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    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

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Laws & Policies

Firearms Information
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law takes effect, addressing possession of firearms in the park
 

Superintendent's Compendium 2012 (pdf - 12.2MB)
The Superintendent's Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority are regulations specific to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. These regulatory provisions apply in addition to the requirements contained in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations ("36 CFR").

Did You Know?

Lei made of `a`ali`i and native ferns.

`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.