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Gauge Hanalei River nr Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Flow Range 200 - 25000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 47 minutes ago 142 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 01/09/2006 2:11 pm

River Description

The provided lat/longitude coords are based on an 8-10-mile stretch of river from the road to the bay.

Note from Access Director Jason Robertson:
I was visiting Kauai earlier this year and had the good fortune to spend a week on the Hanalei River. The flow on this river is very rain dependent and at the time I was there, the river did not have enough flow to go more than a mile upstream of the wildlife sanctuary which is at sea level. According to the locals that I have spoken to, the river has been run in a sea kayak, but the paddler had difficulty with one 6-foot ledge.
The brief whitewater segment of this river is only accessible from private property, and is, therefore, not recommended, and not worth planning a kayaking trip around. However, it is a beautiful place to go hiking.

The flatwater section downstream is also a beautiful place to go sea kayaking, and a great place to see the island's native wildlife.


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