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Manukā State Wayside



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  • Size

    13.70 acres


UPDATE: 9/30/20 - Manukā State Wayside is CLOSED.

A rest stop with an opportunity to picnic among a collection of native and introduced trees. A 2-mile nature hike through the adjacent Manukā Natural Area Reserve offers an experience in Hawaiian natural history.

Allowed Activities
Tent Camping
Rules & Regulation
No Dogs

Additional Information


  • Camping
  • Hiking


  • Campsites
  • Restroom
  • No Drinking Water
  • Trash Cans

Manukā Natural Area Reserve

On the flank of leeward Mauna Loa in South Kona, Manukā Natural Area Reserve is a 25,ooo-acre reserve encompassing a wide range of habitats. These include subalpine shrublands and forests, mesic montane kipuka forests, wet montane forests, lowland mesic forests and lowland dry forests.

Recent lava flows add a variety of pioneer vegetation types, as well as uncharacterized and unsurveyed lava tubes. Concentrations of the Hawaiian hoary bat occur in the area. A rare lowland grassland and anchialine pools are included as well.

Natural Communities

Natural Communities: 17 total, 3 rare

Native Plants & Animals

Native Plants: 187 total taxa, 10 rare

Native Animals: 7 total taxa, 3 rare


  • No Animals/Pets
  • No Littering/Dumping
  • No Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Smoking