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Four more days to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for free


Park Ranger Adrian Boone leads visitors to the 1969 fissure at Mauna Ulu. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i National Park, HI – There are only four days left to visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park for free during National Park Week, which started April 16 and lasts through April 24.

Come and enjoy the dazzling red blooms of native ‘ohi‘a lehua, the songs of Hawaiian forest birds like ‘apapane, and the unfurling of “fiddleheads,” or hapu‘u fern fronds (pictured), throughout the 333,086-acre park.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes is one of five national park units on Hawai‘i Island. Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is also free of charge now through April 24. There is no admission at Pu‘ukohola Heiau National Historical Site, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, or along the Alakahakai National Historic Trail.

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

“Spring is such a wondrous time to visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes and all our National Parks in Hawai‘i,” said Superintendent Cindy Orlando. “Our National Parks are always a memorable and affordable experience, but in these tough economic times we added fee-free days as a way to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to visit,” she said.


Mark your calendar for more upcoming fee-free days at your National Parks: June 21 (first day of summer), September 24 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11-13 (Veterans Day Weekend).

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