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Wai'anapanapa State Park

Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
808/984-8109
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Hana
Type: State Parks, Beaches
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming
Description: Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the bamboo forest and the amazing waterfalls. Go early to beat the traffic! Very narrow road,

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New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We visited Wai'anapanapa State Park in April 2014 and stayed there overnight. Before getting to Hawaii (I've never been there before), I've got an idea of living there in a tent, at least for a short while. My friends, who already been there, tried to dissuade me saying that Hawaii is not for camping and also tried to scare me... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

well loved Hana the park friendly people just amazing we cant get enough of this beautiful place we will return

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Fritz Creek, Alaska
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167 reviews 167 reviews
73 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A nice pleasant p[lace to stop and walk around. The Black Sand Beach is very nice. The Lava Tube that opens into the Ocean is a also very nice. We took the hike to the Red Sand Beach (by Alaska standards not at all treacherous). Very nice

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Deloraine, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stopped here when driving along the road to Hana and thought it was beautiful. The black sand beach was particularly striking and we really enjoyed exploring the areas of the park. I would definitely recommend that others stop here.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Simply beautiful. Black sand beach, black lava caves, fresh water cave, green and lush. Incredible cove. No fee, and a lot of parking. You could sight see for 45 minutes or stay the whole day!

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Sacramento, California
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188 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was our favorite stop on the Road to Hana. This state park is located around 1 mile before Hana town. We stopped here on our way back. There are several black sand beaches in this park. The first one you see from the parking lot is the main beach.

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Beautiful example of all the different things Hawaii has to offer you! You can also find a free lava tube at the beach area! Must see along the road to Hana

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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127 reviews 127 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a wonderful park with lots to explore -- fresh water caves, salt water caves and a beautiful black sand beach. We will plan our day and attire better for our next trip back to this amazing place on earth.

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The black sand beach, the lava tube, the blow hole, the surf. This stop must not be missed. You should turn around and make the stop if you choose to pass by it going to Hana. You will see something extraordinary on your stop.

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