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November 16, 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's December 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.

November 07, 2017
Parks Honor Veterans with Two Fee-Free Days for Veterans Day Weekend
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park joins national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees both Saturday and Sunday for Veterans Day weekend, Sat., Nov. 11 and Sun., Nov. 12

November 07, 2017
Notice of Flight Operations
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces upcoming flight plans for November 2017

October 30, 2017
Body of Female Recovered from Kīlauea Crater
Park rangers recovered the body of a 63-year-old Kea‘au woman Sunday morning from Kīlauea caldera below Steaming Bluff

October 30, 2017
Woman arrested in park for drunk driving offenses
A 46-year-old woman from Mountain View was arrested Friday night for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and refusing to provide a breath sample.

October 19, 2017
Accessibility improvements scheduled for Mauna Loa Lookout area
Vehicles will have limited access to Mauna Loa Lookout for eight weeks, from Oct. 30 to Dec. 31, while workers improve the parking lot, toilet and picnic area for visitors with disabilities.

October 17, 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's November 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.

October 06, 2017
Notice of Flight Operations October 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for October 2017:

September 28, 2017
Explore Kahuku October - December 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 October through December 2017. Visitors can also explore Kahuku on their own on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

September 25, 2017
Park Offers Free Entry and Stewardship Opportunities on National Public Lands Day, Sat., Sept. 30
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park offers free entrance and two opportunities to help protect Hawai‘i this Saturday, National Public Lands Day, Sept. 30, by removing invasive plant species in the park and in the Ocean View community.

September 20, 2017
Man Achieves Goal to Visit all 59 National Parks
When Dave Parker entered Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Tuesday night, he accomplished his lifelong dream to visit the 59 iconic national parks in the U.S.

September 18, 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's October 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.

September 01, 2017
Fire and Dry Conditions Prompt Road Closures and Precautions
Due to escalating fire danger in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, park officials have closed Hilina Pali Road from the Mauna Iki Trailhead and Mauna Loa Road at the gate past Kīpukapuaulu. Non-motorized day use such as hiking and bicycling will be permitted, and backcountry camping on Mauna Loa is allowed with a permit.

August 24, 2017
Portion of lava tube and trail will close temporarily
Portions of Thurston Lava Tube (Nāhuku) and its rainforest loop trail will be closed starting Sept. 5 for approximately two weeks while park maintenance workers replace the electrical conduit and lighting system.

August 10, 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's September 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.

August 03, 2017
National Park Specialty State License Plates Available at DMV locations throughout Hawai‘i
The first specialty license plates in Hawaiʻi are available from your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office now and feature colorful, iconic scenes from Haleakalā National Park and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

July 24, 2017
Heroes of hope save native plant species from brink of extinction
A team of biologists has accomplished two herculean feats in Hawaiian plant conservation: the successful reintroduction of the endangered Ka‘ū silversword (Argyroxiphium kauense) and Pele lobeliad (Clermontia peleana) on Mauna Loa and Kīlauea volcanoes in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

July 14, 2017
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's August 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. 

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 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

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: August 24, 2017

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