Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
US locator map
Location Hawaii
Nearest city Hilo, Hawaii, HI
Area[1] 323,431 acres (1,308.9 km²)
{323,431 acres (1,308.9 km²) federal}
Established August 1, 1916
Visitors[2] 1,322,817 (in 2007)
Governing body U.S. National Park Service
Website NPS - Hawaii Volcanoes

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for its volcanic activity. The Park encompasses a wide diversity of ecosystems and habitat for numerous native Hawaiian species such as carnivorous caterpillars, happy face spiders and colorful Hawaiian honeycreepers. Over 90% of lifeforms in Hawaii are unique to the Hawaiian islands.

See also


  1. NPS Listing of Acreage 9/30/2008
  2. NPS Reports -> Ranking Report -> 2007