19 Jun 2019
After being closed to visitors for more than a year, the road to Hāʻena, on Kauaiʻi's north shore, has finally reopened! Although there is still some ongoing construction work to be completed, visitors can now access some of Kauaʻi's most beautiful sites and destinations. Hāʻena State Park, including Kēʻē Beach at the end of the highway and the trailhead to the famous Kalalau Trail, Makua ("Tunnels") Beach, Limahuli Garden, and Lumahaʻi Beach, have reopened to the public after the being closed for repairs after the torrential rains and floods that destroyed roads and amenities, as well as homes and property, in April 2018.
To prevent environmental degradation and to protect culturally sensitive sites, new rules have been implemented to limit the number of visitors to the area. Advance reservations are required for all vehicles, walk-in entry, and shuttle riders visiting Hā'ena State Park, as well as for day hikers accessing the Kalalau Trail. Plan your trip accordingly. Reservations may be made up to 14 days in advance, and no later than the day before your visit. A “no parking” zone has been established between Hāʻena Place and Kēʻē Beach. Parking along Kūhiō Highway in this zone could result in heavy fines. Parking at Hā'ena State Park is limited to 100 stalls, so we recommend taking the Kaua'i North Shore Shuttle.
We ask all our guests to be respectful to the people who live there, and help to protect the ʻāina (land). Please heed all traffic rules and speed limits, use caution and be courteous to other drivers when crossing single lane bridges, don't stand on or otherwise damage the coral reefs, and refrain from using reef-damaging sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate.