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Waianapanapa State Park is situated on the tranquil island of Maui and covers about 122 acres. Its name means “sparkling fresh water” in Hawaiian due to its many fresh springs and mineral pools. The park is popular for its volcanic coastline and unique geological formations including lava tubes and sea stacks.

The park is located along the Hana Highway making it very easy for campervans to stop by at. It offers a campground along its black sand beach as well as a large seabird colony. Besides its beautiful natural landscape, the park is also a setting for many local folklore stories.

Getting Outdoors

When you come to this serene state park will find many activities to try out while here. Birdwatching is one to consider thanks to the park being home to a large seabird colony. Birdwatchers will be able to view many stunning species like the Hawaiian honeycreeper, nene, and even the rare Hawaiian stilt.

You could also hike the Ke Ala Loa O Maui Trail. Spanning three miles, the trail has a 200 ft. elevation providing you with stunning views of the coast. The trail is made up of lava rocks which wind around hala trees and ancient temples. It will also take you to Hana Bay where you could swim or just go beachcombing. Keep in mind that if you plan to hike, you’ll need to watch out for some common hazards, such as strong currents by the coast and falling rocks.

Park visitors can also visit Pa'iloa Beach. Known for its black sand (believed to have been created after a volcanic explosion), the beach is bordered by waterfalls and palm trees. It also features a variety of unique shells which wash up to shore.

Camping at Waianapanapa State Park

Waianapanapa State Park allows a few different types of motorhomes, although it has special requirements as to which ones. Because of this, it’s important to check ahead of time with their guide to ensure your travel trailer is able to camp here. You do need to make a reservation for a site, and there is a fee to stay.

The park is ADA-accessible and has amenities such as restrooms, picnic tables, trash cans, water fountains, and showers. While in certain areas pets are allowed, they aren’t permitted on the campground. Because of this, it’s not the most pet-friendly spot.

Exploring the Area

This state park is located near many interesting attractions to take a trip to with your campervan. A quick drive away is the Hāna Lava Tube. Considered to be one of the largest lava tubes in the world, this area was created with massive underground rivers of lava thousands of years ago. There is a cave trail inside which can be toured with a guide where you’ll come across eels, bats, and many impressive geological structures. A flashlight is provided so you’ll be able to better see your surroundings. Once you’re done touring the lava tube, you could also try navigating through its Red Ti Botanical Garden Maze which is located on the property above.

You could also take about a 10-minute drive to see the Kahanu Garden. This national tropical garden is known for housing some of the largest hala trees in the world as well as Pi'ilanihale Heiau, one of the biggest man-made structures from Polynesia. While here, you’ll not only be able to learn more about native plants but of its history as well. Besides this, the garden also features some of the largest breadfruit cultivars on Earth. Guests can tour the area themselves or sign up to take a guided tour of the land.

When you search for an RV rental in Maui County, you could also take about a 40-minute drive over to The Pools at ‘Ohe’o. Also called the Seven Sacred Pools, this natural wonder features seven swimming holes, most of which have waterfalls and thick bamboo forests surrounding them. The pools are popular for cliff-jumping thanks to the incredible depth of them. However, due to the dangers of slipping and accidentally falling on rocks, it’s not often encouraged that you do jump from the top of them. If you prefer not to swim in the pools, you could instead take a hike around the land. The dirt paths winding through the area will take you to the top of the waterfalls as well as by vistas and jungles.

While there are a few gas stations around, they are a little far from the park. Because of this, it’s important to fill up your tank before heading out or have some extra gas on hand for your RV. While out traveling, you might also come across a few organic farms as well as fruit stands which sell fresh tropical fruit.

RV Rentals in Waianapanapa State Park, HI

Waianapanapa State Park, HI is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Waianapanapa State Park. Outdoorsy's Waianapanapa State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

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What's around Waianapanapa State Park, HI

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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Wai'anapanapa Coast Trail South Hana, HI
Sea Caves and Black Sand Beach Trail Waianapanapa State Park, HI
Waianapanapa Coast Trail North Hana, HI
The Hana Lava Tube Hana, HI
Red Sand Beach Hana, HI
Venus Pool (Waioka Pond) Trail Hana, HI
Seven Sacred Pools Trail ('Ohe'o Gulch) Haleakala National Park, HI
Pipiwai Trail Haleakala National Park, HI
Kuloa Point Trail Haleakala National Park, HI
Ke'anae Arboretum Trail Haleakala National Park, HI

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Recommendations for Waianapanapa State Park, HI from Outdoorsy Owners

Waianapanapa State Park

black sand beach, camping (permits needed) lava tubes, snorkeling, hiking and beautiful coastline

May 18, 2019
Waianapanapa State Park

State campground. Has water, toilets, beach, and tables. Must reserve on the state website.

Mar 16, 2019
Seven Sacred Pools at Ohe'o

Federal campground with toilet and tables. No water. Lots of space. Hiking nearby.

Mar 16, 2019
Hosmer Grove Campground

Federal campground with tables and toilets. Close to summit. Its cold up here.

Mar 16, 2019
Hana Gas

The only gas station in Hana, no gas from Paia to Hana so gas up in Paia before heading on the road to Hana.

Jun 22, 2018

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