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Kalapana, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Where to stay in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park provides two drive-in campgrounds: Nāmakanipaio and Kulanaokuaiki. The former is on the main road near the park's entrance and offers full services. The latter sits more deeply in the park, has limited sites, and does not have drinking water. You can also stake your tent at one of the primitive campsites on the park's coastal hiking trails. The park does offer lodging in the Volcano House, which delivers sweeping vistas of the caldera at the top of Mount Kilauea. The aptly named town of Volcano at the park's main entrance has a bevy of accommodations, including cottages, inns, bed and breakfasts, and lodges. This is your best option for combining convenient access to the park with a comfortable place to lay your head.
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  • From the Volcano House inside VNP, we drove about an hour to the Kalapana area. Once in Kalapana, follow the signs that say "end of road." The road turns into gravel and black lava sand, and just when...  more »
  • If you want to see the lava flow into the ocean up close but not spend a lot of money on a boat trip, then this area offers the next best opportunity. Once you park, you have to go, on foot, on an unp...  more »
  • As with any Volcano, things change daily even hourly. The flow of lava into the ocean has slowed significantly since January but it is still an incredible thing to see. We planned our trip perfectly f...  more »