New Haena State Park Rules Beginning 2019

Aloha Everyone,
As you may know, Kuhio Highway from Waipa to the end of Haena is scheduled to reopen Monday, June 17th, 14 months after the April 2018 Historic Floods.
There will be new rules for Haena State Park that everyone will need to abide by – Click Here for more information:

Here are some key highlights to share with your team and our visitors.

1) The road to Haena is opening Monday, June 17th.
2) Haena State Park (which includes the Kalalau Trail) will reopen with the road and with new rules under the Haena Master Plan on June 17th:

Some changes are highlighted below:
  • There is now a limit to attendance in the Haena State Park – 900 is the cap on attendance. Visitors must secure a permit in advance to get into the park.
  • There are only 100 paid parking stalls available. All others should use the North Shore Shuttle or get dropped off.
  • No overnight parking in the paid parking lot – campers will need to shuttle in or get dropped off.
  • There is no more parking along the sides of the road any longer – it is now a $200 ticket and will be enforced.
  • IMPORTANT! There will be a FULL ROAD CLOSURE for bridge work from July 12th at 9 pm to July 15th at 5 am.

3) Limahuli Garden will reopen on Tuesday, June 18th. (Parking is ONLY for Limahuli guests and NOT the Haena State Park.)

4) The North Shore Shuttle will run a 20 passenger shuttle – information on the North Shore Shuttle and reservations can be found at: and (Going LIVE on Monday, June 17th)

5) Here are some nice suggestions on how to best travel into Haena:

The first few weeks will most likely be a challenge as everyone gets used to the new rules, please be patient. Please be sure everyone knows there is NO PARKING along the sides of the road any longer.

Mahalo nui loa!

Sue Kanoho
Executive Director
Kauai Visitors Bureau

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