Frequently Asked Questions
Napali coast

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the reopening of Hāʻena State Park and the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park.

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General Information

When will the construction on Kuhio Highway be complete?

Please check the Department of Transportation’s website for more information. Click link: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/2018-kuhio-highway-emergency-repairs/ 

There is no more parking reservations, can I just park along the side of the road?

No.  Parking along the shoulder of the road is not permitted and vehicles found to be in violation are subject to a $200 fine.

I have a permit for camping/hiking the Kalalau Trail: Do I need a reservation for Hāʻena State Park?

No. Valid Kalalau permits allow for the entrance/transiting of Hāʻena State Park.

Where can I find information on the shuttle?

The North Shore Shuttle is operated by the Hanalei Initiative for more information please view their website https://kauainsshuttle.com/ Please Note: The North Shore Shuttle website will not function properly until June 17.

How do I make a shuttle reservation?

You can obtain a shuttle reservation via the following link: https://kauainsshuttle.com/ Please Note: The North Shore Shuttle website will not function properly until June 17.

If I take the shuttle, do I need a Park Entry reservation?

When purchasing your shuttle ticket, make sure your ticket includes drop-off AND entry to Hāʻena State ParkPark. For more specific information regarding the shuttle please visit the The North Shore Shuttle website Please Note: The North Shore Shuttle website will not function properly until June 17.

I have an 12:30pm-5:30pm parking reservation, when can I arrive and when do I have to leave?

  You are able to park during the times of your reservation. So, in this instance, you are able to park your car starting at 12:30 pm and you are required to remove your car at the end of your parking reservation 5:30pm.

I have 4:30pm-Sunset parking reservation, when can I arrive and when do I have to leave?

You are able to park during the times of your reservation. So, in this case, you are able to park your car starting at 4:30pm and you are required to remove your car shortly after Sunset.

I have a permit to hike/camp along the Kalalau trail, can I buy a parking reservation and leave my car overnight in the parking lot?

No, overnight parking is not allowed at Haena State Park.

Hawaii Resident Information

Hawaii resident: Do I need to make a reservation to visit Hāʻena State Park?

No.  State of Hawaii residents (with picture ID) do not need to make online reservations to visit Hāʻena State Park.  However, parking spaces allocated for local-residents will be administered on a first-come-first-served basis so, there may not be parking vacancies. 

Hawaii resident: Do I have to pay for parking?

No. There is a limited number of free parking reserved for local Hawaii residents. Please note that free residence parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Hawaii resident: Is there guaranteed parking available?

No. There is no guarantee that there will be parking spots available upon your arrival.  We will reserve parking spaces for local residents however they will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Hawaii resident: If I drive, do my non-Hawaii resident passengers need a reservation to visit the park?

  Yes.  Non-hawaii residents that travel to the park with a Hawaii-resident will still need to have a valid Park Entry reservation.

Non-Hawaii Resident Information

Non-Hawaii resident: Do I need a reservation to visit Hāʻena State Park?

Yes. You either need a park entry reservation or a parking reservation. A parking reservation grants you park access.

Non-Hawaii resident: How do I make a reservation?

Park entry and parking reservations are available via https://www.gohaena.com

Non-Hawaii resident: If I have a parking reservation do I also need a reservation to enter the park?

No. Your parking reservation counts for access to the park for yourself and the passengers in your vehicle. Park-Entry.

Non-Hawaii resident: Can a local Hawaii resident drop me off at the park?

Yes, you can get dropped off at the park but you still need a reservation to enter the park. 

Non-Hawaii resident: Can I make reservations upon arrival?

No. Reservations must be made online prior to arrival.  Please Note: Cellular service is extremely limited at the park. It is best to assume you will not have internet access while near the park.

Non-Hawaii resident: If I take a the shuttle do I need a Park Entry reservation?

If you plan on visiting the park via shuttle, you need to ensure that your shuttle ticket includes drop-off AND entry to the Park.  For more specific information please visit the The North Shore Shuttle website. The North Shore Shuttle is operated Hanalei Initiative