About He'eia State Park
He‘eia State Park, also known as Kealohi Point, is an 18-acre peninsula located on Oahu's windward (east) coast, on the waterfront of Kane'ohe Bay. Visitors and locals alike have been drawn to the windward coast of Oahu for its lush rain forests, beautiful beaches and bays, and for the local feel of traditional Hawaii. Kane'ohe Bay is known for calm waters, spectacular reefs, and stunning views of the Ko‘olau Mountains. Our location makes He'eia State Park the ideal place to access the waters of Kane'ohe Bay, and experience one of the most beautiful parts of Oahu.
Kane'ohe Bay features Oahu’s only barrier reef, which ensures that the bay is not subject to open ocean swell and current. Because of the specific depth, temperature, and conditions of this protected water, coral is able to grow much more abundantly, which translates into a greater variety of sea life.
Kealohi Point is also a very culturally significant place. Situated right next door to ancient He'eia Fishpond, the peninsula's distinctness had it regarded as a 'leaping point' in Hawaiian culture. A leaping point is a sacred place where the souls of the departed were believed to leap from this earth and reunite with their ancestors.
As stewards of He'eia State Park, Kama'aina Kids is proud to care for the land as a valuable resource for the community, and to offer educational programs that highlight the local culture and ecology in this special place that joins land and sea.
Kama'aina Kids is extremely fortunate to have been given the opportunity to manage He'eia State Park. Therefore, we feel it is our duty as stewards of He'eia to develop strong relationships and partnerships with others in the community who are making a difference. We strive to be the public portal to Kane'ohe Bay, as well as a leader in marine education and eco-tourism. We are always open to new partnerships and ideas on how to better serve our community, and make sure He'eia is sustainable and preserved for future generations.