Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
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PARK UPDATES:

[OʻAHU]: UPDATED 11/17/22: Kaʻena Point State Park – We are now accepting the 2023 Kaʻena Point Vehicle Access Permit applications. Please be patient as applications may take longer than the posted 10 days to process.

[MAUI] UPDATED 11/2/22: Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will remain CLOSED until access roads through Kula Forest Reserve are cleared from storm damage and safe to traverse. Anticipated re-opening is January to mid-February 2023 (Per DOFAW). For updates, please go to: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2022/06/27/nr22-090/

[MAUI] UPDATED 11/2/22: ʻIAO VALLEY STATE MONUMENT – As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed through February, 2023 for the final phase of the slope stabilization project and parking lot improvements.

Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park

10/20/22 - the Kalalau Trail has REOPENED.

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 90-days in-advance (Click Here: Camping Permits)
  • Limited overnight parking is available at Hāʻena SP for campers with overnight permits for Kalalau Valley (Click Here: GoHaena.com)
    • Overnight parking at Haʻena SP is only allowed for those with valid overnight camping permits for Kalalau.  Permits for Miloliʻi and any other location other than Kalalau will not be honored.
    • Camping permits must be acquired from State Parks prior to purchasing overnight parking
    • Overnight parking spots are available for purchase up to 90-days in advance.
    • 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