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Big Island of Hawaii Parks

Your guide to exploring the national, state and county parks of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Parks on the Big Island of Hawaii
There are almost 687 public parks in the State of Hawaii, falling under federal, state and county jurisdictions. We look at the best parks on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Pu`uhonua O Honaunau - City of Refuge
Come with us for our two part visit to this national historical park and important cultural center on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Hawaii County Park Facilities
Some general information on the county parks on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Hawaii State Parks
From the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, A guide to the state parks on the Island of Hawaii with an interactive map and detailed information on each park.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site features active volcanism and rare vegetation. Elevations range from sea level to 13,677 feet.

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Site of an ancient Hawaiian settlement which encompasses portions of four different traditional sea to mountain land divisions.

Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Until 1819, vanquished Hawaiian warriors, noncombatants, and kapu breakers could escape death by reaching this sacred ground. Official site of the National Park Service.

Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Preserves ruins of Pu`ukohola Heiau ("Temple on the hill of the whale"), built by King Kamehameha the Great during the period of his ascendancy to power.

State Parks on the Island of Hawaii
A good capsulized Guide to 15 state parks on the Island of Hawaii.

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