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General Information

Description - This large beach park encompasses over 100 acres immediately north of Kailua-Kona, that surrounds the abandoned commercial airstrip.

Attractions - The Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area contains a lava rock-covered beach area with picnic facilities, showers and restrooms. A special events pavilion is available for rental. The lava limits water access to a few breaks in the rock, but the park is excellent for shore fishing and tide pool exploration. Tennis courts, a soccer field and ball field are maintained on the property.

Recreation - This site is a good place for tide pool exploration, shore fishing and picnicking. The northern portion of the park has water access for snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing.

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 park is located north of Kailua-Kona on the leeward shore of Hawaii. It can be accessed from the end of Kuakini Highway.


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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: many bandits. locals hate haoles.


Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Beach Activities Variety of beach activities.
Yes
ICON Picnicking Picnic facilities and a special events pavilion 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 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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