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Entrance fees waived for National Park Week (April 21-29)

Halemaumau from the summit. (Photo courtesy of Jay Robinson | NPS)


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to “Picture Yourself” at the park April 21-29. Hawaii Volcanoes will join national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees all nine days during National Park Week.

This year’s theme, “Picture Yourself in a National Park,” encourages visitors to share photos or videos of themselves, their families and friends exploring and enjoying the park during National Park Week on the park’s Facebook page,

Hawaii Volcanoes will offer ranger-led hikes and other programs during National Park Week, including a challenging hike into Kipukaakihi in Kahuku April 21 (Registration required, call 985-6011), and a special After Dark in the Park program April 24 about the park’s endemic flowering plants.

Be sure to check the ranger activities bulletin board at the KÄ«lauea Visitor Center each morning at 9 a.m.

The National Park Service will waive entrance fees again on June 9 (Get Outdoors Day), July 14 (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s 32nd Annual Cultural Festival), Sept. 29 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 10-12 (Veteran’s Day weekend).

Hawaii Volcanoes is one of five national park units on Hawaii Island.

Puuhonua o Hnaunau National Historical Park is also free of charge on the NPS fee-free 2012 dates. There is no admission at Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, or along the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail.

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