Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,

209,695 acres (84,926 hectares), on Hawaii island, Hawaii; est. 1916. The park contains two of the most active volcanoes in the world—KilaueaKilauea
, volcano and caldera, 3,646 ft (1,111 m) deep, central Hawaii island, Hawaii, on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. One of the largest active calderas in the world, Kilauea has a circumference of c.
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 with its fiery pit crater, called Halemaumau, and Mauna LoaMauna Loa
, volcano, 13,680 ft (4,170 m) high, in the S central part of the island of Hawaii, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the largest active volcano in the world. Its several craters and cones include Mokuaweoweo, one of the world's largest active calderas.
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 with the active Mokuaweoweo crater on its summit. The vegetation around Kilauea is varied—a few miles west of the arid Kau Desert is a lush fern jungle. Originally established as Hawaii National Park, its name was changed in 1961 after the Haleakala portion on Maui had been made a separate national park. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Address:PO Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

Phone:808-985-6000
Fax:808-985-6004
Web: www.nps.gov/havo/
Size: 323,431 acres.
Established: Established as part of Hawaii National Park on August 1, 1916; redesignated Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on September 22, 1961. Wilderness designated on November 10, 1978. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1980 and a World Heritage Site in 1987.
Location:96 miles from Kailua-Kona driving southeast on Hwy. 11, or 125 miles through Waimea and Hilo via Hwys. 19 and 11. The park is 30 miles from Hilo.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), lodging, restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, mountain climbing, auto touring, stargazing, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:Active volcanism continues here, on the island of Hawaii, where at lower elevations luxuriant and often rare vegetation provides food and shelter for a variety of animals. An 11-mile drive circles Kilauea's summit caldera and craters, passes through rainforest and desert, and provides access to scenic stops.

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As you exit the park heading westbound and slightly north in your rented Jeep, you're guaranteed to laugh for the next 20 miles as you try to pronounce the names on road signs revealing the "Punalu'u Black Sand Beach" or "Welcome to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau." The former locale, just beyond the western border of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, is managed by the county, and it's one of the rare places on the island to experience a truly black rock beach.
Hilo is closer to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, but Kona has more to offer visitors, with its variety of hotels ranging from ultra-high-end ($750 per night to the more affordable, yet still well appointed, for $90-$100).
Just beyond the boundary of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, in the town of Volcano, you'll find Chef Jonah Gieson's Kiawe Kitchen.
From there, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park ($ 10 per vehicle; nps.gov/havo or 808/985-6000) is only 1 mile away.
The graceful tree ferns grow en masse in shaded bogs near Thurston Lava Tube in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
The artist, whose bold and beautiful feather work is currently on display at the Volcano House in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and other prominent locations, will have his work on exhibit and for collection at the The George Na'ope Hula Festival from July 19-20 at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza in Old Town Sacramento.
Rick San Nicolas donated an original limited reproduction lei hulu (feather lei) to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park about the festival's namesake Uncle George Lanakilakekiahiali'i Na'ope.
While you're at the Festivals, why not check out one of the state's national parks, Haleakala National Park on Maui, or Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island--or any of the islands' hundreds of state and local parks and recreation areas.