These 16 State Parks In Hawaii Will Knock Your Socks Off
By Megan Shute|Updated on January 29, 2022(Originally published January 23, 2022)
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
The Hawaiian islands are home to some of Earth’s most majestic beauty. From towering mountain tops, to deep, lush, rainforest filled valleys, it’s a place of pure magic. Hawaii is home to approximately 51 state parks on five different islands, not including national parks and forest reserves. Here are the sixteen of the most best state parks in Hawaii that you’ll want to visit this year.
This is a pretty comprehensive list of the best state parks in Hawaii. But did we miss your favorite Hawaii State Park? Sound off in the comments below!
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What’s the best time of year to visit Hawaii’s state parks?
Luckily for you, Hawaii is wonderful to visit all year long! The weather is pretty consistently gorgeous, although there is a wetter season in the winter time. Visit whenever you’d like, but be prepared for slightly muddier conditions from November through March.
How old is the oldest park in Hawaii?
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is the oldest park in Hawaii, and was established in 1916. It was created in a joint park with Haleakalā National Park and was named “Hawaii National Park.” In 1961 it split from Haleakalā National Park and became its own standalone national park.