Wai‘ānapanapa is popular for its stunning coastal views and rugged lava shoreline that features sea arches, blow holes, and the black sand beach of Pailoa Bay. To protect these special resources from overuse, there is a daily visitor limit for visiting the state park.
Waiʻānapanapa State Park requires advanced reservations to enter the park. It is a long drive on the Hāna Highway so give yourself extra time for traffic delays and arrive at your designated reservation time. Please avoid driving to Waiʻānapanapa State Park without an advanced reservation. There is limited cellular reception at Waiʻānapanapa State Park so reservations must be made in advanced and vouchers downloaded. Vehicles without a reservation will be kindly asked to turn around.
Start by selecting a date for your visit. Once you do that you will be able to select a time, followed by vehicle reservation and number of passengers in the vehicle. A separate reservation must be made for each vehicle.
Vouchers are only good for the time slots indicated. If you want to park for a longer period, you will need to purchase vouchers to cover the length of your visit. For example, if you want to visit from park opening until sunset, you will need to purchase all four time slots. However, not all time slots may be available on a given date.
All sales are final, no modifications, refunds or transfers will be considered for parking or entry reservations regardless of COVID-19 proclamations, change in travel plans, or any combination of tropical weather occurrences and road closures.
You may enter Waiʻānapanapa State Park anytime during the valid time on your voucher but must leave by the ending time. Example, if your voucher is valid for 7AM - 10AM, you may enter anytime during this time but must leave by 10AM.
Last entry for the 3PM - 6PM timeslot is 5:30PM. It takes a minimum of 30 minutes to park, enjoy the sights and be able to exit the park at 6PM.
The voucher, "Entry Pass with Hawaii Residents Only," is intended for visitors who are friends/family of a resident and riding along in their vehicle. Entry passes required for each non-resident passenger. No walk-in entry, and illegal parking strictly enforced.
Thank you for your cooperation. We want you to enjoy your visit to Wai‘ānapanapa!