Hāʻena State Park
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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 Update
3/17 – 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 following community input on the draft plan. 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. Click on the links below for the current Master plan (Graphic), and an executive summary of the major plan components. The full updated plan is undergoing a final edit and will be posted when completed.