Lava Tree State Monument


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Lava Tree State Monument


Location:Off Pahoa-Pohoiki Road (Highway 132), 2.7 miles southeast of Pahoa.
Facilities:Picnic area, walking path; no drinking water.
Activities:Nature study.
Special Features:Park preserves a forest of lava trees, an unusual volcanic feature that resulted when a lava flow swept through this forested area and left behind lava molds of the tree trunks.
Address:c/o Hawaii District Office
PO Box 936
Hilo, HI 96721

Phone:808-974-6200
Web: www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dsp/hawaii.html
Size: 17 acres.

See other parks in Hawaii.
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the gate to Lava Tree State Monument in the Puna District on Hawaii Island will open for the first time in more than seven months.
Lava Tree State Monument, off Pahoa-Pohoiki Road, 2.7 miles southeast of Pahoa, is a forest of "lava trees," formed by a lava flow that swept through the area and left behind lava molds of tree trunks.
Both Lava Tree State Monument and MacKenzie State Recreation Area have been closed since shortly after the eruption began.