April 22, 2014 - Temporary Closure of Mauna Loa Strip Road
During the week of the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii, travel on the Mauna Loa Strip Road in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be restricted to hiking, biking and official motor vehicle traffic only. More »
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.
Did You Know?
During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).