Guide to Puna Area State and National Parks

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If you’re visiting the Puna Area, here are the state and national parks you should see to gain a taste of Hawaii’s culture and unique natural wonders.

Ahalanui Beach Park
14-5363 Kalapana – Kapoho Rd
Pāhoa, HI 96778

A walled-in pool fed from a natural hot spring, Ahalanui Beach Park offers a unique swimming experience for guests. The pool itself is part natural, part man-made, connecting to the ocean via an inlet that allows small tropical fish to enter the pool. Easily accessible and fun for families, there’s a lifeguard on duty and some picnic areas, but you’ll want to arrive earlier in the day in order to get a parking spot.

Lava Tree State Monument
14-3541 Kapoho Rd
Pāhoa, HI 96778

With incredible views of a unique geographic phenomenon, Lava Tree State Monument is a short, 0.7-mile walking trail that rewards visitors with an up-close glimpse of tree trunks encompassed and preserved by ancient lava flows. It’s a quick sightseeing opportunity that offers

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