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HVNP to Lift Entry Fees April 17 in Celebration of National Park Week

April 12, 2021, 5:38 PM HST
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Visitors to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes and Haleakalā national parks, and Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park on April 17 will enter free of charge in celebration of National Park Week.

All fee-charging national parks across the country will be free.

In recognization of National Park Week, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and the Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association will present the Storybook Trail for families and visitors of all ages to safely explore on their own during National Park Week, April 17-25.

This year, visitors will learn about nēnē on the Storybook Trail. Pages from the children’s book, Nani Nā Nēnē, will be posted to story stations along Crater Rim Trail, starting behind Volcano House to Kūpinaʻi Pali (Waldron Ledge), which overlooks Kaluaopele (Kīlauea caldera). Hike and learn about the rare Hawaiian goose and other natural and cultural treasures the park protects and try suggested activities together on this paved and scenic 0.6-mile walk (each way).

Directions to the Storybook Trail will be available at Kīlauea Visitor Center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. all week. Pick up a copy of Nani Nā Nēnē at the Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association store in the visitor center. A free nēnē temporary tattoo is included with purchase until they fly away.

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Connect with HVNP on Instagram and Facebook at @HawaiiVolcanoesNPS during National Park Week for a virtual visit, and participate in online activities like the park’s Junior Ranger programs, https://go.nps.gov/hvnpjrranger.

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