On the Lava Flows the People Discovered a Spirit...

To survive in a hot and arid environment the native Hawaiians (kanaka maoli) used ancient fishing skills, including the building of fishponds, and the knowledge of the location of precious fresh water (wai) that flows into the many brackish pools throughout the park. The spirit of the people (poe) and the knowledge of the elders (kupuna) created a tradition of respect and reverence for this area. Read More

The park has several cultural events a year...

Experience Hawaiian Culture!

See the park's calendar for cultural events

Colorful Hawaiian gourds (Ipu) used in old Hawai'i.

Monthly Calendar

View programs and upcoming events!

Water pools seep through lava rock

Q & A on Water Petition

Studies related to water quality/quantity in the park are ongoing.

People unfurl a net used to catch fish in a traditional fishpond.

Learn about the park with your students!

Educational Programs offered at the park

Monitoring data

Inventory and Monitoring Data

Learn about Plant Communities, Benthic, Marine Fish, Climate, Anchialine Pools, Groundwater, & Water Quality.

A view of the  Kaloko-Honokohau fishpond and wall

Centennial events in the park!

Listing of events for Kaloko-Honokohau in 2016!

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Mailing Address:

73-4786 Kanalani St. #14
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740


(808) 329-6881 x1329

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