Wailuku River State Park

Wailuku River State Park


Location:Off Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo. The Boiling Pots area is at the end of Peepee Falls Drive; Rainbow Falls is on Rainbow Drive.
Facilities:Scenic overlooks, walking paths.
Special Features:Park features viewpoints of geologic and scenic interest along Wailuku River. Boiling Pots is a succession of big pools connected by underground flow or cascades, with waters that roll and bubble as if boiling. Hexagonal columns that line the pools were formed by the slow cooling of basalt lava. The 80-foot Rainbow Falls is known for the rainbow often visible in its mist; legend says that a cave behind the waterfall was the home of Hina, mother of the demigod Maui.
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: 16.3 acres.

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