Hāʻena State Park

UPDATE: 12/1/20  -  [OAHU]  - The Mokuleia side of Ka’ena Point will be CLOSED Wed. Dec. 2 for filming of Magnum PI. - WARNING - Dangerously High Surf is expected for North and West facing shores of Oahu Wed. Dec 2 and Thurs. Dec 3. 

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11/23/20 - [MAUI] - Iao Valley State Monument is now OPEN. Paid parking by credit card only.

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11/20/20 - [OAHU] - Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area will be CLOSED Monday 11/23 through Wednesday 11/25 to complete on-going HECO work. --- Previous: The Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area has on-going HECO work and access is limited.  The Waahila Ridge Trail is CLOSED during weekdays and OPEN on the weekends.  The park area is OPEN during weekdays however the gates will remain CLOSED.  Access gates will be OPEN on the weekend.

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11/3/20 - [HAWAII] - Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area is now OPEN however restroom services are limited to portable toilets due to a recent water main break. Repairs are underway but not complete. 

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10/13/20 - New Park Fees Are In Effect! - Diamond Head State Monument remains CLOSED until further notice.

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9/24/20 - [OAHU] - Starting Sept. 24th  groups of five people will be allowed in OPEN State Parks, as well as, State Beaches and Trails.  Canopy-type structures are not permitted at this time at State parks, beaches and trails.

Hāʻena State Park

9/10/20 - Hāʻena State Park is OPEN for day use, subject to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing practices. Please have fun and stay safe! Aloha, State Parks

Park Hours Daily 7:00am to 6:45pm
Park Entrance Fee
  • Residents = Free with Hawaii DL or ID
  • Non-residents = $5 per person
    • Reservation Required
Parking Rates
  • Residents = Free with Hawaii DL or ID
  • Non-residents = $10 Per Vehicle
    • Note: Parking Reservation Required & Grants Access For Driver and Passengers
Park & Parking Reservations Click Here
Shuttle Reservations Click Here
Haena and Napali Access Information Click Here
Frequently Asked Questions Click Here

 Description

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. 

Day-use Parking and Entry Reservations are avaialble 14-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: Click Here 

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.

Exhibit 1: Ha‘ena State Park Master Plan Final Report (33 mb)

Exhibit 2: Ha‘ena State Park Master Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement (97 mb)

Exhibit 3: Ha’ena State Park Master Plan Draft Appendices (33 mb) 

Exhibit 4: Ha’ena State Park Master Plan Background Research and Analysis (95 mb)

Additional Reference Documents:

Master Plan (Graphic, 3.3 mb)

Master Plan Executive Summary (text, 172 kb)