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 13,677 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.

Ferns sitting on the edge of a volcanic caldera.

Ranger Tips For A Successful Visit

From June through August, expect large crowds and limited parking. Plan ahead.

Rainbow inside a crater with a hiker in the foreground

Things To Do

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

Scientist using a monitoring device atop the edge of a volcanic crater

What's Going On With The Volcanoes?

Get the latest update on volcanic activity.

Road with cars parked on the side and in an adjacent parking lot

Parking

Parking lots can be full by 10 am. Find out where and when you stand a better chance of finding an available parking space.

Excavator and semitruck on Crater Rim Drive fixing the road.

Temporary Road Closures

Expect intermittent closures of some park roads through October.

Three smartphones displaying the National Park Service App.

Download the NPS App

The National Park Service App is the brand new official app for all 420+ national parks.

Water dripping from a fern

Nature

Learn about Hawaiian biological and geological treasures.

Historic photo of two people posing with park entrance sign

History & Culture

Discover sacred sites, legends, and amazing human stories.

Kahuku Unit

The Kahuku Unit

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

Book shelf lined with books about Hawaiian culture and history

Park Store

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

Last updated: July 30, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

(808) 985-6011

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