Mauna Kea is an exposed portion of the highest insular mountain in the United States. It contains the highest lake in the country and evidence of glaciation above the 11,000-foot level. It is the most majestic expression of shield volcanism in the Hawaiian Archipelago, if not the world.
Year designated: 1972
Ownership: Federal, State
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