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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit. Hawaii 247/7 File Photo

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hikes, Programs & Events, September 8-23, 2018

Everyone is invited to find their park and experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes, and more from Ka‘ū to Volcano to Hilo. Until the partial reopening of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on September 22, park rangers will continue to enlighten and engage visitors from other locations. Rangers are offering new and familiar programs for […]

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Thomas A. Jaggar Museum at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Jaggar Museum exhibits to be showcased in proposed visitor center in Pahoa

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is proud to announce a partnership with Mainstreet Pahoa Association and ongoing discussions to loan exhibit features from Jaggar Museum to a proposed visitor center site in downtown Pahoa.

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A team including National Park Service Geomorphologist Eric Bilderback log earthquake damage and assess stability along Crater Rim Trail at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. NPS Photo/Jon Christensen

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park making progress with repairs to reopen on September 22, 2018

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is completing emergency repairs and making progress towards reopening parts of the park by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, National Public Lands Day.

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Eleven cited in hazardous closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Eleven people who illegally entered Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Saturday were cited by National Park Service (NPS) law enforcement rangers for disobeying a lawful closure and disorderly conduct. The group snuck past numerous closure signs and ventured down to the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater below Jaggar Museum. They were spotted by a National Park […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit. Hawaii 247/7 File Photo

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit open this weekend (Aug 25-26)

The Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be open Sat., Aug. 25 and Sun., Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regularly scheduled programs will be offered this weekend, weather permitting, as Hurricane Lane weakens. ‘Ōhi‘a Lehua Walk. Learn about the vital role of ‘ōhi‘a lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit will remain closed Friday due to Hurricane Lane

The Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will remain closed through Fri., Aug. 24 due to Hurricane Lane. The community Talk Story event about the future of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has been rescheduled for Thurs., Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. Friday’s Artist in Residence program with artist Hasan Elahi is canceled and it […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit closed due to Hurricane Lane

The Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed Wed., Aug. 22 and Thurs., Aug. 23, due to Hurricane Lane. All programs are canceled. At this time, Hurricane Lane is headed towards the Hawaiian Islands according to the National Weather Service (NWS), and a Hurricane Warning is in effect for most of Hawai‘i […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park plans to reopen in September

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announced Tuesday (Aug 21) its goal to reopen parts of the park by September 22 – National Public Lands Day. Exact details of what will be open are pending, but visitors should expect limited hours and services and only some areas in the park will be open.

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Stene: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park should seek Federal funds to fix damaged roads

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park wants to reopen the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park eventually. The first step in this process is the reconstruction of the park’s heavily damaged roadway infrastructure

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Impassable earthquake damaged Crater Rim Drive past Keanakakoi. NPS Photo

Talk-story sessions being held to discuss the future of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Most of the park, except the Kahuku Unit, has been closed due to increased volcanic and seismic activity since May 11. Saturday, August 18 marks the 100th day of the closure.

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

The ‘Ōhiʻa Challenge offers a cash prize for a solution to the destructive ROD invasive fungi

U.S. Department of the Interior offices and agencies are working in partnership with others on the ‘Ōhiʻa Challenge, named after a Hawaiian legend that tells of the love and separation of the young couple ʻŌhiʻa and Lehua; Jealous of their love, the goddess Pele turned the warrior ʻŌhiʻa into a tree and Lehua into the […]

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Photo of Kahuku visitor "jumping for joy" in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park/NPS Photo by Janice Wei

Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park extends hours and programs

Starting Wednesday, August 15, the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will extend its operating hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., adding an additional hour each day Wednesday through Sunday. Entrance and all programs are free. Kahuku is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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Fire burns native forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as firefighters engage in suppression efforts. NPS Photo/Mark Wasser

Keauhou fire on the slopes of Mauna Loa is 90 percent contained

The Keauhou Fire received additional rainfall on Thursday. On Wednesday, 1/2 inch of rain fell aiding firefighters in their work. Containment remains at 90 percent and holding at 3,739 acres on the slopes of Mauna Loa, mostly within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. With the cooler and wetter weather, firefighters are focusing on mop-up and patrol […]

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October 8 marked the grand opening of the Palm Trail, a new 2.6-mile loop trail in Kahuku, at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit in Ka‘u. Photo courtesy of NPS/Dave Boyle

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit closed in preparation for Hurricane Hector

Hawaii National Park, HI – The Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed Wednesday in anticipation of Hurricane Hector. At this time, Hector is forecast to pass 200 miles south of Hawai‘i Island and is expected to bring damaging surf, heavy rain and dangerous winds to the Puna and Ka‘ū Districts. Park […]

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