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


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  • Mauka-Makai Trail From Visitor Center to 'Ai'opio Fishtrap Closed Aug 11-22nd

    Due to the unforeseen weather conditions of Hurricane Iselle, the trail maintenance project will be extended an additional week from Aug 18-22nd. Please contact the Park Visitor Center at (808) 326-9057 for additional information.

Ocean & Coastline

Living By The Ocean

Imagine how the people who lived here used the ocean and its resources. Just like them, you can enjoy the coastal views, take a tidal pool walk or watch a beautiful sunset along the seashore. Fishing and gathering of some ocean resources are allowed - guided by State of Hawaii regulations.

Ocean Awareness

Remember, the ocean is part of nature and can be dangerous and unpredictable at times. Prepare for a safe visit around the ocean. Be aware of and attentive to slippery surfaces, wave movement, tidal fluctuations, and other changing elements. There are NO LIFEGUARDS. Check with the Hale Ho`okipa Visitor Center for the latest information about ocean currents, high surf warnings or weather advisories when planning your ocean activities.

Did You Know?

Canoe sailing in Honaunau Bay

Did you know Polynesian explorers navigated across the Pacific Ocean using the stars, wind and wave patterns and seabirds to guide across the sea safely to their destination.