Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is a wild place. The dramatic volcanic landscapes are constantly being shaped by powerful and uncontrollable natural forces. While barriers exisit, park staff and partners are working hard to correct and resolve accessibility deficiencies throughout the park. By using principles of universal design, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is committed to providing physical access to the greatest number of individuals. From designing and building new facilities to the rehabilitation of older buildings, accessibility has become a key component of all projects.
Kīlauea Visitor Center and Volcano House have drinking water.
Kīlauea Visitor Center, Volcano House, Kīlauea Iki, Devastation parking lot, Maunaulu, Kīpukapuaulu picnic area, Mauna Loa lookout, and the turnaround at the end of Chain of Craters Road all have wheelchair accessible restrooms or vault toilets.
Wheelchairs may be available for use at the Kīlauea Visitor Center. Currently the Kīlauea Visitor Center, Volcano House, and Volcano Art Center are wheelchair accessible. Most of the Ha'akulamanu (Sulphur Banks) Trail is wheelchair accessible if you begin from the Steam Vents parking lot to the west. The short gravel trail (0.1 miles in length) from the Steam Vents parking lot to the Wahinekapu (Steaming Bluff) is also possible for wheelchairs to traverse. Kīlauea Overlook is accessible on a short asphalt path from the parking area. Devastation Trail is accessible from the parking area to the trailhead, and the trail is possible for wheelchairs to traverse with assistance.
American Sign Language Interpretation
To request an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter please call (808) 985 6011 or request via email. A minimum of 14 days advanced notice is required.