Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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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
, crater, 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 craters in the world, Kilauea has a circumference of c.
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 with its fire pit, called Halemaumau, and Mauna LoaMauna Loa
, mountain, 13,680 ft (4,170 m) high, in the south central part of the island of Hawaii, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Its many craters include Kilauea and Mokuaweoweo, two of the world's largest active craters.
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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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

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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Before undertaking either of these drives, it's a good idea to pick up the ``Road Guide to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,'' which sells in the Visitor Center for $5.
The outing is one of several ranger-led walks offered at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
GETTING THERE: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is on the southeast side of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Geological Survey's Kilauea Field Station in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
We went to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on a crystal-clear morning, and watched the new vent at Halemaumau gush what looks like boiling steam out of a huge pit in the side of the crater.
ONCE A MONTH a work crew from the resource management division of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park packs up chain-saws, wire cutters, anchor pegs, hammers, and a large supply of herbicides.
From Kailua-Kona, I've driven to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, ground zero of the emerging Big Island.
In 2007, the University and the Foundation will partner on three Electronic Field Trips, examining the birth of America at Independence National Historical Park, the unique ecosystems and distinct human culture at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the Japanese internment camps at Manzanar National Historic Site.
From wild and dramatic Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the picturesque beaches of the Kona Coast, explore Hawaii by bike, on foot and in sea kayaks.
Near the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kilauea Visitor Center; 967-7565.
The 2003 Hawaii Worker of the Year is 48-year-old Alberto Aviles of Volcano, a volcano firefighter for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Participants will tour Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and explore the flowing lava fields of Kilauea.

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