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.Read More
What's Going on With the Volcano?
Eruption updates.Read More
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Stay up to date and share your experiences at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Facebook page.Read More
The historic Volcano Housesm has long captured the imagination of visitors from all over the world.Read More
There are two drive-in campgrounds in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Nāmakanipaio and Kulanaokuaiki.Read More
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.Read More
Plan Your Visit
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is a fascinating world of active volcanism, biological diversity, and Hawaiian culture, past and present.Read More
History and Culture
Superb voyagers, Polynesians from the Marquesas Islands migrated to Hawai`i over 1,600 years ago.Read More
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.Read More
World Heritage Site
In recognition of its outstanding values, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park has been designated a World Heritage Site.Read More
Did You Know?
The `ohi`a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) is a pioneer plant on new lava and a dominant tree in most mature Hawaiian forests. Honeycreepers, like the `apapane and `amakihi, are often seen sipping sweet nectar from its flowers. More...