Picture Yourself at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park During National Park Week, April 21-29!
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.
Did You Know?
The endangered Honu`ea (Hawksbill Sea Turtle) comes to shore on the main Hawaiian Islands to nest. They lay multiple nests throughout the season with an average of 175 eggs per nest. Only one in 5,000 hatchlings survives to adulthood.