Koke'e State Park

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by aponyah on August 23, 2002

Koke'e State Park is at 4,000' elevation, almost at the top of Waimea Canyon road. The park is 4,345 acres. If you are into hiking, this park has over 45 miles of trails. There is the world's highest swamp named Alaka'i Swamp and hiking there is extremely muddy. The mud is almost slimy and good tread is a must. Be sure to wear old clothes. You will get dirty hiking to the swamp or even Pihue Lookout.

No gas stations are located in the park,so fill up before coming up the mountain.

The lodge has 12 rustic, inexpensive cabins with fireplaces to rent ($35-$45 per night). Call for reservations.

Restaurant open for breakfast and lunch only.
1-800--335-6061 Koke'e Lodge
Koke'e Campground
Tent and trailer camping are allowed in this state park with appropriate permits. Restrooms, picnic tables and pavilions, grills and restaurant nearby the campground.
Permit is required for camping - call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 808-261-6660 for information and application.
It is a great place to picnic and the food in the restaurant is good. Beware of the hotdogs; they are huge! Ordering one is sufficient!

Koke'e State Park
Kokee Road
Waimea, Hawaii, 96796
+1 808 587 0400


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