The "Garden Island"
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Special Alert Posted May 22, 2018
One lane of Kuhio Highway between Waikoko and Haena will be open for vehicle access to local area residents only from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily; visitors will not have access. Hanalei Beach Park around Black Pot Beach is currently closed due to safety concerns. Haena State Park, including the Kalalau Trail remain closed. Visitors are encouraged to experience the north shore communities of Princeville and Hanalei (town), and other areas of the Garden Island. For the latest updates regarding the situation, please check:
- Parks: HTTP://DLNR.HAWAII.GOV/DSP/
- Kauai County conditions: HTTP://WWW.KAUAI.GOV/
- Hawaii Tourism Authority: HTTP://WWW.hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert/
Click here to view a map of the affected area on the North Shore.
Kauai is Hawaii's fourth largest island and is sometimes called the "Garden Island," which is an entirely accurate description. The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls! Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination. More than just dramatic beauty, the island is home to a variety of outdoor activities. You can kayak the Wailua River, snorkel on Poipu Beach, hike the trails of Kokee State Park, or go ziplining above Kauai's lush valleys. But, it is the island's laid-back atmosphere and rich culture found in its small towns that make it truly timeless. Make your escape to Kauai and discover the undeniable allure of the island.
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