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O'ahu State Parks

Aiea Bay State Recreation Area
Diamond Head State Monument
Hanauma Bay State Underwater Park
He'eia State Park
Iolani Palace State Monument
Ka'ena Point State Park
Kahana Valley State Park
Kaka'ako Waterfront
Kea'iwa Heiau State Recreation Area
Kewalo Basin
Kukaniloko Birthstones State Monument
La'ie Point State Wayside
Makapu'u Point State Wayside
Malaekahana State Recreation Area
Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside
Pu'u Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Pu'u Ualaka'a State Wayside
Royal Mausoleum State Monument
Sand Island State Recreation Area
Ulupo Heiau State Monument
Wa'ahila Ridge State Recreation Area
Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area

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Description - O'ahu's state parks protect a variety of natural and historic features that support many different activities. The 23 parks on O'ahu include, monuments, wayside areas and recreation areas.

Attractions - The state parks protect a wide variety of natural, historical and cultural resources, including Diamond Head cone, 'Iolani Palace, eucalyptus groves and Hawaiian-built fishponds. The State Park properties also offer public access to beaches, wildlands, trails, picnic grounds, campgrounds, cabins and more.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities in O'ahu's State Parks is as diverse as the flora and fauna on the island. Most of the activities in all of Hawaii's State Parks focus around water sports, and peak times for different sports change with the seasons. Picnicking, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and body surfing are a few of the recreation pursuits visitors can enjoy in this beautiful location.

Climate - The climate is pleasantly mild on O'ahu 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.

Location - The State Parks on O'ahu are scattered throughout the island, but the highest concentration of facilities lies along the eastern coast of the island.. See the individual park descriptions for locations.

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Contact Information:
Oahu District, Hawaii State Parks, P.O. Box 621, 1151 Punchbowl Street, 131 , Honolulu, HI, 96809, Phone: 808-587-0300

Additional Information:
O'ahu - O'ahu lies in the middle of the Hawaiian archipelago as the third largest island within the chain. Much of the eastern portion of the island is state forest reserve land and open for public use.


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