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Lead paint. Hawaii's solution to every park challenge is to close it. The Haiku stairs and Sacred Falls in Oahu are prime examples. Anyhow, take the access road down and park at the Kolekole gate - and walk in. Not that long of a walk....More
The place is not suitable to swim as the water is quite strong at that place. But many people go there to watch the waterfall and to picnic.
Many cats leave there and I saw people coming to feed them.
It’s close du to lead...More
We picnicked here. There was a sign indicating that the soil had too lead in it. We went anyhow and ate at the picnic tables. Many wild kitty cats in the bushes. The ocean is rough, the stream is great. Nice place to stop after...More
We saw the sign on the highway, but drove past the first time. The main indicator is a spray-painted sign on the concrete barrier that indicates the park (next to bridge). You can park and walk down to the park, but most of it is...More
We had some difficulty finding the park, having missed it when we first turned off Hawaii Belt Road (#190). After going a short distance on a curvy road, we turned around and backtracked. We found the place when we saw vehicles parked by the gate....More
A prominent sign on the south end of the hwy bridge announces this park, but after you turn off, it's difficult to actually find it. Once you reach the bottom of the ravine, the sign there is missing, the road gated, and the hairpin turn-off...More
As of early December 2017, the contamination warning signs are still up. However, the chains across the entrance road were down... my guess is without approval! The park is now overgrown and has a slightly creepy abandon feeling. Appears to be a bit of a...More
This park along with the Hakalau beach park are closed due to high lead levels that were found in the soil. Also Hakalau park’s bridge on Old Mamalahoa is washing out.
From recent web searches, I could not find ETA’s on either. It is a...More
We drove down to kolekole beach park and there was a chain across the entrance road. I was so disappointed as was my guest. I looked into the reason why and it appears that there newly discovered high lead levels in the soil.
Just went there again this weekend. There are only families with small children there every time I've been there, but I do leave before dark to go home, so I'm not sure about the homeless population. It doesn't have much in... More
Just went there again this weekend. There are only families with small children there every time I've been there, but I do leave before dark to go home, so I'm not sure about the homeless population. It doesn't have much in the way of facilities, and I've never used the rest rooms there, so I also cannot speak to that aspect. I do know it's a beautiful spot, and you can battle the currents where the outgoing stream and incoming surf meet, jump off the rocks(just be very careful), play in the waterfall, and enjoy the day. We did help our three, ages 8, 10and 12 navigate the stream/river to get to the waterfall side, but they love it.