• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

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  • April 16, 2014 - Mauna Loa Update

    The recent wind advisory has been lifted and Mauna Loa has reopened for backcountry hiking and camping at Red Hill and the Summit.  However, More »

Permits

Doing Business with the Park
Commercial Use Authorizations are issued to persons (individuals, corporations, and other entities) to provide commercial services to park area visitors in limited circumstances.

Filming
Filming in the Park for commercial purposes requires a permit

Research Permit and Reporting System

Scattering of Ashes
An application must be completed for a ceremony to be held in the Park

Special Use Permit (pdf 112KB)
Utilize this form when applying for any special event or other use of the park that is considered more than just a regular visit.

Weddings
Permit application and instructions for planning a memorable wedding in the Park

Did You Know?

Green Sea Turtle resting on a beach.

The endangered Honu (Green Sea Turtle) are frequently seen in shallow waters and basking in the sun on beaches. They return to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to lay their nests, over 700 miles away.