Wailua River State Park
Boat heading up Wailua river

Wailua River State Park

4/17/18 - Portions of Wailua River State Park experienced severe flooding impacts during the unprecedented rainfall event last weekend, particularly the areas along the river course. The North Fork area is closed pending damage and safety assessment. Areas of the Marina were flooded and impacted by floating debris. A portion of the Wailua marina is being used as an emergency staging area to facilitate debris removal from the river mouth. The park overlooks, waterfall viewpoints, and heiau sites are open and accessible.

Hours Daily During Daylight Hours
Entrance Fee None
Park Brochure


Lush river valley with riverboat cruise (fee charged) to Fern Grotto, an unusual fern-covered cave set in a tropical garden; scenic vistas of attractive waterfalls ‘Opaeka‘a Falls and Wailua Falls) and the Wailua River Valley. The Wailua Complex of Heiau (National Historic Landmark)–remains of heiau (places of worship), pu‘uhonua (places of refuge), and birthstones at this once important seat of chiefly power in old Hawaiʻi. Picnicking in riverside coconut grove; and dining and gift shopping at Wailua Marina.