Waianapanapa State Park2252 Votes
- 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
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 Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Waianapanapa State Park
- Fees start at $12 per campsite per night.
Waianapanapa State Park Hours
- Please check the website for further information on bookings.
How to Reach Waianapanapa State Park
- Rent a car or drive to Hana.
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68.72% of people who visit Maui include Waianapanapa State Park in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
41.61% of people start their Waianapanapa State Park visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Waianapanapa State Park
89.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Waianapanapa State Park
Waianapanapa State Park Reviews & Ratings
Absolutely breathtaking and unique. Only downfall was the swarm of hundreds of people... definitely a major tourist attraction and I'd recommend getting there as early as possible if you don't want to be bumping into other people.
Too many people in my opinion, which takes away from the ability to enjoy the scenes. It may take a long time to get a sbort distance because lots of people are trying to see. There is a decent walkway around the rocks.
A nice black sand (pebbles) beach. Walking in the sand is relaxing. It was a bit crowded. I think it would be great to spend the night there.
Great State Park with great views of the ocean. There is an awesome black sand beach which is a must stop to see and swim. It can be a little rough.
Super cool beach. Free parking, they lock it up at 6PM. To get to the parking, turn left right before the yellow gate and drive all the way to the end. There is a camping area if you are interested.