Greetings from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park!

I think seeing the live lava lake last week at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was the most epic natural experience of my long 64 years on this planet. We went for two sunsets in a row. And, I shared my binoculars with excited kids up there. The Rangers were very helpful and the visitor's center exhibit educational. I am so grateful this awesome natural site has been saved for all of us. We also visited Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, The "Place of Refuge" and the big Heiau at Pu'ukoholā Heiau, both incredible sights and wonderful National Park destinations on the Big Island of Hawaii.


Judy Decker

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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Today Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park displays the results of at least 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution in the Hawaiian Island-Emperor Seamount chain. Created to preserve the natural setting of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, the park is also a refuge for the island's native plants and animals and a link to its human past.

  • State: Hawaii
  • Established: 1916
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