Photo By Peter Watts
Lookout, Steam Vents

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The Steam Vents are not well marked and they are easy to miss. When I was there there was a new lodge / bungalow / apartment being built close by. It was interesting to explore the area, and I did come across a couple of people leaving and sitting in the vents themselves. You can see a couple of the vents in this panorama. The largest one looks like an open mouth in this picture, and the top of another is in the foreground to the left.

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Panorama of the Steam Vents in the Puna District of Hawaii. The steam vents are on the H130 Pahoa-Kalapana Road just south of Pahoa and close to Kaniahiku Village and th Leilani Estates. These are old volcanic vents in surrounding tropical parkland which continue to let of steam. There are small narrow paths that meander through the undergrowth to the vents themselves. People often go and sit in the steam vent getting a mild steam bath, a bit like a sauna. This is one of the fascinating things about the volcanoes and volcanic activity on Hawaii Island. In a similar way there are hot springs on the 137 Kaimu-Kapahoa road a little way east of Kehana Beach between Mackenzie State Recreational Area and Isaac Hale Beach Park.

Travel and Getting There:
Follow the I-11 to Kea'au, then the H-130 past Pahoa to the coast. The Steam Vents are just past the Leilani Estates before the 1995 lava flow.

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