Born of Fire, Born of the Sea

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cherished cultural landscapes in the world. Extending from sea level to 13,680 feet, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world's most active volcanoes - Kīlauea and Mauna Loa - and is a designated International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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What's Going On With The Volcanoes?

Find out the current status of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on this page, courtesy of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Construction Closure and Delays

Expect closures and delays due to a two-year construction project to repair or remove damaged buildings and infrastructure at the summit.

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Plan Your Visit

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park wants to help you plan like a park ranger with five insightful tips to help you navigate the busy season.

Milky way and glow from a volcanic eruption can be seen in a distance at night.
2024 Southwest Rift Zone Eruption

After nearly 50 years of dormancy, Kīlauea's Southwest Rift Zone erupted in the early hours of June 3, 2024.

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Things To Do

From wilderness adventures to short walks and scenic drives, there's plenty to do in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

Kahuku Unit
The Kahuku Unit

Kahuku is a place of dynamic volcanism, rich Hawaiian traditions, and a fascinating history of ranching.

A photoshopped image of a steaming crater wall with a Native Hawaiian wearing a lei of ferns.
Language of the Land: StoryMap

This new storymap reveals the meaning behind cherished place names across the summit region of Kīlauea.

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Experience the Skillful Work

A captivating new video series sharing authentic Hawaiian cultural practices that revitalizes Hawaiian culture and traditions.

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Air Quality

Hazardous volcanic gasses can present a danger to sensitive groups of people. Frequently check the air quality during your visit.

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Park Store

The park store is operated by Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association, which supports park programs and projects

Last updated: June 7, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718


808 985-6011

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