Alerts & Conditions


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Park staff are available to answer questions 9am to 5pm HST at 808-985-6011.


Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Policies


Drones / Unmanned Aircraft Policy
Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent.


Superintendent's Compendium
The Superintendent's Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority are regulations specific to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. These regulatory provisions apply in addition to the requirements contained in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations ("36 CFR")


Park Notices

Updates about current park conditions:

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Construction Closure

Expect closures and delays due to a two-year construction project to repair or remove damaged buildings and infrastructure at the summit.


Plan Your Visit

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Plan Your Visit

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park wants to help you plan like a park ranger with five insightful tips to help you navigate the busy season.

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Air Quality

Hazardous volcanic gasses can present a danger to sensitive groups of people. Frequently check the air quality during your visit.

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


COVID-19 Important Safety Notice

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park follows Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance in the county or all the counties where the park is located to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of park users, employees, volunteers, and partners continue to be paramount. Visitors are urged to recreate responsibly by planning their visit in advance and acting with care.

Current COVID-19 hospital admission level: LOW

  • Masks are recommended but not required in crowds when social distancing cannot be maintained. Maintain at least six feet of distance between you and others.   
  • Businesses in the park, such as Volcano House and Volcano Art Center Gallery may require masks to be worn inside the facilities they operate.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • If you feel sick, please do not visit the park.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.


Last updated: July 16, 2024

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Contact Info

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


808 985-6011

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