Hundreds of cars being turned away at Haena State Park on Kauai

The Kauai Visitors Bureau says HUNDREDS of cars are being turned away daily at Ha'ena State Park.
Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 6:42 PM HST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2022 at 11:10 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hundreds of cars are being turned away daily at Haena State Park, the Kauai Visitors Bureau said.

The agency added many visitors don’t realize they need parking reservations — even if they are just hiking to Hanakapiai Falls.

New rules went into effect three years ago for the popular state park at the edge of the Na Pali Coast.

The bureau said it’s working with hotels to inform visitors but people staying at Airbnbs and short term rentals may be missing that crucial information.

“I could use the partnership of anybody who is hosting people to let them know,” said the bureau’s Executive Director Sue Kanoho.

“We just want everybody to try and have a happy and enjoyable stay,” Kanoho added.

Meanwhile, anyone with current Hawaii drivers license or ID can enter the park for free without reservations for day use only.

Kanoho wants to remind locals that any guests they bring with them still need reservations for the park itself.

There is also a shuttle to the park that includes an entry pass. For more information you can visit