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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Visiting for the holidays? Watch this before you come to the park!

Volcano erupts and produces a large red volcanic plume in a distance at night.

Eruption Viewing

Want to see the eruption of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes? Read this before you go.

Lava fountaining along the flank of a volcano.

2022 Mauna Loa Eruption

Mauna Loa erupts for the first time in nearly 40 years.

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.

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.

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


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

Kahuku Unit

The Kahuku Unit

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

A lava lake in a volcanic crater


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

Last updated: November 30, 2022

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


808 985-6011

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