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Learn About Heʻeia

Heʻeia State Park, also known as Keʻalohi Point, is an 18-acre peninsula located on Oʻahu's windward (east) coast, on the waterfront of Kāneʻohe Bay. Visitors and locals alike have been drawn to the windward side of Oʻahu for its lush gardens, beautiful beaches and bays, and for the many sites that have preserved and perpetuated native Hawaiian culture. Its location makes Heʻeia State Park the ideal place to take in the idyllic settings of Oʻahu's windward coast and enjoy the diverse marine life of Kāneʻohe Bay.

Kāneʻohe Bay features Oʻahu’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. Kāneʻohe Bay is known for calm waters, spectacular reefs, and stunning views of the Koʻolau Mountains.

Culture & Environment

Heʻeia and Keʻalohi Point are very culturally significant places. Learn about the Hawaiian history and stories behind these sites and about the native plants within our state park.

Plants of the Park

The park is home to a number of indigenous and Polynesian introduced plants. Find out more about some of these species and their significance.

He'eia State Park Timeline

Learn the history of Heʻeia State Park, known as Keʻalohi Point, and the significant changes over the course of its storied history.

World War II History

Monitoring stations such as "Station H," located on a small peninsula now called Heʻeia State Park, logged radio messages from the Japanese fleet during World War II between November 15th and December 6th.

Partners of He'eia State Park

The Partners of Heʻeia work collaboratively to ensure the future of Heʻeia State Park remains a link between man and the sea by providing a safe, clean, public outdoor recreation area for environmental and cultural awareness and preservation of Hawaiian culture.

Heʻeia State Park Newsletter

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