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 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.
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
No abstract supplied.
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
No abstract supplied.
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.