicle Sections. Vehicles that have not been modified for camping/sleeping are prohibited within the Camper Vehicle areas.
Permits titled “Undesignated Campground” do not allow you to camp in your vehicle, you must purchase a Campervan Permit. Undesignated Campground permits are intended for use by on-the-ground tent campers.
Please see the link below for more information and examples.
“The black volcanic sand beach is a highlight at this state park in Maui, Hawaii, but there’s plenty more to see, including freshwater caves, water tubes, anchialine pools, and a natural stone arch. Wildlife is abundant, and on any given day you might see an incredible seabird colony or watch the park’s tide pools turn crimson with the arrival of thousands of tiny shrimp.” – National Geographic