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Hāʻena State Park
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Hā’ena State Park is located at the northwestern extent of Kuhio Highway on Kauai’s north-shore. The park offers viewing of restored lo’i kalo (taro fields) and ancient sea caves [a.k.a. wet caves] formed during a higher stand of the sea, probably 4,000 years ago, as well as, the spectacular Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park. The park also offers beach-related activities including shore fishing and swimming at Ke’e Beach. Hā’ena is also home to the trailhead of the world famous Kalalau Trail [11 miles], as well as, Hanakapia Falls trail [2 miles].
Opening of Hāʻena State Park & Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
Both Hāʻena State Park and Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park were closed from April 2018 to June 2019 following severe flooding on the north shore of Kauaʻi. Closure of the parks enabled the Division of State Parks to ensure better protection of our resources, mitigate decades of impacts to Hāʻenaʻs rural community, provide better on-site management and ultimately provide a higher-quality visitor experience through implementation of new park management strategies per the Hāʻena Master Plan.
Changes are often difficult and there may be growing pains as new park management strategies are implemented. During these times, we graciously ask for your patience and understanding as we strive to provide the best experience possible while welcoming back visitors to these culturally and biologically significant parks.
IMPORTANT CHANGES IN PARK MANAGEMENT AND ACCESS ARE NOW IN AFFECT
Hāʻena State Park: Hāʻena State Park, home to Kēʻē Beach, as well as, the trailhead for the Kalalau Trail and Hanakāpīʻai beach and waterfalls, is now subject to daily visitor limits and requires advanced reservations to enter the park. State of Hawaiʻi residents are not subject to the new park fees or reservation system.
Non-Hawaii residents are required to purchase park entry reservations ($1 per person) or an online parking reservation ($5 per vehicle) prior to arrival at Hāʻena SP. A parking reservation includes park entry for the driver and passengers of the vehicle. If you purchase a parking reservation, you do not need to purchase park entry reservations for the passengers in your vehicle.
NOTE: As of Aug. 1, 2019 DAY-USE PARKING AND ENTRY IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE. Parking reservations are only good for the time slots indicated during purchase. If you want to park for longer than one time slot, you need to purchase additional reservations. For example: If you want to be at the from park opening until sunset, you’ll need to purchase all three time slots. Not all time slots may be available on a given date. Be prepared to present a valid parking voucher [print or digital] upon arrival.
- To enter Hāʻena State Park you will need one of the following:
- A Park Entry Reservation
- A Parking Reservation (Parking Reservations grant Park Entry for driver and passengers)
- A valid Camping Permit for Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park.
- Hāʻena State Park reservations are available for purchase up to 30-days in advance.
- Reservations are available from: Click Here
- Camping Permits for Napali Coast SWP grant access to Haena SP.
Hanakāpīʻai Beach & Waterfalls: In order to hike to Hanakāpīʻai beach & Hanakāpīʻai falls visitors need to purchase a park entry reservation for Hāʻena SP. The park entry reservation grants you access to Hāʻena SP where visitors can then hike along a portion of the famous Kalalau Trail towards Hanakāpīʻai Valley. If you want to continue along the Kalalau Trail past Hanakāpīʻai Valley, you need to purchase a camping permit for Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park.
- Hiking to Hanakāpīʻai Valley, beach, and/or waterfalls is included in the purchase of a Hāʻena SP park entry reservation and/or parking reservation.
- The hike from Hāʻena to Hanakāpīʻai waterfalls is 8-miles round trip.
- A valid camping permit for Nāpali Coast SWP is needed to hike past Hanakāpīʻai valley.
Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park & Kalalau Trail: In-order to access the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park as well as the Kalalau Trail, visitors have to go through Hāʻena SP. Hāʻena SP now requires advanced reservations for entry except for those with valid camping permits for the Nāpali Coast SWP. Those with Nāpali Coast SWP Camping Permits do not need to make a Hāʻena SP park entry reservation. Present your valid camping permit upon arrival.
- Overnight Camping Permits are available 90-days In-Advance (Click Here: Camping Permits)
- Overnight campers must arrive by shuttle (click here: North Shore Shuttle) or private drop-off.
- Overnight parking is not allowed at Hāʻena State Park.
- Overnight parking is now available in coordination with the North Shore Shuttle at Aliʻi Kai Resort in Princeville. For more information please call (808) 826-9988
- A valid Nāpali Coast SWP camping permit grants access to Hāʻena SP. Show permit on arrival.
Existing Nāpali Coast SWP Camping Permits (Kalalau Trail): For those who have existing permits issued for the Kalalau Trail, the Division of State Parks will offer you the option of either: 1. Retaining your current reservation, or 2. Revising your dates of stay if they are for dates after the reopening. If your permits were valid during the closure period, you may revise your dates of stay for a future date, or apply for a refund.
Kūhiō Highway Construction: Prospective park visitors should expect to encounter significant delays accessing Hāʻena State Park as roadwork continues along Kūhiō Highway. For current conditions please consult the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation website at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/2018-kuhio-highway-emergency-repairs/
- Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the public of scheduled night closures of Kuhio Highway at Waioli Bridge, which is between Anae Road and Kumu Road, from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 3 through Thursday, September 5 (note, the last closure will end at 5 a.m. Friday, September 6). For more information please click here: Kuhio Closures September 3-5
All work is weather permitting. During the closures at the bridges, there will be no vehicular access to the highway. Pedestrian access, Park and Ride facilities, and a shuttle will be provided for residents and authorized Transient Vacation Rental guests. Details are as follows:
- Shuttles will be provided by Hawaiian Dredging for residents and authorized TVR guests from 7 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning during night work.
- For residents or authorized TVR guests needing to pick up their vehicles from the Park and Ride locations in the morning, Hawaiian Dredging shuttles will leave from the Wainiha General Store at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., and 8 a.m. These shuttles will also stop at the Hanalei Colony Resort to pick up additional riders. The shuttle will then proceed to the Park and Ride where residents or TVR guests can pick up their vehicles.
Hāʻena State Park Master Plan & Environmental Impact Statement
The Division of 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. As a result of this input, the Master Plan has been scaled back to lessen the park development footprint while addressing critical infrastructure issues, as well as, vehicle and pedestrian access and overcrowding.
The Hāʻena State Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement was accepted by Governor Ige on June 25 2018, and the Hāʻena State Park Master Plan was approved by DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case on August 13, 2018 on behalf of the Board of Land and Natural Resources. These documents can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the links below.
Additional Reference Documents: