Wailua River State Park


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Wailua River State Park


Location:Along the Wailua River, off Kuhio Highway (Highway 56); historic sites and scenic overlooks on Kuamoo Road (Highway 580); and Wailua Falls at end of Maalo Road (Highway 583) from Kapaia.
Facilities:Scenic vistas, cultural sites, marina with dining and gift shop.
Activities:Boat excursions, river fishing, picnicking.
Special Features:Park is set in a lush river valley, with scenic vistas of waterfalls and the Wailua River Valley as well as a riverboat cruise (fee charged) to Fern Grotto, a fern-covered cave situated in a tropical garden. This area was once an important seat of chiefly power in old Hawaii, and the park contains the remains of places of worship, places of refuge, and birthstones.
Address:c/o Kauai District Office
3060 Eiwa St, Rm 306
Lihue, HI 96766

Phone:808-274-3444
Web: www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dsp/kauai.html
Size: 1,093 acres.

See other parks in Hawaii.
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This area, now part of Wailua River State Park, houses a complex of ancient Hawaiian sacred sites (heiau), some of which you can see from the road.