Kalapana State Wayside Park

3.825 Votes
  • Address: 12-5281 Ala Kulia, Pāhoa, HI 96778, USA, United States
  • Tags: View Point, Family And Kids, Nature, Volcano

Kalapana State Wayside Park is famous for the breathtaking views it offers and these are not the regular views of lush greenery or blue waters. Though the place is called a park, it is actually a plain terrain leading you to a unique viewpoint. If you are an outdoor person, looking for something adventurous, then this is the place for you! Big Island of Hawaii is known for the active lava fields. Glowing molten lava coming down from the cliff only to meet the sea at the end is a sight which will be etched in your memory forever. If you are visiting this place around or after sunset, the stunning natural beauty will leave you awestruck. The landscapes and the flow of lava are ever-changing. Make sure you are taking a guided tour to avoid any mishaps.  

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Kalapana State Wayside Park Reviews & Ratings

  • This site is where you can see the crazy houses built right on previous lava flows, some of which are quite recent. It is something to not only to see lava covering such a vast amount of land but when you add to it the whimsy of some of the homes, you know you are on the moon. A major highlight was stopping at the place that points to “lava info.” I thought it was a tourist trap but it is far from it. If you want to learn about volcanos from someone who is highly knowledgeable and lives right on the lava, be sure to stop by. Scientists, volconologists, and public school classes have all visited the living lava museum. You don’t even have to pay anything though I gave a donation. Outstanding! (Technically my review is about the road going to the park which was the reason for my visit.)

  • The power of nature is awesome

  • Just a bunch of lava there nothing elsejust a bunch of lab of their nothing else know part benches tables fire pits nothing it just looks like nothing

  • I can't say much for this park itself as I think most people come here to park their cars and walk to the lava flow viewing area, but this is a good place to do just that. Lots of bike rental tents (most or all were $20) with some offering shuttles to a point 2 miles in. The entire trek is ~4.5 miles one way. I walked but will probably bike next time just to cut on the amount of time. The path seemed fine for both walking and biking.

  • Nice park good time to visit here have fun those days.. .

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