Waianapanapa State Park

  • Address: Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui,HI, United States
  • Phone: +1-8089848109
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Water Body, Camp, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Bird Watching

About Waianapanapa State Park, Maui

This state park is a wild, remote volcanic coastline offering a break from the humdrum of the urban life. Picnicking , camping, lodging, shore fishing and family hiking alongside Anold coastal trail of Hawaii on the way to Hana are some excellent features of this park. Moreover you can gaze at anchialine pools and see various sea bird colonies. Then there is a very old cave, a religious temple, a small black sand beach and sea stacks along with blow holes.

Additionally to get to the caves, lava tubes and blow holes around the park, you can take some additional trails. The best part about these caves is that they are filled with freshwater which can be found floating on top of the sea water. Waianapanapa literally means “glistening fresh water” in the Hawaiian language which is in reference to nearby sparkling pools and fresh water streams. The whole experience here is simply magical! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Maui Itinerary 2 Days.

Waianapanapa State Park Information

  • Camping is available at this state park but you will need to purchase a permit.
  • Online CABIN reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to check-in date. 

Waianapanapa State Park Ticket Prices

  • Fees start at $12 per campsite per night.

Waianapanapa State Park Opening and Closing Hours

  • Please check the website for further information on bookings. 

How To reach Waianapanapa State Park by Public Transport

  • Rent a car or drive to Hana.

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  • 95% of people who visit Maui include Waianapanapa State Park in their plan

  • 31.23% of people start their Waianapanapa State Park visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Waianapanapa State Park

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92.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Waianapanapa State Park

People normally club together Haleakala Crater and Maui Garden Of Eden while planning their visit to Waianapanapa State Park.

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Waianapanapa State Park, Maui Reviews

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  • Camped here two nights. The bathrooms and grounds were in good order. The showers are unisex, open air/no walls and no hot water so come prepared. Was so windy the second night that our tent was blowing down on top of us. I would recommend orienting your tent strategically so it's not acting like a sail- but all of you seasoned campers know this already! Aside from the weather, we very much enjoyed the location and meeting other campers from all over the islands and world. I hope to be able to return some day and explore more of what this beautiful place had to offer.

  • It is a stunning park with gorgeous coastline, black sand beach, cabins and camping, hiking/walking, and fresh water pools/caves. I would LOVE it if dogs were allowed. We always have our pup with us on our weekend trips out to Hana, and it's a shame we can't really stop here with him with us. I do understand how this is probably preferable for most other people, especially those without dogs of their own, just not my family.

  • So beautiful! I swear I was Indiana Jones driving through the windy roads, surrounded by a lush green jungle. Absolutely gorgeous. Better be a great driver or go with a good driver who doesn't scare of narrow roads.

  • Best place to visit for the Road to Hana experience. Black Sand Beach is an incredible sight to see, with cool volcanic rock formations and blowholes. There are also stroller friendly trails that allow for some cool views, however, the Black Sand Beach is not accessible by stroller.

  • This is a must visit place if you're doing the road to Hana in Maui. The park is beautiful, the way to get to it is just stunning. They offer camping areas, restrooms, parking area, soft drink machines, and when you get to the black sand beach over there you will be amazed. It's one of the most beautiful places I've seen! The caves, the views and the beach it self are just gorgeous and you defenetly don't wanna miss that while you're in Maui.

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