• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Firearms Information

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.

As a starting point, visit the State of Hawai‘i's website: Hawaii Revised Statutes Title 10 Chapter 134 - Firearms, Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

There are no firing ranges or public hunting areas in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.

 

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Did You Know?

`a`a flowing over an older flow of pahoehoe.

The two types of Hawaiian lava differ in appearance but are chemically alike. Pahoehoe has a smoother and ropey surface where a`a is jagged and clinkery.