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.
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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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The staff at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park extends our deepest appreciation to the Senate for their support of National Park Week.
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.
In addition, the island is home to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the state's number one visitor attraction: Kilauea, the world's most active volcano; Mauna Loa, the world's largest volcano; and, Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest volcano.
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HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK - The river was up, and as it tumbled down the mountainside, it occasionally breached its banks, branching into streams that detoured here and there before rejoining the main channel.
Haleakala National Park is located on Maui, and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is situated on the highest mountains of The Big Island of Hawaii.
By hiking, walking or driving through the HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK you can see earth's creation first-hand.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK - They would sail and paddle their canoes across open ocean from the other islands in the chain, then scale coastal cliffs and tread for miles across a scorching-hot lava field.
a leading supporter of the National Park Foundation, today will present the National Park Partnership Award in the Environmental Conservation category to the Olaa-Kilauea Partnership, a collaboration between seven state and federal agencies including the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Hawaii Department of Public Safety, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Kamehameha Schools, U.
VOLCANO VILLAGE, Hawaii - It's difficult enough to tackle Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in a day, but factoring in a drive from Kona, the Kohala Coast or even nearby Hilo will only complicate the undertaking.

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