Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Offers Free Admission for 17 Days in 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016, and so does Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. All national parks will waive entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016, and Hawai‘i Volcanoes will offer one additional fee-free day to celebrate its 100th birthday on Aug. 1, 2016.

Kilauea Iki with Rainbow.  Photo Carol Johnson

Kilauea Iki with Rainbow. Photo Carol Johnson

The 17 fee-free days in 2016 will be:

  • January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 16-24 – National Park Week (nine fee-free days)
  • August 1 – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 100th birthday
  • August 25-28 – National Park Service Birthday Weekend (four fee-free days)
  • September 24 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 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.

Usually, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 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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