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Picture Yourself at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park During National Park Week, April 21-29!

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News Release Date: April 13, 2012
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

Entrance Fees Waived all Nine Days

Hawaii National Park, Hawai'i - Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to "Picture Yourself" at the park April 21-29. Hawai'i Volcanoes will join national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees all nine days during National Park Week.

This year's theme, "Picture Yourself in a National Park," encourages visitors to share photos or videos of themselves, their families and friends exploring and enjoying the park during National Park Week on the park's Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/hawaiivolcanoes.

Hawai'i Volcanoes will offer ranger-led hikes and other programs during National Park Week, including a challenging hike into Kīpuka'akihi in Kahuku Apr. 21 (registration required, call 985-6011), and a special After Dark in the Park program Apr. 24 about the park's endemic flowering plants. More information can be found at http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/events.htm. Be sure to  check the ranger activities bulletin board at the Kīlauea Visitor Center each morning at 9 a.m.

The National Park Service will waive entrance fees again on June 9 (Get Outdoors Day), July 14 (Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's 32nd Annual Cultural Festival), Sept. 29 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 10-12 (Veteran's Day weekend).

Hawai'i Volcanoes is one of five national park units on Hawai'i Island. Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is also free of charge on the NPS fee-free 2012 dates. There is no admission at Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, or along the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail.

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Did You Know?

Skylight reveals lava flowing to the ocean.

Large volumes of lava move in lava tubes beneath the hardened surface of recent flows. Skylights form when the roof of a lava tube collapses, revealing the molten lava flowing like a river within the tube.