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Wailua River State Park

Highway 56, Wailua, Kauai, HI
+1 808-933-0416
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Highway 56, Wailua, Kauai, HI
+1 808-933-0416
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy parking to see the Wailua River Overlook. Signage is located on the Overlook that explains this great river and its importance. Have fun and stay safe.

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very worthwhile visitng this park. Beware of the roosters and hens, whcih are PLENTIFUL in every parking lot!

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a great deal to do in the Wailua River State Park, from kayaking to paddle boarding to visiting the Fern Grotto on a boat. The Opaeka'a Falls are just a few miles up the road from the main highway on the east coast...More

Thank Monicuba23
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

There are three places where you can rent kayaks from. Two are at the mouth of the river and one is further up the river at the Kamokila Hawaiian Village, the entrance is just past the Opaekaa Falls lookout. There are several tour companies ($55/person,...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We didn't have time to take in all the river-based activities but did view the river from a scenic overlook and viewed the Opaeka'a Falls. Very accessible from the main road to the east.

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. Parking is a little hard to get. Just enjoy the scenery. We also have near the vicinity a Sacred site. The Poliahu Heiau

Thank Jesus R
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It is a interesting boat ride to the Fern Grotto. But.......if you are staying in the area, it appeared that there were numerous things you can do here. Boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, etc. Looks like a great area to spend several days. At the mouth...More

Thank parrottdize
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Loved taking a boat trip to this park. Nice walkways, waterfalls and all around fun place to go. Just walk around and take in the sights and relax.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The visit to the park is part of the day tour that we took. The boat ride going to the fern grotto is the last stop of the tour. Would had been nice if the ride is longer. Interesting story telling about the river. On...More

Thank neborr357
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The Wailua River State Park is actually made up of several pieces, you can paddle up the river, visit the Kamakilo Village, Opaekaa Falls and the parks around the various ancient ruins that bordered the river.

Thank csarchibald
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2 February 2017|
Response from 1Greg0007 | Reviewed this property |
Hello: Depending on speed and physical endurance, it takes 1 1/2 - 3 hours. The river does get treacherous and you can get yourself killed. I took a guided trip on the river and our guide shouted at a couple who was going by... More