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  • April 22, 2014 - Temporary Closure of Mauna Loa Strip Road

    During the week of the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii, travel on the Mauna Loa Strip Road in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be restricted to hiking, biking and official motor vehicle traffic only. More »

Leave No Trace

Leave No trace

Leave No Trace is an international program that promotes responsible outdoor recreation. It's about....

  • People
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
 

Leave no Trace Video - Presented by the National Park Service

 

The following seven "Leave no Trace" principles can be further explored at www.LNT.org :

 

Plan Ahead and Prepare

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

Dispose of Waste Properly

Leave What You Find

Minimize Campfire Impacts
(note: fires are only allowed in the firepits and BBQ grills at the Nāmakanipaio campground and the Kīpukapuaulu picnic area as well as the firepit at the Kīlauea Overlook picnic shelter. Fires are not allowed in any backcountry area).

Respect Wildlife

Be Considerate of Others

Did You Know?

Ripe `ohelo berries ready to be eaten by nene.

`Ohelo (Vaccinium reticulatum) is a relative of blueberries and a favorite food of nene, the Hawaiian Goose. Its berries range from dark red to pale yellow when ripe and are sacred to Pele, the volcano deity.