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Volcanoes Park to Offer Free Admission Days in 2017

Posted December 26, 2016, 09:00 AM HST
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  Visitors observe the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater from the Jaggar Museum observation deck at dawn. Photo credit: NPS/Janice Wei


Visitors observe the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater from the Jaggar Museum observation deck at dawn. Photo credit: NPS/Janice Wei

There are 10 more reasons to enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2017.

The park will offer free admission to all on 10 days in 2017.

The 2017 entrance fee-free days are:

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

“We encourage everyone to take advantage of the free entry days and come visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. “The park is a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, and is easily explored on foot or by vehicle.”

Usually, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has an entrance fee of $20 per vehicle and the pass is good for seven days. (The entrance waiver does not include camping fees).

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Park visitors can also purchase the annual Tri-Park Pass for $25 and enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park and Haleakalā National Park for less than seven cents a day.

The annual Tri-Park Pass, which is good for one year from the date of purchase, is available at the entrance stations of all three parks.

An NPS report shows that 1,832, 660 visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2015 spent $151,246,200 in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,834 jobs on island and had a cumulative benefit to the local community of $189,391,100.

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