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Fun State and National Park Fact: 90% of the 1,000 species found in Hawaii’s parks are found nowhere else on earth!
Nicknamed "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon stretches 14 miles long and more than 3,600 feet deep, offering views of Kauai's dramatic interior.More
Five historic sites, including the USS Arizona and Battleship Missouri memorials, commemorate the infamous site where a Japanese air attack plunged the U.S. into World War II.More
Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture at this 180-acre national historic park, which was once the home of royal grounds and a place of refuge for ancient Hawaiian lawbreakers.More
Known as the "big beach," this 1.5-mile stretch of sand on Maui's southern coast has little shade, but lots of space to spread out and play in the sun.More
"Tip 1: Stay on the trail! Going off trail, whether for adventuring or lack of clear marking is a good way to get lost. "
"Tip 2: Carry plenty of extra drinking water, at least 2L per person per day (or more if exercising strenuously)."
"Tip 3: When near lava, do not inhale the mist. It is small particles of glass and can damage the lungs!"
"Tip 4: Carry a compass. Sometimes trail tags go missing and you may get off trail by accident. A compass will see you through to your destination, as long as you know how to use it."
"Tip 5: Reserve early. Bookings are accepted up to a year in advance at some parks."
"Tip 6: When hitting a photo op, if it says “CAUTION”, “Loose Gravel” or a barrier of any kind exists, take heed. Stay within permitted areas when taking photos to prevent accidental falls and injury. "
"Tip 7: Wash shoes before and after visiting to prevent spreading of seeds and contaminants (especially when traveling between islands)."
"Tip 8: Don’t forget bug spray! The jungles as well as beaches are known for their bug populations."
"Tip 9: Make sure you hike or camp with a buddy and always let someone know where you’re going and when you intend to be back."
"Tip 10: Follow all posted guidelines, both at the parks and on websites, for camping and hiking."
Explore Parks by Island
Discover the colorful flowers and tropical plant life of Oahu’s various botanical gardens and parks.More
The Island of Hawaii boasts a multitude of beautiful state, county and historical parks that offer everything from lava formations to peaceful beachside camping.More
Molokai’s natural beauty offers a variety of places to learn about Hawaii’s special flora.More
Maui is at the center of the farm-to-table process that is integral to Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Take a farm tour in Kula or visit a lush botanical garden.More