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 13,681 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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Eruption Viewing

Planning a visit to see the new eruption? Read this page before you go.

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What's Going On With The Volcanoes?

Get the latest update on volcanic activity.

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Get a live look inside the park, courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Ranger Tips For A Successful Visit

Expect large crowds and limited parking during an eruption. Plan ahead and pack your patience.

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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.

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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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History & Culture

Discover sacred sites, legends, and amazing human stories.

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Learn about Hawaiian biological and geological treasures.

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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 2, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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


808 985-6011

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