Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

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VISIT Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park:

Park Details

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was established on August 1, 1916, and has a total area of 335,259 acres (524 square miles, or 1,357 square kilometers).

Address 1 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI, 96718
Phone808 985-6011
HoursOpen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as all holidays
Entrance Fee$30 per vehicle, valid for 7 days
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is the 63rd most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park are April, May, June & September.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits128,836120,931113,452103,247102,792113,015133,249125,35792,72096,054107,457131,266
Precipitation16132241055241515
Avg Temp717172737576777877767471
Max Temp757576767879808180797775
Avg Temp565555565858596060605956
Min Temp494950525355555656565350
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is visited.

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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

NameDistance
Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park46 mi
Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park57 mi
Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site60 mi
Haleakalā National Park111 mi
Kalaupapa National Historical Park168 mi
Pearl Harbor National Memorial224 mi
Honouliuli National Historic Site231 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Namakani Paio - Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkVolcano, HI more 7 miles
MacKenzie State Rec Area - HawaiiHI more 22 miles
Isaac Hale Beach Park - HawaiiHI more 24 miles
Punaluu Beach Park - HawaiiMountain View, HI more 26 miles
Onekahakaha - HawaiiHilo, HI more 27 miles
Whittington Beach Park - HawaiiNaalehu, HI more 31 miles
Kolekole Beach Park - HawaiiHonomu, HI more 35 miles
Laupahoehoe Beach Park - HawaiiHI more 42 miles
Manuka State Wayside - HawaiiCaptain Cook, HI more 45 miles
Hookena Beach Park - HawaiiCaptain Cook, HI more 45 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Daniel K. Inouye International AirportHNLHonolulu, HI221 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Hilo International AirportITOHilo, HI25 mi
Waimea Kohala AirportMUEWaimea, HI52 mi
Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at KeaholeKOAKailua-Kona, HI60 mi
Hana AirportHNMHana, HI111 mi
Kahului AirportOGGKahului, HI132 mi
Kapalua AirportJHMLahaina, HI145 mi
Lanai AirportLNYLanai City, HI149 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.