Big Island Volcano Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Big Island Volcano

The Volcano House The Kīlauea Visitor Center is your first stop after paying the fee to enter the park. Park Rangers and volunteers at the visitor center will provide you with information on the current conditions.

Lodge at the Big Island Volcano House


Big Island Volcano House Lobby

The Big Island Volcano House has been open since 1846.

The Volcano House in Volcanoes National Park Hotel

Historic Volcano House, on the rim of the crater, is the only lodging available inside the park. Wake up to the sunrise and the sound of rare Hawaiian songbirds.

Start your morning with a guided tour or borrow a cruiser bicycle for a ride of a lifetime through Volcanoes National Park.

Walk or hike over 150 miles of park trails and through the lava tube and rainforests.

Comfortable rooms, some with breathtaking views offer the experience of being part of history settings in a truly unique setting. Volcano House has received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the year 2014 for consistently receiving excellent traveler reviews.

Plan your visit to Big Island Volcano

The Volcano House The Kīlauea Visitor Center is your first stop after paying the fee to enter the park. Park Rangers and volunteers at the visitor center will provide you with information on the current conditions.

You will need to check with the center before hiking within the park and to check on things to do, there is a daily schedule of ranger-led activities that you can join.


Big Island Volcano Visitor Center

There is a park store at the Visitor Center where you can purchase books, posters and other educational materials.

The Visitor Center is a short distance beyond the park entrance station where there is plenty of parking.

Latest news for Big Island Volcano

The Big Island volcano has been making news in 2018 as the Kilauea Crater erupts and spills molten lava into the rural neighborhoods of the east tip of the island.


Hawaii Volcano Eruption 2018

There is no impact on the resort areas on the west shore of the Big Island.
“Hawaii Volcano Eruption Big Island Hawaii”.

Click here for video of the May 2018 Big Island volcano eruption 

The eruption is in its traditional location and only effects those who have chosen to live at the coast in the eastern foot of the mountain.

The neighbor islands are not effected by the Big Island volcano eruption as there is a significant distance between the islands.

ENTRANCE FEES – Effective June 1, 2018

$25.00 per private non-commercial vehicle (capacity 15 or less) – 7 days
$12.00 per pedestrian or bicycle – 7 days
$20.00 per motorcycle – 7 days
$50.00 Hawai‘i Tri-park Annual Pass

$25.00 – 7 days
Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all of its passengers.Individual
$12.00 – 7 days
Admits one individual when entering by foot or bicycle. Individuals 15 years old and younger are admitted free of charge.Motorcycle
$20.00 – 7 days

The National Park Service has designated the following fee free days for 2019:

Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Saturday, April 20 – Start of National Park Week/Junior Ranger Day

Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary

Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day

Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day

Park entrance fees will be waived on these days.

Kauai Island is approximately 500 miles north of the Big Island and is upwind of the volcanic plume.

Visitors to other islands will not be impacted in any way.

The Big Island resorts and hotels are on the west shore.Kailua Kona and Waikoloa are quite far from the eruption and visitors will not be effected by the constantly changing volcanic action.


Big Island Volcano At Volcanoes National Park

The park is open and welcoming visitors.

Hawaii’s Big Island Volcano. Viewing the lava flow includes a visit to Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.

The Hawaii volcano eruption is on the south side of  Mauna Loa, one of two major volcanic craters on the island.

Lava is frequently flowing from several vents within the park boundaries and beyond. Viewing from the museum at the edge of the crater is excellent, especially after dark.

Visitors to the park can check in with the Visitor’s Center which is just inside the gates.

Self guided touring is easy, you don’t need to pay for the guided tours unless you want to relax and enjoy the narration.

Those staying on the west side the the island in Kona or Kohala districts could book a “Circle Island Tour” and leave the driving to the tour operator.

We recommend an overnight stay at the Volcano Lodge within the park or in Hilo at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.

Complete the quote request form to receive more information and links to the park and information about booking hotel and/or a guided tour.