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

Upgrades on the horizon for KÄ«lauea Visitor Center

Kīlauea Visitor Center in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is scheduled for a major air conditioning system installation that will improve the comfort and safety of visitors and employees inside the busiest facility in the park.

Notice of Flight Operations February 2020

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for February 2020:

Save the date to talk story about the future use of the Great Crack

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park wants to hear from the community about the future use of the Great Crack and will host a community “talk story” meeting at Pāhala Plantation House, 96-3209 Maile St. in Pāhala, on Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Photos

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Pete Andrusyszyn posted a photo:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Pete Andrusyszyn posted a photo:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Pete Andrusyszyn posted a photo:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

8 miles of pot-holed single-lane dirt road!

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Pete Andrusyszyn posted a photo:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Pete Andrusyszyn posted a photo:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Metrosideros polymorpha var. polymorpha

J. B. Friday posted a photo:

Metrosideros polymorpha var. polymorpha

There are eight named varieties of the most common species of ‘ōhi‘a (Metrosideros polymorpha) and four other species of ‘ōhi‘a. All are endemic to Hawai'i. This photo is of the flower of Metrosideros polymorpha var. polymorpha on Hawai'i Island. Incana is distinguished by pubescent (fuzzy) leaf undersides and leaves with curled-under edges. The fuzzy flower buds can also be seen in this photo.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii.

Metrosideros polymorpha at the Volcano

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Metrosideros polymorpha at the Volcano

‘Ōhi‘a is able to thrive in adverse environments, even on the rim of the volcano. ‘Ōhi‘a leaves can quickly close their stomates to avoid taking in toxic gasses emitted by the volcano.

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii.