Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask when in groups, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks
PARK UPDATES: 9/22/21 - [HAWAII] - Running water has been restored at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.
5/21/21 - [OAHU] The Keawaula gate at Kaena Point is now open on weekends. Gate hours are Saturdays: 6:00am to 7:00pm, and Sundays: 9:00am to 7:00pm. No overnight use allowed.
4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach. Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.
3/29/21 - [KAUAI] The Kalalau Trail reservation system is open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Park Entry and Parking reservations for morning and midday are available. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available.
3/1/21 - [MAUI] Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com
Hāʻena State Park
UPDATE: 9/10/21 - Public restrooms at Haena State Park may be temporarily unavailable Monday Sept 13 from 12:30pm-3:30pm as the Department of Water makes repairs and improvements to the waterline along Kuhio Highway.
4/2/21 - Starting April 19th, 2021, all non-Hawaii resident visitors to Hāʻena State Park will be required to purchase both Entrance and Parking reservations. For example, if there are two (2) passengers in your one (1) vehicle, you will need to purchase two (2) entry reservations and 1 (one) parking reservations. These reservations are available online and must be purchased in-advance of arriving to the park. Reservations available at www.gohaena.com - Note: There is very limited cell service along the road leading to the park. We highly suggest booking reservations before departing for the park. Hawaii resident visitors admission and parking is free with Hawaii ID or Driver License.
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, Hanakāpīʻai Falls trail [4 miles].
Opening of Hāʻena State Park & Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
Hāʻena State Park is now open following the devastating floods of 2018! Please read below and visit our Frequent Asked Questions page for more information.
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 these parks enabled the Division of State Parks to ensure better protection of the 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 ($5 per person) or a Parking Reservation ($10 per vehicle) prior to arrival at Hāʻena SP. Parking Reservations 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. PLEASE NOTE: *Effective April 19th 2021 for all dates beyond April 19th, non-residents will need to purchase both entry and parking reservations. Entry reservations will be required for everyone in the vehicle and parking reservations will no longer cover all passengers in the vehicle.
Day-use Parking and Entry Reservations are avaialble 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 park from opening until closing (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:
Hanakāpīʻai Beach & Waterfalls: In order to hike to Hanakāpīʻai beach & Hanakāpīʻai falls visitors need to purchase a Park Entry Reservation or Day-use Parking Reservation for Hāʻena SP. The Park Entry Reservation grants you access to Hāʻena SP where you can then hike along a portion of the famous Kalalau Trail to Hanakāpīʻai Valley. If you want to hike past Hanakāpīʻai Valley, you need to purchase a camping permit for Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park.
- Hiking to Hanakāpīʻai Valley/waterfalls and beach is included in a Hāʻena Park Entry Reservation and Day-use Parking Reservation.
- The hike from Hāʻena SP to Hanakāpīʻai Waterfalls is 8-miles round trip.
- A valid camping permit for Nāpali Coast SWP is needed to hike past Hanakāpīʻai valley.
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.
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