Park landscapes are cherished places for many people. Is it quiet? Help keep it that way and allow visitors to connect with their surroundings in peace. Think before you take pictures of other visitors and whether they want to hear your music or phones. Take the Pono Pledge to be safe, responsible and respectful to each other and the ʻāina (land) during your visit to Hawaiʻi.
Know Before You Go
A spectacular new eruption at the summit of Kīlauea volcano is drawing hundreds of visitors to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park eager to see the billowing plume of gas and steam by day and the reflection of glowing lava deep within the crater after dark. Vantage points for viewing the new eruption include Wahinekapu (Steaming Bluff), Kīlauea Overlook, Keanakākoʻi, Waldron Ledge and other overlooks along Crater Rim Trail.
Stay SafeThis photo shows just a few of the reasons why it is critical to stay on trails and in designated overlooks if visiting the park to see the current eruption. Sinkholes, earth cracks, and unstable cliff edges are not always visible, even in daylight. Do not enter closed areas.
Maintain social distance of six feet from others and wear a mask to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Even during the excitement of an eruption, the dangers remain the same. Learn more about how you can have a safe visit on our safety webpage.
Last updated: April 6, 2021