MacKenzie State Recreation Area

The scenic Hamakua Coast, MacKenzie State Recreation Area is a serene getaway surrounded by stunning sea coast and cliffs that create a breathtaking landscape for those who love nature. Within the recreation zone Punalu'u's Black Beach is notable for its distinctive striking contrast of volcanic sands and the Pacific Ocean, while secluded spots for picnics, sheltered by coconut palm trees, welcome visitors to enjoy a relaxing time in this tranquil beach paradise.

Dramatic Coastline Landscapes MacKenzie State Recreation Area is marked by stunning sea cliffs and a rugged coastline, providing visitors a stunning view and a truly natural setting.

Secluded Picnic Areas recreation area provides a tranquil environment where individuals can unwind and take in the breathtaking beauty of their coastlines. Tucked among coconut palms and ironwood trees, secluded picnic spots offer shaded areas where people can unwind while admiring its breathtaking sights.

Facts about MacKenzie State Recreation Area

Location: Puna District, Big Island, Hawaii, United States
Parking: Available on-site
Access: Easily accessible from Highway 137
Dangers: High surf, strong currents, steep cliffs
Amenities: Picnic areas, restrooms
Activities: Hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing
Scenic Qualities: Dramatic lava formations, rugged coastline, panoramic ocean views
Wildlife and Natural Features: Tide pools, sea arches, lush coastal vegetation
Cultural or Historical Significance: Ancient Hawaiian archaeological sites, including heiaus and petroglyphs
Seasonal Information: Open year-round; waves may be calmer during summer months
Family Friendliness: Suitable for families; caution advised near cliffs and ocean
Nearby Attractions: Pohoiki Beach, Kapoho Tide Pools, Lava Tree State Monument

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