Description - Maui's state park system is comprised of eight parks. These parks preserve and protect significant natural, cultural and historical sites throughout the island.
- Highlights of the parks include historical ruins, exotic and native plant species, scenic views, sandy beaches, volcanic formations and endangered species habitat. Facilities vary from site to site but most picnic areas and restrooms while some offer campgrounds and even cabins.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities at these state facilities vary from viewing cultural ruins to board surfing. Camping and lodging are permitted at two sights on the island. Other activities at state parks include viewing scenery, photography, hiking, swimming, picnicking and fishing.
Climate - The climate is pleasantly mild on Maui throughout the year. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year and most of it falls on the northeastern or windward portion of the island. Temperatures on this island vary more with elevation than seasons. Expect temperatures to drop four degrees F for every 1,000 feet gained in elevation.
The State Parks on Maui are scattered throughout the island. See the individual park descriptions for locations.