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July 12, 2017
Park Seeks Witnesses to Campground Fire
Fire officials at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park are seeking witnesses to a fire Tuesday afternoon that burned about ¼ acre of native koa and ‘ōhi‘a forest behind a cabin at Nāmakanipaio Campground.

July 11, 2017
Victim Identified
Park officials have identified the 38-year-old man recovered early Sunday morning near the bottom of Kīlauea caldera as Gregory Michael Ure, also known as Leo Michael Adonis, of California. His last known address was La Mesa, CA.

July 10, 2017
Body Recovered from Caldera
The body of a 38-year-old man was recovered by park rangers early Sunday morning near the bottom of Kīlauea caldera.

July 09, 2017
Aloha in Abundance at Park's 37th Annual Cultural Festival & BioBlitz
Sunny skies, outstanding views of Mauna Loa and Kīlauea, and an outpouring of aloha from all who participated in the Hawaiian Cultural Festival & BioBlitz, made for a joyful Saturday at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

July 07, 2017
Explore Kahuku July – September 2017
Everyone is invited to participate in the free guided hikes, “Coffee Talks” and ‘Ike Hana No‘eau Hawaiian cultural programs in the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, from July through September 2017. Visitors can also explore Kahuku on their own on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 29, 2017
Mele, Hula & Hike Schedules for the 37th Annual Hawai‘i Volcanoes Cultural Festival & BioBlitz
The 37th annual Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz is Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Kilauea Military Camp. Park entrance is free all day.

June 26, 2017
Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook Reopens to Public
The Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook has reopened after being closed since February to protect breeding nēnē (endangered Hawaiian geese) in the area.

June 15, 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's July 2017 Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017. In addition, the community is invited to lend a hand to save native rainforest through the park’s Stewardship at the Summit (SAS) volunteer program

May 31, 2017
Victim Identified and Driver Charged Following Fatal Wreck
The man killed in a single-vehicle accident Sunday night in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has been identified as John Ashley Becker, 48, of Texas

May 29, 2017
Single-vehicle accident leaves one dead, two injured in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
One man is dead and two others were seriously injured following a single-vehicle roll-over accident that occurred Sun., May 28 at 8:58 p.m. near the 33-mile marker on Hwy. 11 in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

May 26, 2017
Lava tube to close temporarily for restroom maintenance
Thurston Lava Tube (Nāhuku) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thurs., June 1 for semi-annual maintenance of the comfort station.

May 25, 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes Will Increase Fees Beginning June 1
On June 1, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park entrance fees will increase, as part of a three-year incremental plan to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities.

May 18, 2017
Save the Date for the 37th Annual Hawai‘i Volcanoes Cultural Festival & BioBlitz
Save the date for the free 37th annual Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz, Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Kilauea Military Camp.

May 15, 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's June 2017 Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017.

May 01, 2017
Free Summer Junior Ranger Programs begin June 6 and June 13
Keiki from ages seven to 13 years old are invited to become “Next Generation Stewards” in the free summer junior ranger program through Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

April 20, 2017
Tourism to Hawai‘i Volcanoes NP creates $199,923,400 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,887,580 visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2016 spent $159,195,500 in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,917 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $199,923,400.

April 13, 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's May 2017 Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017. In addition, the community is invited to lend a hand to save native rainforest through the park’s Stewardship at the Summit volunteer program.

April 03, 2017
Explore Kahuku April - June 2017
Everyone is invited to participate in the free guided hikes, “Coffee Talks” and ‘Ike Hana No‘eau Hawaiian cultural programs in the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, from April through June 2017. Visitors can also explore Kahuku on their own on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 14, 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's April 2017 Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017. Two consecutive fee-free weekends celebrate National Park Week in April, and many programs honor the 54th anniversary of the Merrie Monarch Festival.

March 08, 2017
Tour Group Caught in Closed Area in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
A tour guide based in France and a tour group of 13 people were caught early Monday morning sneaking into the closed area at Halema‘uma‘u, the erupting summit crater of Kīlauea volcano.

March 03, 2017
Roadway and Parking Lot Striping Work Begins Monday
Visitors and tour operators to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park are advised that a project to re-stripe roadways and parking lots at Kīlauea Visitor Center and Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube) begins Monday, March 6 and will cause traffic delays up to 15 minutes.

February 10, 2017
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Parkʻs March 2017 Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017. ADIP and Hawaiian cultural programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

February 07, 2017
Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook Closed to Protect Endangered Nēnē
The Pu‘u Pua‘i overlook is temporarily closed to protect breeding nēnē (endangered Hawaiian geese) in the area.

January 25, 2017
Victim in Fatal Weekend Crash Identified
The male victim of a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Saturday afternoon has been identified as 65-year-old Paul Hernandez of New Jersey.

January 22, 2017
Rangers Seek Witnesses to Fatal Traffic Accident
National Park Service rangers are seeking witnesses to a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 11 at the Nāmakanipaio Campground intersection in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Saturday afternoon.

January 13, 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's February 2017 Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017

January 03, 2017
New Coastal Lava Viewing Area Opens in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Park rangers opened a newly established lava viewing area at the Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park today, following a two-day closure caused by a large lava delta collapse on New Year’s Eve.

January 02, 2017
New Year’s Eve Delta Collapse Causes Temporary Closure at Kamokuna Ocean Entry
A large section of the 26-acre lava delta formed by the 61g lava flow collapsed into the ocean around 2:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, launching showers of volcanic rock into the air, and creating a flurry of large waves that eroded away a portion of the older sea cliff and viewing area.

December 29, 2016
Holiday Visitation Surges at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Park visitation surges during the holiday travel season and this week is no exception with parking lots at popular destinations like Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube), Jaggar Museum and Kīlauea Visitor Center at capacity

December 15, 2016
Explore Kahuku January - March 2017
Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming free guided hikes in the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, from January through March 2017. Visitors can also explore Kahuku on their own on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

December 15, 2016
Volunteers Sought to Restore Hawaiian Rainforest
Help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rainforest at the summit of Kīlauea volcano and volunteer for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, January through March 2017.

December 14, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s January 2017 Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017

December 12, 2016
Kīpukapuaulu Picnic Area Improvements Complete
The new wheelchair-accessible path is complete at the Kīpukapuaulu day-use picnic area on Mauna Loa Road, and the area is open for visitor enjoyment.

December 05, 2016
Kīpukapuaulu Picnic Area Improvements Begin Tuesday
The picnic area near Kīpukapuaulu on Mauna Loa Road will close Tuesday while workers install a wheelchair-accessible path from the parking lot to the picnic and shelter area.

December 05, 2016
Most Park Features Open as Winter Weather Continues in Hawai‘i
Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube) and the Kahuku Unit reopened Saturday, although heavy rainfall persists at times. The snow-cloaked summit of Mauna Loa will remain closed to all day use and overnight camping until it is safe to reopen.

December 02, 2016
Partial Closures at Park Due to Winter Weather
Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube) and the Kahuku Unit are closed due to impacts from heavy rainfall and flash flooding. The summit of Mauna Loa remains closed to all day use and overnight camping. Closures remain in effect until it is safe to reopen.

December 01, 2016
Mauna Loa Summit Closed Due to Winter Weather
Due to high winds and heavy snow, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park closed the summit of Mauna Loa on Thursday to all day use and overnight camping until it is safe to reopen.

November 30, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to Offer Free Admission on 10 Days in 2017
There are 10 more reasons to enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2017! The park will offer free admission to all on 10 days in 2017

November 18, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for December 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary throughout 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in December

November 07, 2016
Senator Helps Park Rangers Get Every Kid in a Park
Fourth graders on a field trip to the erupting summit of Kīlauea Monday morning received their free Every Kid in a Park pass from a strong supporter of the program: Senator Mazie K. Hirono of Hawai‘i.

October 28, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes Will Charge for Camping Starting November 1
Starting November 1, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will charge for all overnight camping as part of a plan to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities.

October 24, 2016
New 5-mile cat-proof fence protects endangered Hawaiian petrels on Mauna Loa
Work is complete on what could be the largest cat-proof fence in the United States, designed to protect the federally endangered ‘ua‘u, or Hawaiian petrel, from the birds’ primary threat: feral cats.

October 14, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for November 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in November.

September 30, 2016
Explore Kahuku in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Everyone is invited to Find Your Park and participate in the upcoming free Kahuku events and guided hikes at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

September 30, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations - October 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for October 2016:

September 29, 2016
Save the Hawaiian Rainforest and Volunteer for “Stewardship at the Summit” Programs, October – December 2016
Help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rainforest at the summit of Kīlauea volcano for the next 100 years and volunteer for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, October through December 2016

September 28, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park Pass
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park encourages all fourth graders to visit the park for free this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives fourth grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 public lands and waters nationwide for a year.

September 20, 2016
Lend a Hand to Protect the Park on National Public Lands Day this Saturday
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates 100 years protecting native ecosystems and invites everyone to lend a helping hand on National Public Lands Day (NPLD) this Saturday, Sept. 24

September 13, 2016
Tips for Safe and Easy Lava Lake Viewing
Visitors and local residents gather nightly at the Jaggar Museum observation deck in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to watch the lava lake spatter and glow within the summit crater of Kīlauea volcano, vying for the best parking spot and vantage point.

September 13, 2016
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for October 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in October.

September 06, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations for September 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for September 2016:

September 02, 2016
Most Areas in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Now Open
Most areas previously closed within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park due to Hurricane Lester are now open.

September 01, 2016
Park Partially Open as Hurricane Lester Nears
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is open Thursday, with partial closures in place as Hurricane Lester nears, and Hurricane Madeline, now downgraded as a tropical storm, passes south of Hawai‘i Island

August 31, 2016
Park to Close at Noon as Hurricanes Move Closer
To ensure the safety of visitors and employees, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will close at noon today until it is deemed safe to reopen

August 30, 2016
Partial Closures at Park as Hurricanes Approach
To ensure the safety of visitors and employees, sections of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will close starting at 5 p.m. today as hurricanes Madeline and Lester approach Hawai‘i Island.

August 15, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for September 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in September

August 10, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations for August 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for August 2016:

August 10, 2016
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with a Fee-Free Weekend of Hawaiian Music, Culture & Science
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service through music, culture and science on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27…absolutely free!

August 09, 2016
Summit Explosion Justifies Closure of Halema‘uma‘u Crater
An explosion from Kīlauea volcano’s summit Saturday evening flung chunks of molten and solid rock onto the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, turned night into day, and destroyed the power system for scientific equipment used to monitor the volcano.

August 01, 2016
100 Years and No Signs of Stopping
Kīlauea is putting on quite a show for park visitors eager to see a volcanic eruption – just like it was 100 years ago today when Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was established on August 1, 1916.

July 22, 2016
Partial Closures at Park as Tropical Storm Darby Nears
To keep visitors and employees safe as Tropical Storm Darby approaches Hawai‘i Island, park officials will close all backcountry areas and certain roads in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, effective 5 p.m. today, Friday, July 22.

July 18, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for August 2016
August 1 is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, and August 25 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service itself. Come celebrate and Find Your Park all month long with five fee-free dates, a native plant giveaway, the annual Cultural Festival and BioBlitz and other many other special centennial events!

July 15, 2016
Park Offers Route and Tips for Viewing Lava Flows
Visitors may hike and bicycle along the gravel emergency access route at the end of Chain of Craters Road to view and access lava as it flows down the Pūlama Pali and spreads out onto the coastal lava plain in the national park, and towards the ocean.

December 31, 2015
Save the Hawaiian Rainforest and Volunteer for “Stewardship at the Summit” Programs, January – June 2016
Help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rainforest at the summit of Kīlauea volcano for the next 100 years by volunteering for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, now through June 2016.

December 17, 2015
Roundup of Centennial Events at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and everyone is invited to participate in the year-long celebration from New Year’s Day through December 31, 2016.

Last updated: May 10, 2017

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