Hāʻena State Park
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Hāʻena State Park

Repairs and upgrades to make Hāʻena State Park more resilient to future floods, as well as to address public safety and accessibility issues, will begin next week. A replacement parking lot will be installed with a revised entry to accommodate a long-envisioned shuttle stop. This is an integral part of a desired transportation scheme to alleviate north shore traffic.

The timeline for park repairs and construction is presently estimated to extend into November. Repairs of the damaged Kalalau Trail, consisting of washed-out trail sections, debris accumulation, and dense vegetation growth obscuring the route, will be initiated soon and it’s hoped to do this work in the same timeframe as the Hāʻena park repairs.

Both Parks remain closed.

Hours Daily During Daylight Hours
Entrance Fee None

Description

Scenic wild-land park. This park lies at the “end of the road” on Kauaʻi’s north shore, and is an extremely popular destination for both visitors and locals. Viewing of wet caves — ancient sea caves formed during a higher stand of sea, probably 4,000 years ago; tradition credits Pele the volcano goddess as having dug the caves in her search for a new home. Beach-related activities, shore fishing, viewing of spectacular Nāpali Coast and swimming at Keʻe Beach (conditions allowing). The turquoise cove provides a picturesque setting to enjoy a picnic or stroll on the beach. The trailhead for the 11-mile Kalalau Trail begins in this park. It is best to arrive early as the limited parking fills up rapidly.

Hāʻena State Park Master Plan/EIS documents

5/18 – State Parks and their Planning Consultant, in collaboration with the Ha’ena State Park Community Advisory Committee, have worked diligently to modify the proposed park master plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) following community input on the draft EIS.  Community feedback was received at a public meeting and a subsequent open house, and the plan has been scaled back to lessen the development footprint in the park, while addressing critical infrastructure as well as vehicle and pedestrian access and overcrowding, a major  concern for residents.

The following exhibits are part of Agenda Item E-1, being considered by the Board of Land and Natural Resources at its regular meeting on May 25, 2018:

Exhibit 1: Ha‘ena State Park Master Plan Draft Final Report (33 mb)

Exhibit 2: Ha‘ena State Park Master Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement (97 mb)

Exhibit 3: Ha’ena State Park Master Plan Draft Appendices (33 mb) 

Exhibit 4: Ha’ena State Park Master Plan Background Research and Analysis (95 mb)

 

Additional Reference Documents:

Master Plan (Graphic, 3.3 mb)

Master Plan Executive Summary (text, 172 kb)