Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
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Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park

UPDATE 6/16/20 - Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park is OPEN for day beach and hiking to Hanakapiʻai, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Overnight camping by permit for Kalalau and Miloliʻi is open as of 6/16/20 - social distancing provisions are in effect. Access gates will be OPEN for parking access DAILY at Hāʻena SP.
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Restrictions for outdoor recreation include the following:
HIKING: No group of more than two persons is allowed to hike on state trails, unless all hikers in the group are part of a single residential or family unit sharing the same address. All persons not part of a single residential or family unit shall maintain a distance of at least 20 feet from any other hiker.
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BEACHES: All groups are limited to a single residential or family unit sharing the same address, and no family group shall exceed 10 persons. All persons not part of a single residential or family unit shall maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from any other beach user.
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HOURS: All park areas are open for day-use only, all overnight uses, including camping, are prohibited. Please heed the posted park hours, which may be more restrictive than normal park hours.


UPDATE 6/16/20 - Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park is OPEN for day beach and hiking to Hanakapiʻai, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Overnight camping by permit for Kalalau and Miloliʻi is open as of 6/16/20 - social distancing provisions are in effect. Access gates will be OPEN for parking access DAILY at Hāʻena SP.

Nāpali Coast is one of the most recognizable and beautiful coastlines in the world.  A very special place.  The pali, or cliffs, provide a rugged grandeur of deep, narrow valleys ending abruptly at the sea. Waterfalls and swift flowing streams continue to cut these narrow valleys while the sea carves cliffs at their mouths. Extensive stone walled terraces can still be found on the valley bottoms where Hawaiians once lived and cultivated taro.

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Opening of Hāʻena State Park & Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park

Hāʻena State Park (SP) and Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park (SWP) are now open!  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 the parks enabled the Division of State Parks to ensure better protection of our 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

Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park & Kalalau Trail:  In-order to access the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park as well as the Kalalau Trail, visitors have to go through Hāʻena SP.  Hāʻena SP now requires advanced reservations for entry except for those with valid camping permits for the Nāpali Coast SWP and Hawaii residents.  Those with Nāpali Coast SWP Camping Permits do not need to make a Hāʻena SP Park Entry Reservation.  Please present your valid camping permit upon arrival. 

  • Camping Permits are available 90-days In-Advance (Click Here: Camping Permits)
  • Limited overnight parking is now available at Hāʻena SP for campers with overnight permits for Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park (Click Here: GoHaena.com). Camping permits must be acquired from State Parks prior to purchasing overnight parking.  These parking spots are available for purchase up to 90-days in advance and users will be charged for the number of days your vehicle occupies the lot (e.g. a one night stay will require paying for 2 days, a 4 night stay will require paying for 5 days, etc.).
  • Overnight campers also have the option to arrive by shuttle (click here: North Shore Shuttle) or private drop-off. 
  • Overnight parking is also available in coordination with the North Shore Shuttle at Aliʻi Kai Resort in Princeville. For more information please call (808) 826-9988
  • Valid Nāpali Coast SWP camping permits grant access to Hāʻena SP.  Show permit on arrival.

Kūhiō Highway Construction: Prospective park visitors should be aware of the potential significant delays accessing Hāʻena State Park as roadwork continues along Kūhiō Highway.  For current conditions please consult the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation website at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/2018-kuhio-highway-emergency-repairs/

Help Hawaii Fight Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD)

ʻŌhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha), the most abundant native tree in the state of Hawaiʻi, are dying from a new fungal disease. On Hawaiʻi Island, hundreds of thousands of ʻōhiʻa have already died from this fungus, called Ceratocystis. Healthy trees appear to die within a few days to a few weeks, which is how the disease came to be called “Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.” This disease has killed trees in all districts of Hawaiʻi Island and has the potential to kill ʻōhiʻa trees statewide. – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), University of Hawaii at Manoa

For more information on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death please see the links below.

Aggressive Rapid ʻŌihʻa Death Fungus Found on Kauai

Kauai Ohia Brochure

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  • Hiking

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    Day hiking is allowed without a permit up to Hanakāpīʻai Valley (2 miles in from trailhead). Anyone proceeding beyond Hanakāpīʻai MUST possess a valid camping permit.

    Kalalau Trail
    Permit Requirements
    Safety Concerns
    FAQ’s
  • Camping

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    Camping permits for Nāpali Coast are extremely popular and often sell out months in advance, particularly during the summer. Please plan accordingly.

    Special Permit Rules
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  • BOATING

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    Other than hiking the coast, the only way to legally access shore areas in Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park is by boat.

    Boating Information
    Concessionaires With Legal Permits