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September 09, 2014
New Tri-Park Pass Now Available
For less than seven cents a day, visitors can enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, and Haleakalā National Park by purchasing the annual tri-park pass, which is good for one year from the date of purchase.

December 18, 2013
Hike, Explore & Protect Kahuku: January - March 2014 Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park shares the Kahuku Unit by offering free programs to introduce visitors and residents to the park’s southernmost section on select Sundays from January through March 2014.

December 05, 2013
Crater Rim Drive Lane Closure
The westbound lane fronting Steam Vents will be closed for up to 10 weeks while crews replace a deteriorated water main, beginning Mon., Dec. 9.

November 27, 2013
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park December 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in December. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

November 18, 2013
Critical Time for Nēnē
Visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park now through April could get lucky and spot pairs of the endemic Hawaiian goose, or nēnē, flying overhead or grazing with goslings.

November 06, 2013
Free Entry to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Veterans Day Weekend November 9-11
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park joins national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees all three days of the upcoming Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-11, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

October 25, 2013
November 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in November. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

September 26, 2013
Hike, Explore & Protect Kahuku October through December 2013 Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Kahuku Unit by offering free programs to introduce visitors and residents to the park’s southernmost section, October through December 2013.

September 24, 2013
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park October 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in October. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

September 17, 2013
Notice of Flight Operations
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans:

September 10, 2013
Volunteer with the Park on September 28: National Public Lands Day
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park encourages the public to mālama ‘āina on Sat., Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day – by volunteering to remove invasive Himalayan ginger in the park, or fountain grass in Ocean View.

August 30, 2013
New Volcano House History Walk Offered
Park Rangers at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park are interpreting the history of the famous Volcano House sm one step at a time.

August 26, 2013
September 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in September. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

August 23, 2013
Lost hiker located at daybreak
Park rangers and a helicopter pilot rescued a 76-year-old man early Friday morning who got lost near Pu‘u Huluhulu in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park the previous day.

August 14, 2013
Man Survives 115-Foot Fall
Park rangers on Tuesday rescued a man who had been stranded overnight after climbing over a barrier and falling 115 feet down a sheer cliff behind Volcano House in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

August 13, 2013
Park Announces New Fire Management Officer
James Courtright is the new Fire Management Officer (FMO) at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, and will oversee fire management for 11 national parks in the Pacific Island Park network.

August 09, 2013
August 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in August. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs.

July 30, 2013
Park Services Back to Normal as Flossie Dissipates
Park officials reopened the following areas within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Tuesday morning, as Flossie weakened into a tropical depression.

July 28, 2013
Park Prepares for Tropical Storm Flossie
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will remain open during Tropical Storm Flossie, but with minimal services.

July 18, 2013
Kahuku Unit Guided Hikes July - September 2013
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Kahuku Unit by offering free programs to introduce visitors and residents to the park’s southernmost section, now through September 2013.

July 12, 2013
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park July 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in July. All programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

July 03, 2013
Park Rangers Rescue Endangered Plants
It’s not always lost or injured hikers who get rescued by park rangers. Rangers from Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park rappelled nearly 200 feet into a remote pit crater last week to “rescue” seeds and cuttings from four extremely rare Hawaiian plants in the national park. The park will use the seeds and cuttings to help reestablish these species.

July 01, 2013
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park to Host 33rd Annual Cultural Festival Sat., July 13
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park will host the 33rd Annual Cultural Festival on Sat., July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is free, and park entrance fees are waived all day. This year's festival will be presented at the park's Kahua Hula (traditional hula platform) at Ka'auea, south of Kīlauea Visitor Center.

May 31, 2013
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park June 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in June.

May 14, 2013
Record of Decision for Plan/EIS for Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is pleased to announce that the Record of Decision for the Plan for Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates has been signed. The Record of Decision describes the alternative the National Park Service (NPS) has selected to implement and why, and completes this important planning effort for the park.

May 09, 2013
Island Youth Earn Summer Internships at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Nearly 50 Hawai‘i Island high school youth have completed training for eight-week summer internship programs with Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park starting in June.

May 02, 2013
The Volcano House Story
The beloved Volcano House will fully reopen on the rim of Kīlauea caldera in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park next month, following a multi-million dollar upgrade and completing yet another chapter in the epic history of this iconic hotel.

May 01, 2013
May 2013 After Dark in the Park and Cultural Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in May. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

April 16, 2013
Did You Know? It’s National Park Week, April 20-28 : Entrance Fees Waived Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26, 2013
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to join special hikes and programs offered at the park during National Park Week, April 20-28. Entrance fees are waived Monday through Friday, April 22-26.

April 11, 2013
15-Year-Old Lucky to be Alive
A 15-year-old San Rafael, CA boy who fell 25 feet into a steaming earth crack at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Wednesday night was pulled to safety by Park Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel.

April 08, 2013
Park Reminds Public about Pets in the Park Policy
Managers of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park remind the public that dogs and other pets are not allowed in many areas of the park for safety reasons, and for the protection of threatened and endangered species.

March 19, 2013
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park April 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in April. To celebrate the Merrie Monarch Festival’s 50th anniversary, special cultural presentations are offered April 3 and 4. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

March 19, 2013
Hike, Explore, & Protect Kahuku this Spring
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Kahuku Unit by offering free programs to introduce visitors and residents to the park's southernmost section, April through June 2013.

March 12, 2013
Halema‘uma‘u Eruption Reaches Five-Year Anniversary
Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption within Halema‘uma‘u Crater marks its fifth year of continuous activity on Tues., Mar. 19.

March 05, 2013
Volunteers Sought to Restore Historic Halema'uma'u Trail
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has launched a new “Stewardship at the Summit” volunteer project to restore native Hawaiian forest surrounding one of the park’s most historic and beloved trails, Halema‘uma‘u Trail.

February 26, 2013
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park March 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors this month. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

February 26, 2013
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Creates $96,990,000 in Local Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 1,352,123 visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park spent $96,990,000 in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 1,177 jobs in the local area.

February 15, 2013
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park February 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors this month. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply.

January 31, 2013
Ranger Earns Top Honors for Search-and-Rescue Training
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Law Enforcement Ranger Nainoa Keana‘aina is the first-ever recipient of the Honor Graduate Award from the National Search and Rescue Academy (NSARA).

January 30, 2013
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Announces New Chief of Interpretation
Park Ranger Joni Mae Makuakāne-Jarrell is the new Chief of Interpretation at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, and oversees visitor services and educational and cultural programs at the park. She is the first native Hawaiian to serve in the position.

January 25, 2013
Final Plan & EIS for Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates Released Jan. 25, 2013
The National Park Service (NPS) has released a Final Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (plan/EIS) for Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

January 16, 2013
12 Fee-Free Days at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in 2013
Mark you calendars for these entrance fee-free days at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in 2013

January 14, 2013
Man Found Dead in Vehicle on Highway 11
Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – A 43-year old Hilo man was found dead in his vehicle on Highway 11 in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Sat., Jan. 12.

December 28, 2012
Hike, Explore, & Celebrate Kahuku's 10th Anniversary
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates the tenth anniversary of Kahuku by offering free programs to introduce visitors and residents to the park’s southernmost section, January through March 2013.

December 18, 2012
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park January 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing After Dark in the Park and Hawaiian cultural programs with the community and visitors throughout January – which is also Volcano Awareness Month, established by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

December 03, 2012
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park December 2012 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout December. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

November 29, 2012
Best Eruption Viewing in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
The narrow streams of lava that reached the ocean last Saturday are flowing several hundred yards outside of the park's easternmost boundary, over private land closer to Kalapana.

November 20, 2012
Vote for Your Favorite Student Film by Nov. 26
Eleven short films created by island students for the park’s Digital Mountain Film Festival are ready for viewing and voting on the festival's YouTube channel. Each film is approximately three minutes in length.

November 08, 2012
Hawaiian Petrels Get Ready for First Flight
It’s a precarious time of year for one of Hawai‘i’s rarest endemic seabird species, and the national park is keeping a watchful eye on its small population.

November 07, 2012
Free Entry to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Veteran's Day Weekend
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park joins all 398 national park units across the country in waiving entrance fees for the upcoming Veteran's Day weekend, Nov. 10-12.

November 05, 2012
Nene Killed by Vehicle
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park urges motorists to slow down and watch out for endangered nēnē while driving on Highway 11 and other park roadways.

October 19, 2012
Lava Lake Continues Tantalizing Trend
The lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater at Kīlauea is tantalizing visitors and park staff as it continues its current trend of repetitive rising and falling, attracting many to the best vantage point: the overlook at Jaggar Museum.

October 11, 2012
Park Marks 25th Year as a World Heritage Site with Events
To commemorate the silver anniversary of its World Heritage Site status, and the 40th anniversary of the international World Heritage Convention, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is offering two events, one at the park and one at The Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala Coast.

October 05, 2012
Chief of Interpretation Jim Gale Retires
One of the Pacific West Region’s most respected and revered park rangers, Jim Gale, hangs up his flat hat for the last time today.

October 01, 2012
Park Earns "StormReady/TsunamiReady" Designation
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has received federal recognition for its efforts to protect visitors and staff from weather-related and natural hazards from shoreline to summit.

September 21, 2012
Free Entry to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes & All National Parks Sept. 29
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park joins all 397 national parks in waiving entrance fees in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sat., Sept. 29. The annual event is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States. The park offers several special programs on Sept. 29 to celebrate the day, including two volunteer projects, and a guided hike of a new trail in Kahuku.

September 20, 2012
Hike, Explore & Protect Kahuku This Fall
Free programs offered by Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park introduce the captivating landscape, biodiversity and history of the park’s southernmost section to hikers. Here’s what’s in store for visitors this fall.

September 19, 2012
Park Invites Students to Enter Film Festival
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is ready for its close up, and invites students to focus their cameras on the park and enter the fourth annual Digital Mountain Film Festival.

September 13, 2012
October 2012 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Events
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout October. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events.

September 06, 2012
September 2012 Hawaiian Cultural and After Dark in the Park Events
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout September. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events.

August 22, 2012
New Kona Trail Opens in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
A new 4.5 mile hiking trail is open for visitors to Kahuku in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

August 14, 2012
Volcano House and Cabins to Open "Softly" Saturday
Visitors will be able to stay in the Park’s A-frame cabins and purchase a limited selection of food, drink and retail items from the Volcano House beginning Sat., Aug. 18. The Volcano House will open daily from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

August 07, 2012
Park Seeks Public Input on Kahuku Restoration Plans
Hawaii National Park, Hawaiʻi -- Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is developing a Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for former cattle pastures in Kahuku, and is seeking the public’s input.

August 01, 2012
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is 96!
Today, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park turns 96 years old, and the park’s Centennial Anniversary is just four years away. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes was the 15th park to join the National Park Service, which now has 397 national parks – including a total of eight in Hawaiʻi.

July 30, 2012
Celebrate New Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Quarter at the Park August 29
The public is invited to be part of an exciting, historic event as the United States Mint ceremonially releases the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park quarter at the park’s Kahua Hula on Wed., Aug. 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

June 22, 2012
Mother Nēnē Struck and Killed by Vehicle
On Tuesday evening, a female Hawaiian goose died after being struck by a vehicle on Chain of Craters Road near Pauahi Crater. Her mate of 13 years escaped harm, but remains in the area.

June 21, 2012
July 2012 Hawaiian Cultural and After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout July. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

June 19, 2012
Volunteers Needed to Remove Fountain Grass in Ocean View
Volunteers are invited to work with the Ocean View Community Association and Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park staff to remove invasive fountain grass from roadsides in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates (HOVE) on Sat., June 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 13, 2012
Park Reopens Keanakākoʻi Crater to Hikers
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has reopened the section of Crater Rim Drive near the Devastation Trail parking lot to Keanakākoʻi Crater, and a portion of Crater Rim Trail that leads from Chain of Craters Road to the south side of Keanakākoʻi, to hikers.

June 11, 2012
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park to Host 32nd Annual Cultural Festival July 14
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will host the 32nd Annual Cultural Festival on Sat., July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Park entrance fees will be waived all day.

May 18, 2012
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park June 2012 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture & After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout June. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendar for these upcoming events.

May 16, 2012
Thanking America's Armed Forces
To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

May 11, 2012
Hike, Explore and Protect Kahuku
Two adventurous programs offered by Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park this summer will introduce a captivating landscape, biodiversity and history of the park’s southernmost section to intrepid hikers.

May 07, 2012
Park Earns National Award for Air Quality Monitoring System
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has earned the national Safety and Health Group Award from the National Park Service for its work in monitoring air quality within the park, and communicating the information to the public and employees.

April 20, 2012
Native Hawaiian Flowers are a Global Legacy
U.S. Geological Survey botanist and author Linda Pratt will present the story of the amazing and beautiful native flowering plants, both endemic and indigenous, that thrive in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The program, “Hawaiian Flowers: A Celebration of World Heritage,” is a special After Dark in the Park presentation on Tues., Apr. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium.

April 17, 2012
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park May 2012 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout May. Most programs are free (except where noted), but park entrance fees apply.

April 13, 2012
Picture Yourself at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park During National Park Week, April 21-29!
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to "Picture Yourself" at the park April 21-29.

April 09, 2012
International Scholars Learn Best Practices at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes
Two scholars from World Heritage Sites in China and the Philippines are studying how Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, also a World Heritage Site, operates. Once they return to their countries, they will share how the National Park Service successfully integrates conservation and tourism.

April 06, 2012
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes' Youth Internship Program Grows
This week, 52 students from East Hawaiʻi started spring internships with Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park’s Youth Internship Program, part of the National Park Service’s Youth Partnership Program.

March 26, 2012
National Park Service Selects Hawaiʻi Volcanoes Lodge Company, LLC to Operate the Volcano House, Nāmakanipaio Campground, and Other Commercial Services Within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
The National Park Service has selected Hawaiʻi Volcanoes Lodge Company, LLC as the 15-year concession contract operator for the overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, and related services within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

March 21, 2012
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park April 2012 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout April, including extra events during Merrie Monarch week. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

March 01, 2012
Volunteers Witness First Green Turtle Nesting on Hawaiʻi Island
Hawaiʻi Island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project recorded one of its most historic sea turtle nesting seasons in 22 years, including the first recorded green turtle nesting on the island of Hawaiʻi, a rare daytime nesting by a hawksbill turtle, and an increase in the number of newly tagged female hawksbills.

February 28, 2012
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes = Visitors, Money and Jobs for Local Economy
A new National Park Service report shows that 1,304,667 visitors in 2010 spent $88,258,000 in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and in communities near the park.

February 17, 2012
Not Just a Walk in the Park
Over the holidays, hundreds of hikers in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park braved a 10-mile roundtrip trek over jagged terrain to witness molten lava cascading into the Pacific at the West Ka‘ili‘ili ocean entry. Many were unprepared for the arduous backcountry journey.

February 10, 2012
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park March 2012 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout March. These programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

February 03, 2012
Update on Road Improvement Project
Road improvement projects continue at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, and motorists are advised to drive with caution, and obey speed limits, traffic flaggers, construction signs, and control devices.

January 27, 2012
Hike, Explore, Protect Kahuku
Two adventurous programs offered by Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will introduce a captivating landscape, biodiversity and history of the park’s southernmost section to intrepid hikers.

January 26, 2012
Kīlauea's Volcanic Gases and Their Environmental Impacts
The public is invited to learn about Kīlauea’s volcanic gases and vog (volcanic air pollution) in an "After Dark in the Park" program at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on Tues., Jan. 31, at 7 p.m.

January 23, 2012
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park February 2012 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout February.

January 20, 2012
Upper Mauna Loa Road Temporarily Closed for Repairs
The mauka part of Mauna Loa Road is closed for repairs during daylight hours, today through Jan. 25, weather permitting, as road improvement projects continue at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Mauna Loa Road will re-open at night and for the upcoming weekend.

January 20, 2012
Register Now to Count Whales at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park encourages volunteers to help count humpback whales during the annual Sanctuary Ocean Count held the last Saturday of January, February and March (Jan. 28, Feb. 25, and Mar. 31) from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

January 18, 2012
Mauna Loa: How Well Do You Know the Volcano in Your Backyard?
Mauna Loa’s past eruptions and current status are the topic of an “After Dark in the Park” program in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on Tues., Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.

January 11, 2012
Four Free Days at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park in January
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will join all 397 national park units across the country in waiving entrance fees Jan. 14-16 to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Entrance fees will also be waived on Sat., Jan. 21 to honor the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s 100-year anniversary and Open House.

January 11, 2012
The Story of HVO: 100 Years of Tracking Eruptions & Earthquakes
The story of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this month, is the topic of an “After Dark in the Park” program in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on Tues., Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.

January 05, 2012
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park to be Commemorated on 2012 Quarter
The United States Mint will feature Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on a commemorative 2012 quarter to be released August 27, 2012, through its America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

December 20, 2011
2012 Annual Park Passes on Sale
The 2012 edition of the federal Interagency Recreation Pass and the annual Hawaiʻi TriPark Pass are now on sale – just in time for the holidays.

December 16, 2011
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park January 2012 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout January – which is also Volcano Awareness Month. These programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

December 14, 2011
Park Provides Access to Lava's West Kaʻiliʻili Ocean Entry
Lava from Kīlaueaʻs remote Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent has again reached the ocean within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park boundaries, at a spot scientists have named the West Kaʻiliʻili ocean entry.

November 30, 2011
Volunteers Honored at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Someone once said that volunteers aren’t paid because they are priceless, and the phrase rings true at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, where a total of 1,058 volunteers have logged a cumulative 88,499 hours of priceless service this year. That’s the equivalent of 43 full-time equivalent employees.

November 18, 2011
Park Seeks Comments on Draft Plan and EIS to Protect and Restore Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates
Hawai‘i National Park, HI – The National Park Service is pleased to announce the availability of the draft plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) aimed at protecting and restoring native ecosystems by managing non-native ungulates (hoofed mammals) within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

November 17, 2011
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park December 2011 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout December. These programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

November 09, 2011
Entrance Station Repaving Project and Other Improvements Continue at Park
A project to repave and repair the road leading in and out of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will begin Thursday, November 10, while other road and parking lot improvements continue.

November 07, 2011
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park November 2011 Hawaiian Cultural Program
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture with the community and visitors throughout November.

November 01, 2011
Free Entry to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Veteran's Day Weekend and 2012 Dates
Mark your calendars, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will join all 395 national park units across the country in waiving entrance fees for the upcoming Veteran's Day weekend, Nov. 11-13, and on at least 18 days in 2012.

October 26, 2011
Parking Lot and Road Closures Scheduled During Park Repaving Project
Several roads and parking lots at popular trailheads and attractions will be temporarily closed or have limited access this week and next week during the current thoroughfare improvement project at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

October 20, 2011
Hike and Explore the Park's Kahuku Unit in Kaʻu
Two adventurous programs offered by Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will intoduce the compelling landscape, boiodiversity and history of the park's southernmost section to intrepid hikers.

October 14, 2011
LA RÉUNION ISLAND PRESIDENT AND DELEGATION TOUR HAWAIʻI VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
The president of La Réunion, a French volcanic island in the middle of the Indian ocean, visited Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Thursday afternoon, and marveled over the similarities between Hawaiʻi Island and his home.

October 14, 2011
"Digital Mountain" Debuts Short Films by Local Youth
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park hosts its third annual Digital Mountain youth film festival on Sat., Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. This years's theme is "It's my Trail", and the public is encouraged to attend, and to vote for their favorite film in advance.

October 13, 2011
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Appoints New Media Communications Contact
Hawaii National Park, HI - Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has appointed public relations specialist Jessica Ferracane to its communications team.

September 30, 2011
Time Period for Public Input Extended for Hawaiʻi Volcanoes General Management Plan and Wilderness Study
The National Park Service is extending the deadline for public comment on four preliminary alternatives that detail a future vision for the park.

September 30, 2011
Kahuku Unit Palm Trail to Open Next Week
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is opening a new hiking trail in the park's Kahuku Unit on Saturday October 8, 2011.

August 18, 2011
Repaving of Jaggar Museum Path and Deck to Begin Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Repaving of the exterior observation area and pathways adjacent to the Jaggar Museum will begin begin on Monday, August 22nd.

August 18, 2011
Controlled Burn Planned Friday at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
The fire management team at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is planning a controlled burn at Kealakomowaena on Friday, August 19, near the bottom of Chain of Craters Road.

August 12, 2011
Naulu and Napau Trails to Reopen Saturday
Two popular hiking trails within Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park will reopen for day use on Saturday, August 13, 2011.

August 05, 2011
Volcanic "Double-Header" Delights Park Visitors and Challenges Fire Crews
Kilauea’s new eruption action from Pu`u `O`o vent’s west flank and the glow from Halema`uma`u crater continue to draw visitors to Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and while rangers prepare for a busy weekend, multi-agency fire managers work on extinguishing fires sparked by the new flows.

August 04, 2011
Chain of Craters Road Reopens for Spectacular Evening Views of Kilauea Eruption
The Chain of Craters Road was reopened today after a 24-hour closure due to new eruptive activity on Kilauea.

August 04, 2011
Public Invited to "Talk Story" on Preliminary Alternatives for General Management Plan
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park has reached another milestone in its work on a General Management Plan and public input is needed.

August 01, 2011
New Emergency Center Wins Top LEED Green Building Certification
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park's new Emergency Center wins top LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Certification

July 08, 2011
Construction Begins on Crater Rim Drive
A series of projects to reconstruct park roads will begin on Monday, July 11 at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

July 01, 2011
Volcano House Concession Not Met
The National Park Service (NPS) will be re-soliciting the Volcano House concession prospectus because the proposals received did not meet critical requirements for the concession contract.

June 14, 2011
Single Vehicle Accident Results in Fatality
In the early morning hours of Sunday June 12th, within Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, a single vehicle accident on Highway 11 near milepost 35 claimed the life of a Kea`au man.

June 06, 2011
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park's 31st Annual Cultural Festival
The 31st annual Cultural Festival will happen Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park's Kahuku Unit, in the Ka`u District

May 27, 2011
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park June 2011 Hawaiian Cultural Programs
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture with the community and visitors throughout June. Most programs are free, but Park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events.

May 26, 2011
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park Awarded Active Trails Grant
The National Park Foundation announced that it is proud to award Hawai`i Volcanoes national Park a grant to support the launch of Digital Mountain: It's My Trail Film Festival.

May 05, 2011
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park May 2011 Cultural Programs
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing native Hawaiian culture with the communtiy and visitors throughout May. Programs are free, but Park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendars for these three upcoming events.

April 26, 2011
Namakanipaio Campground Restrooms Closed for Renovation
Restrooms at Namakanipaio Campground are closed for renovation, and will reopen in July. Three portable restrooms are in place in the meantime.

April 22, 2011
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park Celebrates Merrie Monarch Festival with Hawaiian Programs April 27 - 29, 2011
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park will celebrate the 48th annual Merrie Monarch Festival by offering Park visitors free Hawaiian cultural programs and live Hawaiian music Wednesday through Friday, April 27 - 29, 2011.

April 21, 2011
Four More Days to Visit Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park - for FREE!
There are only four days left to visit Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park for free during National Park Week which started April 16, 2011 and lasts through April 24, 2011

April 20, 2011
Mardie Lane, Longtime Voice of Hawai`i Volcanoes Retires
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park Public Information Officer Mardie Lane retired after more than 30 years of serving the 333,086-acre national park.

April 06, 2011
Hawai`i Volcanoes Requests Comments on Alternatives for an Environmental Impact Statement to Address Commercial Air Tours over the Park
The National Park Service and the Federal Aviation Administration invite the public to comment on several preliminary alternatives as part of an effort to develop an Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Comments are due by June 6, 2011.

March 29, 2011
Park Volunteers Rescue Rare Turtles
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park turtle volunteers rescue a rare olive ridley nest.

March 14, 2011
Fire Creeping in Hawai`i Volcanoes
There is currently no lava activity on Kilauea Volcano's east rift. However, a lava flow from the Kamoamoa Eruption has sparked a slow-moving wildfire.

March 11, 2011
Hawai`i Volcanoes Reopens 6 Miles of Chain of Craters Road
Superintendent Cindy Orlando announced the reopening of six miles of upper Chain of Craters Road from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm daily.

March 07, 2011
Newcomer or Old-timer - Current Eruption Captivates
The Kamoamoa Fissure Eruption that began March 5, 2011, continues on the east rift of Kilauea Volcano.

February 13, 2011
Take a "Sunday Walk in the Park" with The Friends
Before the current activity on Kilauea’s east rift zone, the most long-lived rift eruption was that of Mauna Ulu, which began on May 24, 1969 and ended July 24, 1974. Fissures will be visible to hikers on the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s February 13 “Sunday Walk in the Park”. Led by Nick Shema, the two-hour, two-and-a-half-mile roundtrip walk will travel to the top of Mauna Ulu and back.

February 12, 2011
Help Free Forest of Faya
The Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (FHVNP) seeks volunteers for their next “Forest Restoration Project” on Saturday, February 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

January 13, 2011
Hawai‘i Volcanoes Free this Weekend
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December 01, 2010
New Edition of the Annual TriPark Pass
Give a gift the gives all year. Support Hawaii's National Parks with a TriPark Pass.

October 21, 2010
Parched Park's 2010 Rainfall Rivals Sahara
The fire severity situation within Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park is at an all time high.

September 23, 2010
Fire Severity Meeting
Fire officials and community to meet and strategize on fire prevention and preparedness

September 18, 2010
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Free Park Admission
On Saturday, September 25, 2010, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park celebrates National Public Lands Day with free admission to park visitors.

August 30, 2010
Friends' Annual Meeting at Kahuku
For the first time, the Friends holds our members-only Annual Meeting at Kahuku.

August 19, 2010
Hawaiian Rain Forest Gets Stamp of Approval
On Wednesday, September 1, 2010, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park partners with the US Postal Service in a special event--the First-Day-Issue of the Nature of America: Hawaiian Rain Forest Stamp.

July 27, 2010
Fire Threat Prompts Partial Closure of Hilina Pali Road
Extreme fire danger conditions exist in several area of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park due to Hawai`i County's prolonged dry spell.

July 06, 2010
Youth Invited to Enter 2nd Annual Digital Mountain: It's My Park! Film Festival
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June 22, 2010
Come to Hawaii Volcanoes 30th Annual Cultural Festival
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park's Annual Cultural Festival will take place on Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The free event will be held on the front lawn of Kilauea Military Camp.

May 28, 2010
Single Car Accident In Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park Results in Fatality
The vehicle was traveling in a Ka`u direction when it crossed the center line.

May 27, 2010
Park Seeks Public Input on Crater Rim Drive Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment
Rehabilitation of Crater Rim Drive will minimize impacts to natural and cultural resouces along the road corridor, including those features that contribute to the road's eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

May 06, 2010
Man Sentenced for Vehicle Break-in at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park
On April 12, 2010, Ashley Kai Larita (31) was sentenced in United States District Court to 9 months in federal prison; 3 years supervised release; and ordered to pay $632 in restitution to the victims of his crime.

April 23, 2010
Eruption Duty Rangers Honored by Andrew Clark Hecht Public Safety Achievement Award
Hawai`i Volcanoes' eruption duty rangers and their supervisor received the 2009 Andrew Clark Hecht Public Safety Achievement Award, the highest award bestowed by the National Park Service for outstanding achievement in public and employee safety.

April 20, 2010
Hawai`i Volcanoes Honored by Hawaii Green Business Award
Since 2007, the park has reduced consumption of electricity by 17%, water by 13% and propane by 15%.

April 17, 2010
Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park
National Park Rangers respond to a single motorcycle accident on Highway 11.

April 08, 2010
Celebrate National Park Week from April 17-25, 2010 with Free Admission to Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park
Each year we take this time to celebrate the preservation and protection of 84 million acres of the world's most spectacular scenery, natural wonders and cultural treasures.

March 31, 2010
Rangers Implement Closures due to Windy Weather
Windy weather continues within Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, with gusts buffeting some park areas at over 50 mph.

March 03, 2010
Parking Lot at Pu`u Pua`i Overlook to Close for Resurfacing
From Monday, March 15 through Wednesday March 31, 2010, the parking lot at Pu`u Pua`i Overlook will close to all vehicle and foot traffic.

February 18, 2010
New Firearms Law Takes Effect Monday
National Parks are now subject to state laws.

January 28, 2010
Fire Threat Prompts Call for Reinforcements and Restrictions
Due to the prolonged dry spell and recent fire activity on the Island of Hawaii, the National Park Service (NPS) requested and received supplemental funding to augment their initial-attack firefighting operation.

January 09, 2010
Come and Enjoy an Evening of Hawaiian Music by Auntie Diana Aki 
A falseto singer and accomplished ukulele player, Auntie Diana is a Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner.

January 01, 2010
Come and Spend Time With Park Rangers and Volunteers
Make a bamboo nose flute and learn about the endagered hawksbill turtles.

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