Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Travel Guide

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Overview

The only national park in the U.S. where you can view active lava flows and volcanic activity. One of the most remarkable places in the United States National Park system. Kilauea Visitor Center, located just inside the park entrance, offers visitor information and exhibits. Films and videos are shown in the auditorium throughout the day.

There are two drive-in campsites that requires no reservations, no permits, and no check-in. You do pay the park entrance fee. Backcountry camping is by permit only. You must register at the Kilauea Visitor Center prior to departure (7:45 am to 4:45 pm daily).

Also inside the park are Volcano House Hotel on the caldera rim, and Kilauea Military Camp. KMC serves active and retired military as well as civilian employees of the Department of Defense.

There are over 150 miles of trails in the park. You can take a self-guided trail or participate in a hike lead by a park rangers. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is opened 24 hours a day, year round.

If you do not want to experience the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on foot, there are helicopter tours available through private companies that will travel to the site of the lava flow.

And if you are planning to take home a lava rock souvenir, please keep in mind the legend that bad luck befalls those who take Pele's rocks. The Hawaii Board of Tourism and The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park get lava rocks mailed back to them on a daily basis.

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