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General Information

Description - MacKenzie State Recreation Area is a 13 acre site which highlights the low cliffs and volcanic coastline of the Puna district of the Big Island.

Attractions - The King's Trail leads through the park on its way around the island. Facilities at the park include restrooms, picnic tables and campsites. No drinking water is available.

The picnicking and camping facilities lie within an ironwood grove. The camping area offers four campsites which can accommodate up to 6 people each. A camping permit must be obtained through the Hawai'i District of Hawai'i State Parks: P.O. Box 936, (75 Aupuni Street, #204), Hilo, HI 96721 (808) 974-6200. The permit serves as your campsite reservation.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities at MacKenzie State Recreation Area include viewing scenery, shore fishing, camping, picnicking and hiking.

Climate - The island of Hawaii, like the others in the chain, has a windward and leeward climate. The windward (eastern) side of the island receives a lot of moisture. Hilo's monthly averages are above 8 inches. Winter and spring months receive the most moisture, but count on rain if you're traveling in this region. The leeward side can be almost desert like. The mountains are so large on Hawaii, that they trap the moisture on the windward side. Most of the days are sunny on the western coast of Hawaii and hence the tourists flock to this region.

Temperatures on the island of Hawaii are moderate with year round averages near 74 degrees F. The temperatures differ more with elevation than the seasons. Winter clothing such as gloves, hats and layered clothing is necessary if camping in any of the high elevation campgrounds on the island.

Location - This recreation area lies on the southeastern shore of the Big Island. It can be accessed from the Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road, nine miles northeast of Kaimu.


Fee Information
Type Price
(2000)
Remarks
Campsite $5 Permit fee


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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: ********Watch Out here******* I met up with a couple of backpackers who had kerosene poured onto their tent before they scared somebody away. Additionaly, having lived in Puna 2 years, I heard a lot of weird if exagerated stories about this park, including rape, murder, and live sacrifices. Just some friendly advice!


Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Good shore fishing.
Yes
ICON Picnicking Picnic facilities available.
Yes


More Information

Contact Information:
Hawai'i District, Hawai'i State Parks, P.O. Box 936, 75 Aupuni Street, 204 , Hilo, HI, 96721-0936, Phone: 808-974-6200

Additional Information:
Big Island (Hawaii) - This island is known as 'The Big Island', due to its size, which is nearly double that of the others in the archipelago combined. Hawaii has a plethora of natural areas including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Big Island State Parks - The Big Island contains 14 state-administered park sites. The sites pervade the island and protect properties of natural, historical and cultural significance.
Hawaii Beaches -
Hawaii State Parks - Hawai'i's State Park System is comprised of 52 state parks encompassing nearly 25,000 acres on the 5 major islands.

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