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Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea is an exposed portion of the highest insular mountain in the United States. It contains the highest lake in the country and evidence of glaciation above the 11,000-foot level. It is the most majestic expression of shield volcanism in the Hawaiian Archipelago, if not the world.

Location: Hawaii Island, HI

Year designated: 1972

Acres: 83,900

Ownership: Federal, State

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012