Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
Napali coast

Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask when in groups, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks

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PARK UPDATES: 7/19/21 - [HAWAII] Wailoa River State Recreation Area will be CLOSED Thursday July 22 through Saturday July 24 to allow for improvement projects including installation of dry wells, a water bottle filling station and repaving.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park

3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is now open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Haʻena State Park Entry and Parking reservations are also available for morning, midday and sunset reservations. Permittees are encouraged to be vigilant and check the Hawaii DOT webpage for current Kuhio Highway access hours and protocols. - DOT Website: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/


3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is now open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Haʻena State Park Entry and Parking reservations are also available for morning, midday and sunset reservations. Permittees are encouraged to be vigilant and check the Hawaii DOT webpage for current Kuhio Highway access hours and protocols. - DOT Website: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/

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 the 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.

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN PARK MANAGEMENT AND ACCESS

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 for 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 30-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 30-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: GoHaena.com) 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.

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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    Hiking to Hanakāpīʻai Valley (2 miles in from trailhead) requires Entry and Parking Reservations at Haena. Anyone proceeding beyond Hanakāpīʻai MUST possess a valid camping permit.

    Kalalau Trail
    Permit Requirements
    Safety Concerns
    FAQ’s
  • Camping

    napali camping

    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