• Kaloko fishpond wall is over 800 ft long and spans a natural cove


    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Hawaiian coot at 'Aimakapa pond
The endangered Hawaiian coot nests in ponds integral to the park's native ecosystems
Bryan Harry photo

The natural features of Kaloko-Honokohau are connected with the park's archeological and cultural features. The park's wetlands make up some of the Big Islands's finest. They are remnants of a once thriving aquaculture system. The park has many important natural features that help us understand the story of the park and its past use. The coral reef, anchialine pools, tidepools and wetland bird habitats are easily accessible.

Did You Know?

Hawaiian monk seal hauled-out on lava flats

Did you know the Hawaiian monk seal is one of only 2 mammals native to the Hawaiian Islands? These endangered seals can occasionally be sighted hauled-out and sleeping on the beaches of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.