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MacKenzie State Recreation Area

  • Hwy. 137 Map It
  • Pahoa
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 08/07/2014

Fodor's Review

This coastal park, on rocky shoreline cliffs in a breezy, cool ironwood grove, has a pavilion, picnic tables, restrooms, and a tent-camping area, but no drinking water. The park is significant for the restored section of the old King's Highway trail system, which circled the coast in the era before Hawaii was discovered by the Western world. In those days, regional chiefs used the trails to connect get between coastal villages, collect taxes, and maintain control over people. Views take in the rugged coast, rocky beach, and coastal dry forest.

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Hwy. 137, Pahoa, Hawaii, 96778, United States

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Published 08/07/2014


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Jul 28, 2016

Relaxing Nature Time

This is a great place to be one with nature and to watch the waves crashing on the rocks. Such a cool place, we have some pics of Mackenzie it if you're interested:

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