Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

The park encompasses two active volcanoes: Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive shield volcano. The park provides scientists with insight into the birth and development of the Hawaiian Islands, and ongoing studies into the processes of volcanism. The park offers dramatic volcanic landscapes, as well as glimpses of rare flora and fauna.

In recognition of its outstanding natural values, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park was designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980 and a World Heritage Site in 1987. In 2012, the park was depicted on the 14th quarter of the America the Beautiful Quarters series.

On May 11, 2018, the park was closed to the public in the Kīlauea volcano summit area, including the visitor center and park headquarters, due to explosions and toxic ash clouds from Halemaʻumaʻu, as well as earthquakes and road damage.Portions of the park, including the visitor center, reopened to the public on September 22, 2018.


Parts of the Park are now open for hiking.  More info at https://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm

 

Additional Info

  • Phone: (808) 985-6000
  • Accessibility: many places are. Be sure to ask.
  • Kid Friendly: Yes
  • Kama'aina: Discount rates
  • Dog Friendly: No
  • Snorkling: No
  • Surfing: No

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