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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.

July 06, 2016
Volunteer for “Stewardship at the Summit” Programs
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, now through September 2016.

July 05, 2016
Rangers Urge Park Visitors to View Latest Flows from Safe Distance
The newest lava from Kīlauea volcano is drawing visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, as flows from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent in the remote east rift zone stream down the Pulama Pali, spread onto the coastal lava plain and slowly advance towards the Pacific Ocean

June 15, 2016
Centennial Events for July 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 July. All 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:

June 09, 2016
Save the Date for the 36th Annual Hawai‘i Volcanoes Cultural Festival & BioBlitz
Mark your calendars for the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz, Saturday, August 27, 2016!

June 07, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s Abbreviated Final General Management Plan / Wilderness Study / Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision Signed
The Record of Decision (ROD) approving the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Abbreviated Final General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement (Final GMP/WS/EIS) was signed into approval on May 24, 2016. This plan provides long-term management guidance about the preservation and use of this national treasure, UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.

June 01, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations for June 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight plans for June 2016

May 25, 2016
The Nēnē Class of 2016 Takes Flight
It’s springtime and nēnē have begun to reappear in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, after being less visible since fall and winter, when they hunker down to nest, raise goslings and grow a new set of flight feathers (molt).

May 18, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 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 06, 2016
Free Summer Junior Ranger Programs begin June 7 and June 14
Keiki from ages 7 to 13 years old are invited to “Find Your Park” and become junior rangers through Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s free Keiki o Hawai‘i Nei summer program during the park’s centennial year.

May 06, 2016
Escape Road Improvements Begin Monday
A project to improve and repair Escape Road from Highway 11 to Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube) in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will begin Monday, May 9.

April 28, 2016
Visitation to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2015 creates $151,246,200 in economic benefits
Report shows visitor spending supports 1,834 jobs in local economy

April 28, 2016
Nāmakanipaio Campground Now Open
Nāmakanipaio Campground in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has reopened. Hawai‘i Volcanoes Lodge Company, which manages the campground under a concession contract for the park, is taking reservations immediately.

April 19, 2016
Roundup of Centennial Events at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park - April through December 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is in the fourth month of celebrating its 100th anniversary, and everyone is invited to participate in the year-long celebration that lasts through December 31, 2016.

April 19, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for May 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 May.

April 12, 2016
Explore Kahuku in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park April - June 2016
Everyone is invited to Find Your Park and participate in the upcoming Kahuku events and guided hikes at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, from April through June 2016. Kahuku is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and all events are free. You can explore Kahuku on your own, or join these upcoming programs, including a new trail, Pu‘u Kahuku.

April 07, 2016
Find Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park During National Park Week
Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary – and the centennial of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park – during National Park Week, April 16-24. Entrance fees will be waived nine full days, and a “National Park Rx Day” will be held on Sunday, April 24.

April 07, 2016
Lost Camper Located
A man from Holland who was missing overnight from Kūlanaokuaiki Campground in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Tues., April 5 has been located.

April 04, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations for April 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for April 2016:

March 11, 2016
Sulphur Banks Trail Improvements Underway
A project to improve and repair the popular Sulphur Banks Trail and boardwalk in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has begun.

March 10, 2016
Find Your Park on the Big Screen
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will show sister park movies for free to raise awareness of the other national parks in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands during its centennial year – which also marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

March 10, 2016
Park's Abbreviated Final General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/EIS Available for Review
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is pleased to announce the release of the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Abbreviated Final General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement (Final GMP/WS/EIS). This plan provides long-term management guidance about the preservation and use of this national treasure, UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.

March 08, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations for March 2016
– Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for March 2016:

February 23, 2016
Traveling Quilt Exhibit Honors National Park Service Centennial
During March, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will display 13 colorful art quilts created to celebrate the National Park Service centennial anniversary

February 19, 2016
Puapo‘o Lava Tube Adventures Return for Park’s 100th Birthday
Visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park during its centennial year can reserve an adventurous guided hike into a large lava tube formed by Kīlauea volcano centuries ago.

February 18, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for March 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 March.

February 01, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations February 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following flight plans for February 2016:

January 29, 2016
After Dark Goes OUT of the Park in 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s popular After Dark program will travel to Hilo and Kailua-Kona this year to celebrate the park’s centennial anniversary in those communities. This year is also the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service.

January 22, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for February 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 February.

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.

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