Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can be found on the island of Hawaii. Hence it's name it contains a couple volcanoes both of which are active. It first became a national park on August 1, 1916 and covers roughly 500 square miles. The park is known for it's unusual camping and hiking spots and draws nearly 1.5 million visitors a year. Kilauea and Mauna Loa are the primary volcanos found in the park Manua Loa being the larger at a little over 13,500 feet and Kilauea the smaller at around 4,000 feet in elevation. Manua Loa is actually thought to be the biggest volcano on the planet. Each of these volcanos has erupted as recently as the early 1980's. None of the eruptions in the last 40 years or so have caused any fatalities. Camping, Hiking, and bicycling are favorite activities of tourists visiting the park. There are a couple campgrounds the lie within the parks borders. The first being Namakanipaio Campground, which requires registration, and Kulanaokuaiki which is free to the public. The park is opened 365 days a year 24 hours a day.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Info


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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News

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park February 2019 Events

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, After Dark in the Park talks, and stewardship programs during February 2019. 

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Accessible to Public during Government Shutdown

During the shutdown of the federal government due to a lapse of appropriations, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Some park roads, trails, and viewpoints in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. 

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Resumes Normal Operations

With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park resumed normal operations today, and have re-opened sections of the park that were closed during the government shutdown

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Photos

Fire killed Metrosideros polymorpha

J. B. Friday posted a photo:

Fire killed Metrosideros polymorpha

This large ‘ōhi‘a was probably several hundred years old when it was killed by a wildfire that burnt 3,000 acres of forest along the Mauna Loa Strip Road in August 2018. Be careful when working in dry forests and grasslands!

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii.

Fire killed Acacia koa with root suckers

J. B. Friday posted a photo:

Fire killed Acacia koa with root suckers

This koa tree was killed by a wildfire that burnt 3,000 acres of native forest along Mauna Loa Strip Road in August 2018. The roots aren't dead, yet, however, and they are sending up live suckers.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii.

Dodonaea viscosa regeneration after fire

J. B. Friday posted a photo:

Dodonaea viscosa regeneration after fire

'A'al'i is regenerating quickly after the August 2018 fire along Mauna Loa Strip Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island, Hawaii. The heat of the fire was enough to kill the grass, burn the litter, and stimulate germination of the seeds but was not enough to kil the seeds. Dodonaea viscosa is native to Hawaii but also to other tropical countries in North and South America, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific.

Kilauea Volcano

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Kilauea Volcano

This is a view of the Kilauea Caldera. Beyond the edge is the active Halemaumau Crater.

Kilauea is part of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is located on Hawaii or simply 'The Big Island' - the youngest and the biggest of the Hawaiian Islands.

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