Basic Information

Ranger Dean addresses a group of visitors at Ha‘akulamanu (Sulphur Banks)
Ranger Dean addresses a group of visitors at Ha‘akulamanu (Sulphur Banks)

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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.

Scientist using a monitoring device atop the edge of a volcanic crater

What's Going On With The Volcanoes?

Get the latest update on volcanic activity.

Rainbow inside a crater with a hiker in the foreground

Things To Do

From wilderness adventures to short walks and scenic drives, there's plenty to do in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

Park entrance station

Operating Hours & Seasons

Park entrance station - Kīlauea Visitor Center is a Short Distance Ahead on the Right

Two rangers standing in front of a large caldera.

Current Conditions and Other Policies

Current Conditions, Area Closures, Advisories, Drone & Other Policies

Collage of different passes.

Fees & Passes

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park charges entry fees which are used to help maintain park infrastructure and support visitor services.

Ranger working with a news crew.

Permits and Reservations

Commercial use authorizations, research, and filming permits

Road with cars parked on the side and in an adjacent parking lot


Parking lots can be full by 10 am. Find out where and when you stand a better chance of finding an available parking space.

Trees shrouded in fog

Weather and Climate

Be prepared for the island's unpredictable weather.

Ranger standing on the road with a "Bark Ranger" dog


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!

Animated map of the Kīlauea summit caldera


View and download maps of the park

Last updated: April 11, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718


808 985-6011

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