Waimea Canyon State Park

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Waimea Canyon State Park


Location:11 miles north of Kekaha on Kokee Road (Highway 550); adjoins Kokee State Park (see separate entry).
Facilities:Picnic areas, nature trail, scenic lookout.
Activities:Trout fishing (seasonal), wildland picnicking, hiking; pig and seasonal goat hunting nearby.
Special Features:Rim overlooks one of the state's scenic treasures--the deep, colorful gorge of Waimea Canyon. The site also offers a good view of Niihau Island. Visitors can hike into and out of the canyon through an adjacent forest reserve. The hike is a long one, and strenuous.
Address:c/o Kauai District Office
3060 Eiwa St, Rm 306
Lihue, HI 96766

Phone:808-274-3444
Web: www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dsp/kauai.html
Size: 1,866 acres.

See other parks in Hawaii.
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LONG-HAUL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: Cosmos Tourama (0870 264 6012) offers 15-day escorted tour via Honolulu, famous resort of Waikiki, spectacular Waimea Canyon, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and Maui for pounds 1,439, ex-Heathrow Feb 15.
Or Kauai (Garden Island), probably the most beautiful of the islands, with deserted white sand beaches snaking along the edge of lush greenery and hiding the startling Waimea Canyon, described by Mark Twain as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
Mark Twain dubbed the Waimea Canyon, a 3,000-foot-deep gorge, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
Mother Nature shows her stuff on Kauai, Hawaii's "Island of Discovery" From the rugged Napali Coast to Waimea Canyon, the island features some of the world's most beautiful mountains and beaches.
Archer's (0870 751 2000) pounds 1,079 16-day tour of the Hawaiian Islands (fly into Honolulu and out of Maui) visits Honolulu, Waikiki, Kauai, Waimea Canyon, Luau, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kailua-Kona, Maui, and Haleakala National Park.
The grant for Hawaii will go toward reforesting Waimea Canyon on the island of Kauai, severely damaged during Hurricane Iniki last September.
Helicopter tours of the Waimea Canyon and Na Pali Coast are an unforgettable way to see these sights.
The only hotel in the Waimea area, Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages offers convenient access to Kauai's famous Waimea Canyon, Kokee State Park, the Napali Coast and other notable attractions on Kauai's south coast.
Kauai offers more than 50 miles of white-sand beaches and natural wonders that include Waimea Canyon, dubbed "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," and the towering mountain cliffs overlooking the Napali Coast.
Home to pastel-hued Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," as well as the emerald folding cliffs of the Napali Coast, one of Hawaii's great natural wonders, Kauai has always been known for the breathtaking beauty of its aina (land).
Near its south coast, Waimea Canyon cuts through the thick volcanic earth's surface on the same scale as Arizona's Grand Canyon.