Hawaii State Parks

Hawaii National and State Parks and Recreation

Polynesians from distant lands came to the shores of Hawaii over a thousand years ago. Sailing on large, double-hulled canoes, they navigated by using the position of the stars, the sun and the moon, by the movement of the waves and by the flight of the birds.

Hawaii has 2 national parks, 14 state parks, 2 National Historic Parks, 1 National Wildlife Refuge, and 2 wilderness areas.

National Parks

State Parks

 

National Historic Parks

Hawaii and Pacific Islands National Wildlife Refuge Areas

  • Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Hule’ia National Wildlife Refuge  
  • James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Jarvis Island National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Kingman Reef National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Mariana Trench Marine National Monument  
  • Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Oahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Wake Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Hawaii Wilderness Areas

Hawaii has two wilderness areas.

  • Haleakala Wilderness
  • Hawaii Volcanoes Wilderness