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 »
Several National Park Service sites have established "sister park" relationships with national parks in other countries. These partnerships increase information sharing to address many common issues, and promote international cooperation and collaboration to improve the protection, preservation and management of the sites. There are mutual benefits for both parties that share the common ideals of stewardship and preservation of the resources in their care.
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park has entered into a Sister Park partnership with the following sites:
Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes - Republic of Korea - July 1, 2008
Wudalianchi Sister Park Agreement - pdf 3.3MB
Did You Know?
Kīlauea Volcano has erupted lava almost continuously from its east rift zone since 1983. These lava flows have added about 500 acres of new land to the southern shore of Kīlauea and covered 8.7 miles (14 km) of highway with lava as deep as 115 feet (35 m). More...