Kilauea Crater is possibly the most famous and well known feature of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. What was once home to an epic, world-renown lava lake has become the site of a water-filled lake that is growing and one of the hottest on the planet. Located next to the Kilauea Visitor Center this is a site for everyone visiting the park to check out.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Kilauea Crater is for sunrise when magnificent colors fill the sky and illuminate the steamy volcanic grounds.
Things to Note
Since the 2018 eruption, this site is no longer home to the glowing lava lake featured in the photos here.
Kilauea Crater | Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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