• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Reminder: Fireworks Prohibited in National Parks

Fireworks Prohibited
Fireworks Prohibited
NPS Photo/J.Ferracane

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News Release Date: July 1, 2014
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

Fireworks are prohibited in national parks, including the Fourth of July, according to federal law. 

Visitors will notice 'Fireworks Prohibited' signs posted near the entrance to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, and are reminded that fireworks are not permitted in any national park. 

"Our priorities as stewards for public lands are to keep the public and our natural, cultural, and historical resources safe," said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. "We wish everyone a safe and healthy Independence Day."

Did You Know?

`a`a flowing over an older flow of pahoehoe.

The two types of Hawaiian lava differ in appearance but are chemically alike. Pahoehoe has a smoother and ropey surface where a`a is jagged and clinkery.