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 November 2019 Events

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, After Dark in the Park talks, stewardship programs and opportunities to explore the Kahuku Unit during November 2019.

Park makes big strides against little fire ants

Little fire ants (LFA) have met their match as Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park gets closer to meeting its goal of eradicating the invasive, noxious pests from the popular Steam Vents area off Crater Rim Drive.

Fourth Graders and families invited to Every Kid Outdoors Day

Calling all fourth graders! Treat your family to a fun-filled morning at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National on Saturday, October 12, anytime between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., to celebrate the recently passed Every Kid Outdoors Act, and to receive a free Every Kid Outdoors pass.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Photos

cozy

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Volcano House

The volcano sleeps for now

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The volcano sleeps for now

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Mom & me on our birthdays

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Mom & me on our birthdays

Mom's 90th Birthday

Mom at Volcano House

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Mom at Volcano House

Mom's 90th Birthday

floppy hat

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floppy hat

Mom's 90th Birthday

Metrosideros polymorpha tree

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Metrosideros polymorpha tree

‘Ōhi‘a, Hawaii's most common native tree, can grow straight out of the lava. Here seen growing on the 1958 flows at the floor of Kīlauea Iki crater, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii.

Metrosideros polymorpha seed capsules

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Metrosideros polymorpha seed capsules

Green seed capsules of ‘ōhi‘a, Hawaii's most common native tree. For some reason one has dried and opened before the others, releasing the tiny, windblown seeds.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii.

Hōlei Sea Arch 1

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Hōlei Sea Arch 1

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Sophora chrysophylla flowers

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Sophora chrysophylla flowers

Māmane (mamane), along with naio (Myoporum sandwicense) is the most common tree of the high elevation forests on Hawai'i Island. The tree is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Sadly, most māmane forests such as this one are badly degraded by feral sheep, which eat up any regeneration.

Kona side of Mauna Loa, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The end of the road

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The end of the road

TJ and me at HVNP

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TJ and me at HVNP

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

TJ at the sea arch

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TJ at the sea arch

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nene pair

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nene pair

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Wild Orchids

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Wild Orchids

Last year eruption has brought plenty wild orchids near the crater rim of Kilauea. I was delighted to see them strive and multiply. These orchids are definitely prettier than the ones we saw 8 years ago.

Pele We Meet Again

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Pele We Meet Again

It took us 8 years to come back here again to pay our respect. The landscape has been changed with a new crater formed during the eruption last year. The wrath of Pele cannot be under estimated.

Above ground

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Above ground

Not one of my better efforts but wanted show everyone what type of vegetation was growing in the volcanic soil outside of the lava tube. Tough to pick up on the full dynamic range and some of the huge ferns get blown out in the process. Read that as old camera and harsh light. The area near the volcano is quite diverse and you can find many different types of topographical features. This is what makes Hawaii such a fascinating place. Photo taken on the Big Island of Hawaii near the Thurston Lava Tube in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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National Parks

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National Parks

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island

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wave battered cliffs

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wave battered cliffs

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Holei sea arch

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Holei sea arch

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

lone nene

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lone nene

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park