Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

(808) 985-6000


Established on August 1, 1916, and located on the island of Hawaii, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park encompasses two of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea. You can take the Crater Rim Drive to see steam vents and visit the Jaggar Museum. The Museum has exhibits on volcanoes and overlooks the Halema’uma’u Crater. Spanning over 500 square miles, this park boasts over 150 miles of hiking and biking trails. The Chain of Craters Road takes you from the Museum, across lava, passing craters on the way to the coast. Enjoy ranger led programs as well as after-dark and living history presentations, the Thurston Lava Tube, lush tropical rainforests, spectacular views and rich Hawaiian traditions.


Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park showcases the results of at least 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution in the Hawaiian Islands. Created to preserve the natural setting of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, the park is also a refuge for the island’s native plants and animals and a link to its human past. Research by scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory makes Kīlauea one of the best understood volcanoes in the world. There are camping and lodging facilities in the park. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is approx. 30 miles from Hilo, and approx. 96 miles from Kailua-Kona.  


For more information call (808) 985-6000 or visit www.NPS.gov/havo.


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