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 Kau Makahiki season begins when the  'Oloa O Lono arrives. The park celebrates on 11/15.

The Makahiki Season is here!

The Moʻolono (or the priests) of the Lono order commence the season of Makahiki by observing the initial changes in the environment.

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

Monthly Calendar

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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.

Kaloko-Honokōhau Foundation Document (2018)

Foundation Plan for Kaloko-Honokōhau NHP

Kaloko-Honokōhau Foundation Document (2018)

Last updated: November 7, 2018

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