Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Along the western coastline of the Island of Hawai'i lies the hot, rugged lava of Kaloko-Honokohau. Some people find it difficult to understand why the ancient Hawaiians chose to settle upon these stark lava fields. The reason was, perhaps, a spiritual one, for there was a spirit in Kaloko-Honokohau. The Hawaiians who first came to the area felt its presence in every rock and and tree, in the gentle waters of shallow bays and in the tradewinds that gently swept across the lava flow. Perhaps you too will experience this spirit on your visit to this National Historical Park.
Hours + Fees
Hale Ho'okipa, the Visitor Contact Station, the Hawaii Natural History Association store, and the adjoining parking area are open from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily.
The Kaloko road gate is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
Visitors are welcome in the park after 5:00 pm, but vehicles must be removed from Hale Ho'okipa Visitor Contact Station and Kaloko parking area before the gates are locked and secured for the evening.
Camping is not permitted in the park.
Map + Directions
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park is located on the west coast of the island of Hawai'i, approximately 3 miles south of the Keahole International Airport and 3 miles north of the town of Kailua-Kona, on the ocean side of Highway 19. The visitor contact station, Hale Ho'okipa, is located half a mile north of the entrance to Honokohau Harbor.
The Kaloko road gate is located across the highway from the Kaloko New Industrial Park (across from the big yellow "Kona Trade Center" building). You can also access the park from the south end, by way of Honokohau Boat harbor.