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Wai'anapanapa State Park

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Address: Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808/984-8109
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Activities: Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming
Description: Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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Legit campsite with phenomenal attractions nearby

Great black sand beach next to the campsite. Lava tube caves close by were also neat. We loved walking on the trail along the beach and black cliffs and watching the ocean's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Great black sand beach next to the campsite. Lava tube caves close by were also neat. We loved walking on the trail along the beach and black cliffs and watching the ocean's fury. Sunrise was spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for a break while we were driving the road to Hana. Nice black beach. We also hiked to the caves.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We took the road to Hana, starting out early one morning. Drivers were beyond rude most of the way and its a dangerous road. If you've seen Kauai, the scenery along the road is a disappointment for all the effort you've made to get there. But this state park is the reason to make the journey. Explore and swim in... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This camping, cabins and trails park is awsome. The cave and the lava tube, leading down to the black sand beach where nearby giant waves are crashing into the rocky shoreline. There are overlooking picnic tables in the park, water and restrooms. This is the best picnic camping spot ever. Not to be missed. Theres a reason that so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Black sand beaches; dramatic black volcanic rock formations; caves; jagged outcrops; blow holes; burial ground; lush rain forest vegetation. This is the Hawai'i I imagined I'd find (and not the horrendous traffic). It's a heck of a drive along the road to Hana to get here (though that in and of itself is an attraction to experience), but I am... More 

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Middleburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Its tough to get here on the Road to Hana but so worth the trip. Insanely dramatic cliffs, crashing ocean, and beautiful Palm trees! Bring a picnic lunch and sit at the ocean front picnic table, best table on the entire island! Bathroom facilities. I have been there twice and have never ran into many crowds. Plenty of parking. Forget... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Just beautiful....I cannot say enough about just how gorgeous this place is! I loved the beach and the lava fields.

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Poquoson, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a great place to sit in the sun. It was very breath taking place. Make sure you get there early before all the tourist arrive. This was definitely a place that I loved visiting while in Maui.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I stopped here on our “Road to Hana” journey. This is a beautiful State Park. It's incredible here. The water looks amazingly blue contrasted with the black sand and green trees. The black sand beach is gorgeous. There is also a picnic area, restrooms and a little hike where you can see cool caves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stopped here on our Road to Hana drive. It is gorgeous, the black sand is like nothing you've ever seen. It is really warm and the beach was full of people having a great time. You have to swim in the cave (even though the water is really cold); it's completely worth it for the adventure. And make sure... More 

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