Experience the Heartbeat of a Volcanic Landscape

Volcanoes are monuments to Earth's origin, evidence that its primordial forces are still at work. During a volcanic eruption, we are reminded that our planet is an ever-changing environment whose basic processes are beyond human control. As much as we have altered the face of the Earth to suit our needs, we can only stand in awe before the power of an eruption.

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Features

100th Aniversary of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

100th Anniversary!

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is celebrating its Centennial in 2016.

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Early morning glow from Halema‘uma‘u Crater

What's Going on With the Volcano?

Updates on current conditions.

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Take the Crater Rim Drive Virtual Tour

Take the Crater Rim Drive Tour

Visiting the park by car is easy to do. Take this stop by stop web tour of Crater Rim Drive.

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Day Hikes

Day Hikes

Enjoy one of our many hiking trails that range from easy to moderate to challenging, from rain forest to sulphur banks to black lava fields.

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camping

Camping

There are two drive-in campgrounds in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Nāmakanipaio and Kulanaokuaiki.

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Current Weather & Air Quality

Current Weather & Air Quality

Normal trade wind weather patterns blow volcanic gasses away from the park resulting in good air quality. Check here for current conditions.

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Lodging

Lodging

The historic Volcano Housesm has long captured the imagination of visitors from all over the world.

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History and Culture

History and Culture

Superb voyagers, Polynesians from the Marquesas Islands migrated to Hawai`i over 1,600 years ago.

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Nature and Science

Nature and Science

Created to preserve the natural setting of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, the park is also a refuge for the islands native plants and animals.

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