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Ahukini State Recreational Pier

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/kauai/index.cfm?park_id=1

hukini Pier is situated at mouth of the Hanamaulu Stream. It consists of a cement pier with a wooden walkway located where the stream meets the Pacific Ocean.

Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=13

Kahana was a thriving fishing and farming community prior to Western contact. Those living in Kahana had an abundance of fresh water and fertile soil on the valley floor to cultivate kalo (taro), the staple crop. The loçi (ponded fields of kalo) were irrigated by 'auwai (ditches) that diverted water from the streams to the fields. Kahana Bay provided a wealth of fish and shellfish.

Aiea Bay State Recreation Area

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=14

Along the banks of Pearl Harbor's East Loch, the park offers picnicking opportunities. Views of Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. The Pearl Harbor bike path passes through the park.

‘Akaka Falls State Park

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/hawaii/index.cfm?park_id=2

Pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling ‘Akaka Falls , which plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. The 0.4-mile loop footpath requires some physical exertion

Diamond Head State Monument

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=15

Description: The unique profile of Diamond Head (Le'ahi) sits prominently near the eastern edge of Waikiki's coastline. Hawaii's most recognized landmark is known for its historic hiking trail, stunning coastal views, and military history. Diamond Head State Monument encompasses over 475 acres, including the interior and outer slopes of the crater.

Ha‘ena State Park

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/kauai/index.cfm?park_id=8

Description: Scenic wildland park. This park lies at the “end of the road” on Kaua‘i's north shore, and is an extremely popular destination for both visitors and locals. Viewing of wet caves — ancient sea caves formed during a higher stand of sea, probably 4,000 years ago; tradition credits Pele the volcano goddess as having dug the caves in her search for a new home. Beach-related activities, shore fishing, viewing of spectacular Na Pali Coast and swimming at Ke‘e Beach (conditions allowing). The turquoise cove provides a picturesque setting to enjoy a picnic or stroll on the beach. The trailhead for the 11-mile Kalalau Trail begins in this park. It is best to arrive early as the limited parking fills up rapidly.

Halekii-Pihana Heiau State Monument

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/maui/index.cfm?park_id=35

Remains of two important heiau (places of worship) that were rededicated as war temples by Kahekili, Maui's last ruling chief. Viewpoint of Central Maui.

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/hawaii/index.cfm?park_id=44

Landscaped beach park with swimming during calm seas, bodysurfing during periods of shore breaks, sunbathing and other beach-related activities, picnicking and shelter lodging opportunities. Dangerous rip currents and pounding shore breaks during periods of high surf! Waves over 3 feet high are for experts--all other should stay out of the water and away from the shoreline! Lifeguard services. Hiking opportunity along the coastal trail.

He'eia State Park

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=16

Coastal site with picnicking and good views of Kane'ohe Bay and He'eia Fishpond. Community programs and Weekend party hall rental.

‘Iao Valley State Monument

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/maui/index.cfm?park_id=36

A paved 0.6 mile walk provides a scenic viewpoint of Kuka‘emoku ('Iao Needle), an erosional feature which abruptly rises 1200 feet from the valley ?oor. Learn about the plants brought by the Hawaiians who settled in ‘Iao Valley by taking a short walk through a botanical garden. This valley is rich in cultural and spiritual values and is the site of the battle of Kepaniwai where the forces of Kamehameha I conquered the Maui army in 1790. (6.2 acres)

Iolani Palace State Monument

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=18

Royal Palace of the Hawaiian Monarchy. Officially dedicated in 1882, 'Iolani Palace served as the setting for the monarchs and their courts on formal occasions. Guided tours of the palace interior by advance reservations (fee charged)--call the Friends of 'Iolani Palace at (808) 522-0832; tour hours are 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. from Wednesday through Saturday. Landscaped grounds popular for informal lawn picnics and Friday noon band concerts. National Historic Landmark.

Ka'ena Point State Park

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=19

Relatively remote wild coastline with picnicking opportunities and shore fishing. Large sandy beach at Keawa'ula Bay with board surfing and bodysurfing for experts and swimming only during completely calm conditions in the summer; lifeguard services. Long family hike (2.7 miles one-way) along volcanic coast with tide pools, small natural stone arches and fine views of Makua coastline. Early morning dolphin sightings from point near Kaluakauila stream mouth. Viewing of the large sea cave, Kaneana, legendary home of Nanue the shark man. Hot, dry area with little shade. No drinking water.

Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=20

A 1-mile hike (one-way) along a paved roadway leads to a lookout atop a headland above the historic Makapuu lighthouse (the lighthouse itself is off-limits, but can be viewed from the trail). At various points along the route there are sweeping views of the southeastern O'ahu coastline, and migrating humpback whales may be visible during whale season. No drinking water or restrooms available.

Kaka'ako Waterfront Park

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=21

Management of Kakaako Waterfront Park has been transferred to the Hawaii Community Development Corporation. For park information and online permits, please visit their website, www.hcdaweb.org, or call 594-0300.

Kalopa State Recreation Area

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/hawaii/index.cfm?park_id=45

Lodging, picnicking and easy family nature hike (0.7-mile loop trail) in a native 'ohi'a forest at a 2000-foot elevation. Trail passes through the beginnings of an arboretum of the Island's native plants. Additional trails in the adjoining forest reserve, including a 2-mile horse loop trail.

Kaumahina State Wayside

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/maui/index.cfm?park_id=37

Forested rest stop with exotic plants. Picnicking and scenic viewpoint of northeast Maui coastline. No drinking water.

Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=22

Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area is a 384-acre park located approximately 12 miles from Waikiki. Keaďwa Heiau is located at the park entry. Continue along the paved park road to the campgrounds, picnic areas, and trailhead for the 'Aiea Loop Trail.

Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/hawaii/index.cfm?park_id=46

Site of the first extensive contact between Hawaiians and Westerners with the arrival of Captain Cook in 1779. Viewing of Hikiau Heiau, a traditional religious site, and the Captain Cook monument at a distance across Kealakekua Bay.

Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/hawaii/index.cfm?park_id=47

Mahai'ula section has a sandy beach and dune offering opportunities for swimming and beach-related activities. A picnic area with tables is available. A 4.5-mile hike north through this wilderness park on the historic coastal trail, Ala Kahakai, leads to Kua Bay. Midway, a hike to the summit of Pu'u Ku'ili, a 342-foot high cinder cone, offers an excellent view of the coastline. Dry and hot with no drinking water. Kua Bay section at north end of park offers beach-related activities.

Kewalo Basin

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=23

Management of Kewalo Basin has been transferred to the Hawaii Community Development Corporation. For park information and online permits, please visit their website, www.hcdaweb.org, or call 594-0300.

Kiholo State Park Reserve

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/hawaii/index.cfm?park_id=58

This area is under park reserve status and still undergoing conceptual planning for future public use. The area is a stark, lava-covered coastal park with small bays, sparsely vegetated coastline, historic lava flows, and wide open spaces.

Kohala Historical Sites State Monument

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/hawaii/index.cfm?park_id=48

Viewing of Mo'okini Heiau and Kamehameha I Birthsite. A National Historic Landmark, Mo’okini is one of the most famous luakini heiau (sacrificial temples) on the island. The birthsite is a memorial to Hawai'i's greatest king who united all the island chiefdoms into a kingdom.

Koke‘e State Park

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/kauai/index.cfm?park_id=7

The park offers commanding views of the lush, amphitheater-headed Kalalau Valley from 4000 feet elevation. Wildland picnicking, tent camping and lodging. Hiking in native rain forest and along rim of Waimea Canyon; additional trails in neighboring forest reserves. Excellent area for observation of native plants, forest birds and insects. Seasonal plum picking and trout ?shing. Pig hunting in public hunting area.

Kukaniloko Birthstones State Historic Site

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=24

Kukaniloko Birthstones is one of the most significant cultural sites on O'ahu. This significance was recognized in the listing of the site on the National and Hawai'i Registers of Historic Places. A 5-acre parcel encompassing the site was acquired by the State of Hawai'i in 1992 and placed under the jurisdiction of State Parks to preserve and interpret this important historic site.

La'ie Point State Wayside

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=25

Scenic views of offshore sea arch and island seabird sanctuary. Good shore fishing from sea cliffs at the point.
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