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State Parks on the Island of Maui

Information about Hawaii State Parks on Maui Island.

Halekii-Pihana Heiau State Monument
Park surrounds the remains of two heiau (places of worship) that were rededicated as war temples by Maui's last ruling chief Kahekili. Park has trash cans but no water. Open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Entry is free.

Iao Valley State Monument
Located at the end of Highway 32 (Iao Valley Road). A paved .6 mile walkway leads to the Kukaemoku Scenic Point with views of the Iao Needle. There is a a walkway through a small botanical garden. Park is 6.2 acres in size. Has restrooms and trash cans but no drinking water.

Makena State Park
Park has a large white sand beach and the Puu Olai cinder cone. Beach is used for board surfing, body surfing, and shore fishing. Swimming is only safe when the ocean is calm because the surf breaks close to shore. Park is 164.4 acres in size and it has restrooms and trash cans, but no drinking water. Located south of Wailea at the end of Wailea Alanui Road.

Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
Located at 6200 feet in the Kula Forest Reserve, about 9.7 miles upland from Kula on Waipoli Road off of Kekaulike Highway (Highway 377). Four wheel drive vehicle recommended. Park has an extensive trails system and sweeping views of Central Maui, West Maui, Kahoolawe, Molokai, and Lanai on clear days. Hikers should wear bright colored clothing because this is a popular hunting area. Park has a one cabin, a campground, restrooms, and trash cans, but no drinking water.

Waianapanapa State Park
Remote, coastline park with low cliffs above the sea. Facilities include camping, outdoor showers, trash cans, drinking water, and a pay phone, Park has an ancient Hawaiian hiking trail along the coast, views of a seabird colony, a native hala forest, a cave, heiau, a natural stone arch, sea stacks, blow holes, and a small black sand beach. Park is 122 acres in size. Located in Hana at the end of Waianapanapa Road off of the Hana Highway (Highway 360). About a 3 hour drive from the Kahului Airport (52.8 miles).

State Roadside Parks in Maui

Kaumahina State Wayside Park
Located on the Hana Highway (Highway 360) about 28 miles east of the Kahului Airport. Takes about 1.5 hours to drive there from the airport. Rain forest rest stop and scenic point. 7.8 acres in size. Facilities include restrooms, picnic tables, and trash cans but no drinking water.

Pua'a Kaa State Wayside Park
Rest stop and picnic area with views of small waterfalls and pools. Located on the Hana Highway (Highway 360) about 38 miles east of Kahului Airport. Drive from the airport takes about 2.5 hours. park is 5 acres in size and it has restrooms, picnic tables, and trash cans but no drinking water.

Wailua Valley State Wayside Park
Roadside viewpoint on the Hana Highway (Highway 360) located about 32 miles and 2.25 hours east of the Kahului Airport. The 1.5 acres park has no facilities but it has beautiful views of the Keanae Valley, the taro fields of Wailua Village, and the Koolau Gap on the rim of Haleakala Crater.

See also:
- State Parks on Other Islands
- Other Maui Parks
- More Maui Attractions



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