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MacKenzie State Park

Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Spectacular views!

The McKenzie State Park has high cliffs with surf pounding on the rocks. Beautiful but one must be... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Rosie R
Worth a stop

First, don't take kids here, unless you have excellent control over them. There's no protection to... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Montgomery, Texas
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The McKenzie State Park has high cliffs with surf pounding on the rocks. Beautiful but one must be careful! Worth a stop for the gorgeous scenery.

Thank Rosie R
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

First, don't take kids here, unless you have excellent control over them. There's no protection to prevent them from just falling over the edge into the roaring waves below. Aside from this, it was amazing. We watched from the edge as large swells crashed into...More

Thank mrswalkley
Reviewed 28 February 2017

First off: don't try to use the restrooms here. They had graffiti all over the doors and my mom poked her head in and said both smelled horrific. That said, it's worth a stop here for the amazing views of the sea cliffs and the...More

Thank Analise83
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This historic park is NOT for swimming. The high cliffs echo with breakers and the tall ironwood trees offer abundant shade for having a picnic and spending a lazy afternoon with family. There's plenty of walking about space and history to intrigue the visitor.

Thank Gabriele S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a really interesting place. You will likely have it all to yourself save some fishermen on the cliffs. It's magically quiet except for the surf pounding on the cliffs and the wind sighing through the ironwood trees. Watching the surf pound the cliffs...More

Thank H20-Gal
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

A small park way down on the SE coast of the Big Island. There are sufficient facilities and shade to have a good day down here. You cannot get into sea here but the lava was an interesting sight. When we were there the only...More

Thank PMQuestions
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The views here are absolutely gorgeous. This is not a spot for swimming as the water is really rough. Visitors are cautioned to stay away from the cliff edges as they are fragile and could break away. There is a picnic area but no potable...More

Thank debbyanne
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Highway 137 runs for miles alongside the ocean with palm trees and exotic foliage it was one of my favourite drives in Hawaii. By chance we pulled into MaKenzie State Park. Parking was easy under the trees and we took time out not only to...More

Thank paul6111
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Mackenzie Park was just a few miles from the cottage I stayed for a few days in Pahoa. What a beautiful drive of palms and coconuts lining the roads with arched trees almost beckoning your name to drive through their architecture. It seems to be...More

Thank Carla C
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to go for a seaside walk and to watch the waves break. No beach here but a pull off for the breaker. Pavilions are available.

Thank James W
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