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Kaumakina State Wayside Park has spectacular coastal views, picnic tables, restrooms, water fountains, and a short nature hike
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Kaumakina State Wayside Park has spectacular coastal views, picnic tables, restrooms, water fountains, and a short nature hike
Description - Kaumahina State Wayside is a 7.8 acre site which provides a scenic, forested rest stop for travelers along the Hana Highway on the northern Maui coast.

Attractions - Kaumahina State Wayside provides covered picnic facilities as well as a beautiful scenic overlook of the Keanae Peninsula and the north Maui coastline. A couple of loop trails lead up from the ocean. A eucalyptus grove provides shade for this wayside park, which also contains a variety of other exotic plants. The site does not offer drinking water but does offer a porta potty as toilet facilities.

Recreation - Travelers will enjoy viewing scenery, photography and picnicking at this beautiful state-maintained wayside.

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.

Location - Kaumahina wayside is located on the north coast of Maui, 28 miles east of Kahului Airport along the Hana Highway.

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Filed By: Neola Caveny
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: This park has been closed by the State DLNR and completely bulldozed to add 25 more parking stalls and a restroom facility requiring a large leach field. Construction/closure is scheduled through Oct. 2005. All trees (50 + years old) and vegetation have been destroyed. It's gone - keep going to Keanae.Ä

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Picnicking Covered picnic sites available.
ICON Viewing Scenery Excellent coastal views from lookout.

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Contact Information:
Maui District, Hawaii State Parks, 54 South High Street, 101 , Wailuku, HI, 96793, Phone: 808-984-8109

Additional Information:
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.
Maui - Maui is the second largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. On its shores and mountains are many sites of natural, cultural and historical interest.
Maui State Parks - Maui's state parks preserve and protect significant natural, cultural and historical sites throughout the island.


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