Alekoko Pond (Menehune Fishpond)

Menehune Fishpond

Alekoko Fishpond, or Menehune Fishpond can be found easily, near the town of Lihue on Kauai.

“Built nearly 1,000 years ago,  Alekoko, or Menehune Fishpond, near Lihue on Kaua’i,  has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973. Ingenious ponds like this were built to catch fish, and the Menehune Fishpond is one of the finest examples of this type of ancient Hawaiian aquaculture.

“The legend that surrounds the fishpond is based on the mythical Menehune… According to Hawaiian legends, the Menehune built this entire fishpond in one night. They managed this amazing task by lining up from the village of Makaweli for 25 miles, passing stones hand-to-hand to build the pond…

“The Alekoko Fishpond is located near the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, about a half-mile inland from Nawiliwili Harbor and can be viewed from an overlook on Hulemalu Road. The wall dividing the pond from Huleia Stream is 900 feet long, five feet high and meticulously assembled with lava rock…”

From: GoHawaii.com/kauai

Also called Menehune Fishpond for the people who are thought to have constructed it. 

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