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.

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.

Kahuku Unit

The Kahuku Unit

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

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.

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History & Culture

Discover sacred sites, legends, and amazing human stories.

Ferns sitting on the edge of a volcanic caldera.

Ranger Tips For A Successful Visit

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

Excavator and semitruck on Crater Rim Drive fixing the road.

Temporary Road Closures

Expect intermittent closures of some park roads through October.

A lava lake in a volcanic crater with almost all of it hardened and stagnant.


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

Water dripping from a fern


Learn about Hawaiian biological and geological treasures.

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.

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Park Store

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

Last updated: September 17, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(808) 985-6011

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