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 »
Please note: The Kahuku Unit of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is only open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is closed on the first Saturday of each month. The gate is locked at 3:00 p.m.
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Did You Know?
`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.