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Hāʻena State Park

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    235.46 acres

Description

UPDATE: 4/2/21 - Starting April 19th, 2021, all non-Hawaii resident visitors to Hāʻena State Park will be required to purchase both Entrance and Parking reservations. For example, if there are two (2) passengers in your one (1) vehicle, you will need to purchase two (2) entry reservations and 1 (one) parking reservations. These reservations are available online and must be purchased in-advance of arriving to the park. Reservations available at www.gohaena.com - Note: There is very limited cell service along the road leading to the park. We highly suggest booking reservations before departing for the park. Hawaii resident visitors admission and parking is free with Hawaii ID or Driver License.

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].

Allowed Activities
Sightseeing
Hiking
Swimming
Snorkeling
Good For
Wheelchairs
Rules & Regulation
No Dogs

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Ocean access ONLY, The Kalalau Trail remains CLOSED.

Facilities

  • ADA Accessible
  • Restroom
  • Trash Cans
  • Picnic Table
  • Showers
  • Water Fountain

Hazards

  • Falling Rocks
  • Rip Currents
  • Slippery Rocks
  • Waves Break on Ledge
  • High Surf
  • Sharp Coral
  • Sudden Drop Off

Activities

  • Beachgoing
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling

Prohibited

  • No Motorized Vehicles/ATVs
  • No Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Camping
  • No Commercial Activities
  • No Animals/Pets
  • No Littering/Dumping
  • No Smoking

Important Changes in Park Management

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 ($1 per person) or a Parking Reservation ($5 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.

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.

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