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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Watch this before you come to the park!

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

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.

A series of volcanic vents erupting from a crater floor.
September 2023 Summit Eruption

Learn about the recent six-day eruption that started on September 10, 2023.

A volcanic cinder cone emitting steam.

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

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.

Kahuku Unit
The Kahuku Unit

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

Poster of 4 Rangers standing in a forest with super imposed text ʻIke Hana Noʻeau.
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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Park Store

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

Last updated: November 28, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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


808 985-6011

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