Careful preparation eases the strain of travelling to new environments. Planning ahead can often make the difference between a good trip and a great trip.
Save time at the entrance and pay your entry fee before you come by purchasing a digital pass through Recreation.gov:
The following passes are now available:
• Private vehicle ($30, valid for seven days)
• Motorcycle ($25, valid for seven days)
• Individual pedestrian/bicycle ($15, valid for seven days)
The pass must be purchased and downloaded to a computer or mobile device, and printing the pass prior to your park arrival is recommended due to limited connectivity. The digital pass can be purchased up to six months ahead of arrival.
What's Going On With The Volcanoes?
Get the latest update on volcanic activity.
Things To Do
From wilderness adventures to short walks and scenic drives, there's plenty to do in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
Operating Hours & Seasons
Park entrance station - Kīlauea Visitor Center is a Short Distance Ahead on the Right
Current Conditions and Other Policies
Current Conditions, Area Closures, Advisories, Drone & Other Policies
Fees & Passes
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park charges entry fees which are used to help maintain park infrastructure and support visitor services.
Permits and Reservations
Commercial use authorizations, research, and filming permits
Parking lots can be full by 10 am. Find out where and when you stand a better chance of finding an available parking space.
Weather and Climate
Be prepared for the island's unpredictable weather.
While the park has a limited number of places to bring your dog, there are still beautiful sections of the park you can explore together!
View and download maps of the park
Last updated: November 28, 2023