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.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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LISA YAMAGATA is a 7th-grade science teacher, JUSTIN YAMAGATA is an 8th-grade science teacher, and SUSAN TOGIOKA is a 6th-grade science teacher, all at Waimea Canyon Middle School, Waimea, Hawaii.
The area covered by the new 3G site includes Kekaha, Pokii, Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor and parts of Waimea Canyon Drive, Kokee Road and Kaumualii Highway (Hwy 50).
"Then at night, we gather for dinner at one of the island's fabulous restaurants." During the day, the couple enjoys walking on the beach, listening to the waves, driving along the rim of Waimea Canyon, and visiting the north coast town of Princeville, with a mandatory stop at Lappert's "for its wonderful tropical flavors of ice cream."
These hunting zones are located along the rim of the Waimea Canyon near the main tourist lookout.
Locations: Dramatic, verdant Waimea canyon; Polynesian-style green sea cliffs, tropical jungle with waterfalls, cane fields, white sand beaches, desert-like dunes at Polihale Beach, quaint towns.
MADEIRA: Airtours (0870 241 5339) offers 14-nights' B&B for pounds 259, ex-East Midlands Feb 3.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.
Experience Christmas on the Garden Isle with its exciting and surprising contrasts: the beautiful Na Pali Coast, rugged Waimea Canyon, mysterious Alakai Swamp, and dramatic beaches.
Mark Twain dubbed the Waimea Canyon, a 3,000-foot-deep gorge, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." With 485 inches of annual rainfall, Wai'ale'ale, a 5,000-foot-high mountain, is considered the wettest spot on earth.
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.
He describes it as "lush and tropical, with lovely beaches." For him, Kauai's highlight is Waimea Canyon, often called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.