• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Four More Days to Visit Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park - for FREE!

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Date: April 21, 2011
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

An `ama`u fern frond unfurling
An `ama`u fern frond unfuling
NPS photo by Jessica Ferracane

Hawai`i National Park, HI  –  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.

Come and enjoy the dazzling red blooms of native `ohi`a lehua, the songs of Hawaiian forest birds like `apapane, and the unfurling of "fiddleheads," or `ama`u fern fronds (pictured), throughout the 333,086-acre park.

Hawai`i Volcanoes is one of five national park units on Hawai`i Island. Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is also free of charge now through April 24, 2011. There is no admission at Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historical Site, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, or along the Alakahakai National Historic Trail. 

"Spring is such a wondrous time to visit Hawai`i Volcanoes and all our National Parks in Hawai`i," said Superintendent Cindy Orlando. "Our National Parks are always a memorable and affordable experience, but in these tough economic times we added fee-free days as a way to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to visit," she said. Mark your calendar for more upcoming fee-free days at your National Parks: June 21 (first day of summer), September 24 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11-13, 2011 (Veterans Day Weekend).

Did You Know?

Rainforest at Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube)

In recognition of its outstanding natural values, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park has been honored as both an International Biosphere Reserve (1980) and a World Heritage Site (1987).