Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
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.
Opening of Hāʻena State Park & Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
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.
Additional Videos on Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
- May 31, 2019
Reopening of Hāʻena State Park and Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
Update: 6/14/19: For reservations please click the following link. Update: 6/1/19 – Per the Department of Transporation (HDOT) website “…HDOT has rescheduled the planned full weekend closure of Waikoko Bridge on Kuhio Highway (Route… Read More »
- April 17, 2019
Reopening of Hā’ena and Nāpali Coast State Parks Set for June – New Reservation System for Park Entry
(Līhuʻe) – Barring bad weather or unforeseen delays in repairs or new management implementation, Hā’ena State Park and the Kalalau Trail in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park will reopen to visitors in early-to-mid June.… Read More »