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Wailua River State Park

Highway 56, Wailua, Kauai, HI
+1 808-933-0416
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“fern grotto” (13 reviews)
“swimming hole” (5 reviews)
“rent a kayak” (3 reviews)
Highway 56, Wailua, Kauai, HI
+1 808-933-0416
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the State Park as a shore excursion from a cruise liner. It was a really great trip. A tranquil trip up and down the river with a very pleasant walk to the Fern Grotto. Everything was well presented with some great performances by...More

Thank michaelwI5786VY
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Have no fear, there are no snakes or creatures in the water. It is nice and calm but murky and cannot see the bottom.

Thank michaelemonahan
Reviewed 23 September 2017

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 16 September 2017

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

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

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 17 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

1  Thank DGAT
Reviewed 13 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 27 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 26 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
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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