Kaloko Fishpond at Honokōhau National Park
DIRECTIONS: From the Kona Airport, drive SOUTH on Queen Kaahumanu Highway past Hina Lani Street (Costco). Not even 1/2 mile past the Hina Lani Street traffic signal, there will be an asphalt driveway on the RIGHT with no highway signage where you will turn. Once you turn right, you will then see the National Park sign as shown below in the photo. While it is not necessary to have 4WD, it is a bumpy, unpaved road part way down to the small parking lot. Click HERE for Honokohau National Park map.
HOURS: 8:00 am to 5:00 PM daily
BRING: No longer than 6 foot leash (Dogs are required to remain on leash at all times), poop bags, fresh water, water bowl. NO SHOWERS, so you may want to bring your own rinse water. Shady picnic tables…Bring a picnic lunch!
WHAT ELSE: Very quiet and deserted first thing in the morning, I always see at least a few people bring their dogs here to walk the sandy path and then cool off in the ocean. Thanks to the Park Rangers who are always on-site, this park is meticulously clean and free of branches, glass, etc. (that might pose a hazard to your bare paws). Very clean porta-potties are located in the parking lot.