Waianapanapa State Park, Maui
Waianapanapa State Park, Maui - Address, Phone Number
Address: Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui,HI
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
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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!
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, Maui Reviews
The most beautiful place in Maui that we enjoy coming to. The exit is easy to miss and the road down to the park is in poor condition and narrow, and it's all the way by Hana after that long and winding drive....but it's gorgeous here. The black volcanic sand beach looks amazing against the rich blue waves. The vegetation is a vibrant green and lush. There are people who camp here too. It is definitely worth the drive. We can spend hours here just watching the waves pound the volcanic rocks.
One of the more interesting spots along Hana highway. This is a well established park with many things to do. There is a camp ground here. Some of the most vivid black beach I have ever seen. Having the dark black rocks and the bright green foliage made for some great contrast for pictures. We spent some time watching the cove and spotted 3 sea turtles floating along in the surf. The volcano tube is also a must see. My second favorite stop along the road to Hana.
What a beautiful spot off the Hana Highway! Free to visit, easy parking, toward the end of the highway. Black sand beaches, incredible views of the ocean. A blow hole with ocean spray. Lava rocks, hike along the cliff. So cool! This may have been my favorite stop along the highway. Definitely go see it! You can also camp here which I bet would be amazing to have the beach all to yourself in the mornings.
Incredibly beautiful spot! Definitely worth to walk along the coast path for a bit. They definitely need to change the way the campsite is managed. Even though they have staff on site you can only pay online, but there is no internet or cell reception there. So even though the campsite was completely empty we weren't allowed to stay because they can't sell you a permit there. Every other NP we've ever been to just has a self registration box and it works a treat...
Probably my favorite area of Maui. Great place to explore and find so much beauty. What is better than warm blue ocean water? Not much. But add a tropical jungle to the mix and you’ve found paradise. The natural wave pool brought so much joy to everyone swimming. And that was just one small part of this park.