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Volcanoes National Park

Mālama—The value of stewardship. To take care of. To serve and to honor, to protect and care for. Through extensive conservation efforts by the National Park Service, visitors can experience and appreciate the volcanic features, Hawaiian culture, archeological remains, and scenic views.

smoke rising up from the edge of a rock formation

Unique Terrain

Made up of diverse terrain and ecosystems ranging from barren lava rockscapes to lush rainforests, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was designated an International Biosphere Reserve (1980) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1987).

walkway through a rainforest

Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube)

Walk 50-yards in the dark through Nahuku, known as the Thurston Lava Tube. This 500-year old lava cave located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is lit by electric lights and features a tropical rainforest at the end.

Park Information

Fees All guests must pay the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance fee which is $25 per each non-commercial vehicle, $20 per motorcycle or $12 per individual traveling on foot or bicycle. Site rental is $15 per night. If you would like to rent a tent, you may do so for an additional $40 per night, per tent (up to 2 tents).

Rules If there are more than 2 people in your party, you can expand to 4 people per site with another tent. There is a 7-day maximum stay.
Campers may use the newly refurbished community bathroom with hot showers and toilets, located in the campground. Soap and toilet paper are provided. No pets or smoking are permitted.