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)
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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

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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Last year, Senator Hirono visited Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Haleakala National Park to celebrate the parks 100th anniversaries and promote the Every Kid in a Park program, which gives fourth graders and their families free access to National Parks for a year.
Lava flows into the ocean virtually nonstop here, and visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can literally watch the island grow (500 acres since 1986).
HAWAII VOLCANOES N.P.--At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, visitors enjoying moments of solitude can experience a unique assortment of ambient sound--from warbling birds and whistling winds to flowing, crackling lava.
First brought to the Hawaiian islands by the Polynesians, the pig's proclivity for eating bark and roots has wrought major damage to many areas, according to David Foote of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park evacuated all visitors and non-emergency staff.
Leo Adonis committed suicide by jumping 250 feet into the crater of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/body-recovered-kilauea-caldera) Hawaii Tribune-Herald  reported Monday.
Attend a cultural festival at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii) and learn skills in Hawaiian lau hala weaving, create simple and fun objects by weaving niu (coconut) leaves, be serenaded by Aloha Festival falsetto contest winner Kai Ho'opi'I, and make and play with your own toy top made of traditional materials.
Part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the world's most active volcano, Kilauea offers visitors views of a dramatic landscape.
HAWAII: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (top of Mauna Loa Strip Rd.); (808) 985-6000.
The natural event created a startling sight as red-hot lava dropped from soaring cliffs into the ocean, sending smoke and steam billowing into the air. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano entered the ocean at 1:12 a.m. Jessica Ferracane, a spokeswoman for the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, said hundreds of people are expected to show up to watch the unnatural marriage of fire and water.
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By hiking, walking or driving through the HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK you can see earth's creation first-hand.

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