Mauna Loa and Nāmakanipaio Campground Closures
March 15, 2014 - Due to high wind advisories, Mauna Loa is closed to backcountry hiking or camping, Mauna Loa Road is closed beyond Kīpukapuaulu (Bird Park) and Nāmakanipaio campground is closed to tent camping due to possible falling tree limbs. More »
Haku Mele Workshop Original Compositions
Enjoy an evening of music by local island songwriters. In August 2012, the park sponsored its first Hawaiian Music Songwriter's Retreat. Participants from Hawai'i island and as far away as California attended the three-day workshop. Original Hawaiian compositions were created through experiential and interactive presentations and small group sessions in songwriting. Featured artists for the evening's program will include Kauhane Heloca, Ida Hanohano, Desiree Cruz, Doodie Downs, Ku'u Makuakāne, Ali'i Keanaaina, Pililani Pua-Kaipo and Olanui Robbins. Kenneth Makuakāne closes the evening with a special concert.
Did You Know?
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.