Volcanoes National Park Hotel Information
Discover Hawaii’s Most Unique Terrain
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a unit of the National Park system established “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was created to “conserve the volcanic features, endemic Hawaiian ecosystems, Hawaiian cultural and archeological remains, and inherent scenic values for visitor enjoyment and appreciation and for their scientific and historic values.” Made up of diverse terrain and ecosystems ranging from barren lava rockscapes to lush rainforests, the park is also a refuge for native flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.
In recognition of its outstanding universal values, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was designated an International Biosphere Reserve (1980) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1987).
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Kilauea is Hawaii’s most famous volcano and one of the world’s most active shield volcanoes. Known for its frequent eruptions, Kilauea means “Spewing” in Hawaiian and Halema‘uma‘u is the home of Pelehonuamea, the Hawaiian goddess of fire. The Pu‘u O‘o vent has been continuously erupting since 1983. Although it is only visible from a distance, the volcano draws millions of visitors from around the world to marvel at its prodigious and spectacular lava flows.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park extends to the summit and southwestern flank of Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano by volume and tallest mountain measured from the sea floor. Meaning “Long Mountain” in Hawaiian, Mauna Loa is a massive monument of Hawaii’s natural landscape. Mauna Loa last erupted from Mokuaweoweo caldera and down the southwest rift in 1984.
Lodging and Camping in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Volcano House is the only hotel in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and also operates the Namakanipaio Cabins and Campground.
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