With over 400 parks across the country, our National Parks give us so many great things to see and do every year. This year, you can experience amazing adventures at any park without paying a penny during our national parks free days. And, since Volcanoes National Park has been booming with activity, we can’t imagine a better reason to visit Hawaii. With ten free days this year, your vacation to the Big Island just get better.

Enjoy no entrance fees on the following dates this year:

  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 20: Presidents’ Day
  • April 15 & 16 and April 22 & 23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 & 12: Veterans Day Weekend


As Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone, lava continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna. Witnessing a volcanic eruption first hand is amazing on its own, but also getting to see lava make its way to the ocean is incredible. The steamy cloud that takes place as the lava meets the water is unreal. Would you have ever thought you could have to opportunity to safely experience the power a volcanic eruption right before your eyes?

But of course there is so much more to do at Volcanoes National Park than just watching Mount Kilauea erupt. Hiking and biking are high on the list for those who love to stay active. With over 150 miles of trails in the park, even an exploratory walk can be an unforgettable experience. For those who love to pedal, you will experience dramatic views of incredible volcanic landscapes.

Enjoying the park from your car is also a top notch experience. The Crater Rim Drive and the Chain of Craters Road are both full of scenic stops worth making. Either drive you take is spectacular. Volcanoes National Park also offers excellent Ranger Programs and guided hikes to help enrich your knowledge of the park as well as Hawaiian history and culture. You can even explore the park after dark with the “After Dark in the Park” program for a completely different perspective.

Of course good stewards are always welcome to volunteer their services by removing invasive Himalayan ginger from park trails. Just because you take a vacation doesn’t mean good stewardship has to. Experience a little bit of what it takes to keep this park available and enjoyable for all.

When you have finished your exploration for the day, settle in with Kilauea Hospitality Group at one of our three properties located just minutes from the park. Savor spending time in a blissful rainforest setting. Our eco-friendly properties offer you a Hawaii volcano rainforest retreat. Find your perfect room here.