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Island of Hawai’i - South Hilo: Map 7

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Map: South Hilo 7

1. James Kealoha Park (a.k.a. 4 Mile Beach) (County) – Rocky shoreline with tidepools. Fishing and picnicking. Restrooms, several picnic tables, parking. Hazardous auto traffic, waves, currents and footing. Park situated along both sides of the east end of Keaukaha Road.

2. Carlsmith Beach Park (County) – Protected white sand lagoon along lava shoreline. Swimming, snorkeling, picnicking, fishing. Lifeguards, restrooms, pavilions with electricity, showers, drinking water, telephones. Hazardous waves, currents and footing. Excellent beach park with anchialine ponds situated across Kalaniana`ole Avenue from Lokoaka Pond.

3. Lokoaka Wilderness Park (County) – Rocky shoreline with tidepools and anchialine ponds. Hiking, fishing and nature study. No amenities or facilities other than parking and trash receptacles in the parking area. Hazardous footing, waves, currents and weather. Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Paved parking lot opposite Lokoaka Street and Kalaniana`ole Avenue intersection that serves as trail head to network of partially maintained foot trails leading to several locations along the shoreline of the western part of Leleiwi Beach Park immediately east of Carlsmith Beach Park.

4. `Akepa Street Access (County) – Rocky shoreline with tidepools and anchialine ponds. Hiking, fishing and nature study. This area of Leleiwi Beach Park is undeveloped and offers no facilities or amenities. Very limited parking along public streets. Hazardous footing, waves and currents. Dead-end dirt road extension of `Akepa Street off makai side of Kalaniana`ole Avenue and foot trail to portion of Leleiwi Beach Park. Foot trail begins at the NW corner of the dead end and traverses a lawn that gives the appearance of being private property, but is actually part of Leleiwi Beach Park lands.

5. Kioea Street Access (County) – Rocky shoreline with tidepools and anchialine ponds. Hiking, fishing and nature study. This area of Leleiwi Beach Park is undeveloped and offers no facilities or amenities. Very limited parking along public streets. Hazardous footing, waves and currents. Dead-end gravel road makai of Kalaniana`ole Avenue and immediately west of Kioea Street. Foot path from end of road to shoreline.

6. Leleiwi Beach Park (County) – Rocky shoreline with tidepools. Swimming, fishing and picnicking. Lifeguards, picnic areas, parking, telephones and pavilions. Hazardous waves, currents and footing. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Multiple parking areas along the western end of the developed portion of Leleiwi Beach Park adjacent to Kalaniana`ole Avenue.

7. Richardson’s Ocean Park (County) – Seawall runs along much of the rocky shoreline. Swimming, diving, surfing, fishing and picnicking. Lifeguards, picnic areas, showers, restrooms, parking, telephones, and ponds. Hazardous waves, currents and footing. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Main developed portion of Leleiwi Beach Park with large pond.

8. Leleiwi Street Access (County) – Rocky and boulder shoreline with tidepools adjacent to Leleiwi Street. Hiking, fishing, nature study. Undeveloped with no facilities and limited street-side parking. Hazardous waves, currents and footing.

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