Waianapanapa State Park

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

Waianapanapa State Park - Review

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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  • Waianapanapa State Park Address: Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui,HI, United States
  • Waianapanapa State Park Contact Number: +1-8089848109
  • Waianapanapa State Park Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Waianapanapa State Park: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Waianapanapa State Park

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

  • 31.34% of people start their Waianapanapa State Park visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

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

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92.16% 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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  • If you plan on doing the road to Hana, make enough time to stop here. All I really wanted to check out was the black sand beach and it was so worth it. The fact that the sand is naturally black is unreal. You just have to check it out for yourself. It’s a small beach, but that doesn’t matter. There’s also a small cave you can go into which is good for that perfect photo (check mine out!) I wish I had more time to walk this park 😞 I would have loved to see what else there was to explore.

  • Awesome camping area right near the water. Bathrooms are in decent shape and outdoor shower is in good shape. There is a lot specifically for camper vans. A network of trails around the coast line allows you to get good views of the coast. Some of the small alcoves that you can get down to have really good tide pooling during low tides.

  • My friend and I camped two nights. $20 per tent per night. Outdoor showers, drink vending machine, field for tents, hiking trails, ocean swimming and cliff jumping. Everything is very well maintained (except for the old bathrooms which need renovation). Cabins look excellent, but you need to book them months in advance. I highly recommend, and hope to return in the future. The lady in management was extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Such a beautiful stop on the Road to Hana. Definitely one not to miss. We left lahaina at 6 am and made this our first stop. I do recommend this if this is a priority stop for you. We spent a decent amount of time here while it wasn't too crowded but it was definitely getting busy as we left. Stop into the sea cave just below the stairs...very cool!

  • How often do you get to see a black sand beach? It's so beautiful and rugged. Worth the drive down to see the beach and area. The waves are very rough however, not a calm and peaceful beach!

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