Nā Pali Coast State Park is located on Kauai
island of Hawaii state in United States. Nā Pali Coast State Park
covers an area of 6,175 acres (2,499 ha) of one of the most
beautiful and unique shores in the World. It is located in the
center of 16 miles (26 km) along the steep northwest side of Kauai,
the oldest of the inhabited Hawaiian islands. The Na Pali coast
itself extends to the southwest from the Ke'e beach that runs all
the way to the Polihale state park. The Na Pali (cliffs) along the
coast rise up to 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above the Pacific Ocean. The
state park was formed to protect the Kalalau Valley.
geological formation is commonly used as a back drop for various
movies. The pali or cliffs that give them its name rise to an
elevation of 4,000 feet (1,200 metres) above the Pacific Ocean. They
only way to explore the coast of Nā Pali Coast State Park is either
by walking through several hiking trails or by taking a helicopter
ride that is available between May 15 and Labor day.
To the east of the state park is the Hono O Nā Pal
State Natural Reserve. It was established in 1983, and then extended
to more than 3,578 acres (14.5 square kilometers) in 2009.
Camping Camping in Nā Pali Coast State Park is
only allowed with a valid permit. There are three sites that allow
camping access. During the summer season from May 15 to September 7,
access from the ocean via boat or kayak is only allowed with a valid
camping permit. Along the Kalalau Trail, the two authorized spots
for camping are in Kalalau and Hanakoa . Both are covered by the
same permit and can be accessed by hiking. These locations include
facilities to accommodate campers. Five nights is the maximum stay
on the Kalalau Trail, and one night maximum for Hanakoa. The camp
site at Miloli'i is only accessible by boat or kayak. Permits allow
access for maximum of three days. Composting toilets are available
at all three camp sites.