BOARD TALK: New Master Plan For Ha‘ena State Park Is the First to Seek a Reduction in Visitors

posted in: Board Talk, July 2018 | 0

Before the massive flooding in April that even further isolated the remote towns of Wainiha and Ha`ena, located at the end of the road on Kaua`i’s North Shore, the 300 or so residents there were being overrun by tourists. On a peak day, according to Division of State Parks officials, some 2,000 people visited Ha`ena State Park, often on their way to the world-famous Kalalau Trail, and hundreds of cars regularly crowded the streets.

Not anymore. And if the new park master plan approved May 25 by the state Board of Land and Natural . . .

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