Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Purpose
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park protects, studies, and provides access to Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, two of the world's most active volcanoes; and perpetuates endemic Hawaiian ecosystems and the traditional Hawaiian culture connected to these landscapes.
Did You Know?
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.