Where can I find information about State Parks’ rules?
Additional FAQ’s concerning State Parks rules can be found here.
Is there overnight parking at the trailhead for Nāpali coast?
No. Overnight parking is no longer allowed at Haena State Park.
For those who expect to travel overnight on the Kalalau trail need to arrive to Haena State Park -home to the Kalalau trail head- via shuttle or private drop-off. Shuttle reservations are available via the Hanalei Initiative’s North Shore Shuttle. For more information or to make a reservation please visit the following website: https://kauainsshuttle.com/
Please note that you do not need to make a Park Entry reservation for Haena State Park. Please have proof of valid Kalalau Permit on arrival to Haena.
What forms of transportation are available from the Lihue airport to the Kalalau (Nāpali Coast State Park) trailhead?
We know of no organized shuttle from the airport to the Nāpali trailhead. Most people team up and take a cab (a very long ride, and probably pricey). There is a public bus service on Kauai, which can take you as far as Hanalei, much closer to Nāpali, but you’d still need to arrange transport from there. The bus has restrictions about large backpacks, etc. as well.
How do I make reservations for Nāpali Coast?
You can make a reservations for camping on the Nāpali Coast state park online using the Hawaii camping reservation system.
Reservations can be made as far as a year in advance or on that day, provided spaces are available.
Nāpali State Coast guide boats?
There are 3 commercial boat operators (1 sail and 2 motorized) and 3 guided kayak tour operators for the Nāpali coast. These operators conduct business dependent upon ocean conditions.
When is a good time to kayak along the Nāpali State Coast?
The summer boating season for the Nāpali coast is from May 15 through September 15. A trip earlier in the summer may provide you a better chance of good weather/ocean conditions.