Hawaiʻi Volcanoes Dog Policy
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly
This park on the Big Island protects the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, two of the world's most active geological features. Diverse ecosystems range from tropical forests at sea level to barren lava beds at more than 13,000 feet (4,000 m).
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is a somewhat dog friendly park. Dogs are not allowed on any trails, but they are allowed on a number of roads and at one of the campgrounds.
Dogs are allowed at Nāmakanipaio Campground on a 6' leash.
Dogs are not allowed at Kulanaokuaiki Campground.
Dogs are allowed on most paved roads with a 6' leash.
Dogs are allowed on the following roads:
- Crater Rim Drive (where vehicles are also allowed)
- Chain of Craters Road to Puʻu Loa Petroglyphs
- Mauna Loa Road (aka the Strip Road)
- Highway 11
- Kīlauea Military Camp roads and parking areas
- Kahuku Road - Highway 11 → Gate
- Old Mamalahoa Highway
Dogs are not allowed on the following roads:
- Kulanaokuaiki Campground & parking area
- Hilina Pali Road
- Puʻu o Lokuana
Location & Map
Note: Policies can change -- please make sure to check official dog/pet policies prior to making plans or booking travel.
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