To prevent the area from once again being overcrowded with tourists, the Haena State Park master plan calls for limiting visitor numbers to 900 a day (previously, 3,000 people were entering the park daily). Non-Hawaii residents who walk, bike, drive, or come by shuttle will be required to make advance reservations and pay a small fee. Hikers who go beyond the two-mile mark at the stream crossing are required to make reservations and obtain a special camping permit for $20 a night. Reservations can be made online, and will cost $1 per person and $5 per vehicle; a parking reservation grants park access for the driver and passengers.
Local residents aren’t exactly thrilled with the highway’s reopening, however, as it means an inevitable influx of tourism. A code of conduct called the Aloha Pledge has even been created, with tips on how to behave when visiting the area.