Year Established: 1916
Annual Visitors: 1.26 Million
Size: 335,259 Acres

Firearms Information in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Since February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who are allowed to own guns by federal, state, and local laws bring them into this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to know and follow all state, local, and federal gun laws. You can find the most up to date information on their website: Hawaii Revised Statutes Title 10 Chapter 134 – Firearms, Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons.

You can also learn more about Hawaii Gun Laws here.

There are also places in this park where guns are not allowed by federal law. These places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Hunting in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

In Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, there are no shooting ranges or places for the public to hunt.

You can learn more about hunting in Hawaii here.

Additional Information About Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

National Park of Hawaii Volcanoes was established in 1916. There are 335,259 acres of land there, which is equivalent to around 523 square miles. Oahu, as a point of reference, is 597 square miles in size.

The park features six of Earth’s climate zones, as well as two of the world’s most active volcanoes (Klauea and Maunaloa, respectively) that climb from sea level to more than 13,000 feet.

The scenery and habitats of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park are diverse. It’s great for daytrippers, but those who stick around to learn more about the island’s cultural sites, ash deserts, and alpine tundra, as well as its rough lava fields and rainforest plants and animals, lava tubes and craters, coastlines where lava rock meets the ocean, and cultural traditions will find themselves rewarded.

Best Time to Visit Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

All year!

Visitor Fees

$15.00 per person for up to 7 days

$30.00 per vehicle for up to 7 days

$25.00 per motorcycle for up to 7 days

$55.00 for Hawai‘i Tri-Park Annual Pass

The annual pass is good for entrance fees to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Haleakal National Park, and Pu’uhonua o Hnaunau National Historical Park for the pass holder and the occupants of a single, private, non-commercial vehicle.

Interesting in visiting multiple National Parks this year?

Consider the America The Beautiful Annual Park Pass.

This annual park pass to gets you and some friends into all U.S. National Parks for $80.
They also offer Senior, Military, and other discounts.

Visitor Centers

Kīlauea Visitor Center


1 Crater Rim Drive,
Volcano, HI 96785

Phone Number

(808) 985-6000

Hours of Operation

Daily 9:00 AM–8:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.

Kahuku Visitor Contact Station


Hawaii, United States

Phone Number

(808) 985-6000

Hours of Operation

Monday – Wednesday Closed

Thursday – Sunday 8:00 AM–4:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.