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
Kīlauea volcano is no longer erupting. No active lava was observed on May 26. Observations indicate that the eruption in Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea has paused. No glow is visible at night. Sunrise and sunset views of the caldera never fail to impress. Vantage points include Uēkahuna, Wahinekapu (Steaming Bluff), Kīlauea Overlook, Keanakākoʻi, Kūpinaʻi Pali (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.
Learn more about how you can have a safe visit on our safety webpage.
Millions of people visit Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park annually to make lifelong memories. These are some important considerations to make this a successful visit.
Last updated: June 11, 2021