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.

Volcano produces steam at sunrise.

Eruption Viewing

Plan to see the eruption? Read this before you go!

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.

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History & Culture

Discover sacred sites, legends, and amazing human stories.

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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.

Kahuku Unit

The Kahuku Unit

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

A lava lake produces several lava fountains at night.

2023 Summit Eruption

Learn more about the most recent eruption that gave rise to the largest lava lake on earth.

A volcanic cinder cone emitting steam.

Webcams

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

Last updated: January 20, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

808 985-6011

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