Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Ahukini Recreational Pier State Park is located on a spit of land at the edge of Hanama’ulu Bay where the Hanamaulu Stream meets the ocean.

The site has the ruins of a cement pier, with a wooden walkway built onto it so that visitors can access a portion of the ruins. A popular spot for locals to pole fish or drop crab nets from, the pier itself is the remains of the endpoint of a railroad line run by the Ahukini Terminal and Railway Company, which ran from 1920 to 1959. The pier once served as the transfer point of sugar harvested by the Lihue Plantation and Makee Sugar Company onto small boats which would deliver the load to larger boats at sea.

Today, the park is mostly a parking lot with the pier to one end and a rock jetty to the other. 

There are no bathrooms or running water here, the park's location near Lihue International Airport means that arriving and departing planes pierce the air regularly here. Though we like to use the park as a last stop to eat our food and pack our bags one last time before driving 3 minutes to the airport terminal.

There is no cost to visit the state park. Park hours are from 7am to 7pm daily.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Cons

A little rundown feeling.

Features

ADA accessible
Fishing
Family friendly
Crabbing

Location

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