Hawai‘i Volcanoes Offers 17 Fee-Free Days in 2016

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Kīlauea Iki Trail. NPS photo/Janice Wei.

Kīlauea Iki Trail. NPS photo/Janice Wei.

In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, all national parks will waive entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016, and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will offer one additional fee-free day to celebrate its 100th birthday on Aug. 1, 2016.

Fee-Free Days in 2016
Jan. 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 16–24: National Park Week (nine fee-free days)
Aug. 1: Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 100th birthday
Aug. 25-28 – National Park Service Birthday Weekend (four fee-free days)
Sept. 24 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11 – Veterans Day

In 2016, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will celebrate 100 years of connecting people to, and caring for, the extraordinary landscape, native plants and animals and Hawaiian culture linked with Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes.


Visit the park’s centennial web page to see what special events are in store for the entire year, and visit Find Your Park to see what national parks across the country are doing to celebrate the NPS centennial.

Visitors at the Jaggar Museum Observation Deck. NPS photo/David Boyle.

Visitors at the Jaggar Museum Observation Deck. NPS photo/David Boyle.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park usually has an entrance fee of $15 per vehicle and the pass is good for seven days. 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.


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