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 »
Pets are prohibited:
1.) Pets are prohibited in all of the undeveloped areas of the Park. This includes all designated wilderness and all trails.
Pets are allowed:
1.) Pets must be leashed and closely monitored at all times while in the Park. They are allowed in developed areas of the park; including paved roadways, parking areas, and Namakanipaio Campground. However, please note: parking and camping areas are sites where the endangered nene goose frequent. Nene look very similar to the common Canada goose but, are the rarest goose in the world. Be alert ......... protect our native species.
Did You Know?
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).