Corbitt's National Parks
     Kaloko-Honokohau
              National Historical Park


                



1978: National Historical Park

Size: 1,161 acres

2008 visitors: 104,835

Stamp: ?

Rating (1-5): Unrated

About the Site

This Park, on the island of Hawaii, preserves traditional native Hawaiian activities and culture. It is on the site of an ancient Hawaiian settlement with four different ahupuaa, or traditional sea-to-mountain divisions of land.

What You're Going to See

Things to see include fishponds, house-site foundations, petroglyphs, a stone slide, and a religious site. Visitors can indulge in bird-watching, fishing, hiking, picnicking, snorkling, surfing and swimming.

Personal Observations

There is a contact station at Honokohau; I don't know if it has a stamp for your passport (!).

Getting There

From Kailua-Kona, go north three miles on highway 19. From the Keahole-Kona airport, go south about five miles on highway 19.

Nearby Attractions

A few miles to the north is Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, a few miles to the south is Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, and on the other side of the island of Hawaii you'll find Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Maui has Haleakala National Park, Oahu has the USS Arizona Memorial, and Molokai has Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

The nearest other Park, nearly 2,400 miles away, is Point Reyes National Seashore in California.