Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park encompasses a total area of about 1,200 acres of land that is situated at the base of Hualälai Volcano and along the Kona coast of the island of Hawaii. To access this national historic park, you can use several routes depending on the direction you are coming from.
If you are traveling the Kailua-Kona, you will find access to the park about three miles north of Kailua-Kona. On the other hand, if you have come into the area by airplane, then you can find access to the park about three miles south of Keahole-Kona International Airport and along Highway 19 which is also known as the Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway.
When you get to the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park, you will find that the park is quite heavily restricted to visitation. In fact, the historic park was established to protect, preserve and interpret the traditional native Hawaiian activities and culture. The protected land was the site of several critical Hawaiian settlements that existed at the site before the arrival of European settlers.
Today, the park protects several valuable features including three large fishponds, coastal areas, and archeological remnants like an original a house site. Amenities at the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park are quite limited, but this does not prevent some visitors from enjoying several recreational activities like fishing, hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming.
If you want to bring your pooch into the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park, it is a good idea to inquire from the local National Park Service which areas of the park that you can access with your pooch and the kind of rules, regulations, and expectations that you will need to be aware of.
That said, like other national parks, you will always generally be expected to maintain immediate control of your dog at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park. As such, you will always need to keep your tail-wagger on a leash, and when your pooch is not on a leash, then you will need to keep them in a secure enclosure.