Planning to visit the park with your pet?
While the park has a limited number of places to bring your dog, there are still beautiful sections of the park you can explore together!
Pets are prohibited in all of the undeveloped areas of the park. This includes all designated wilderness and all frontcountry and backcountry trails.
For more information, see the Superintendent's Compendium
Become a Bark Ranger!
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park wants dogs and their humans to have a positive experience in the park, while keeping people, pets and wildlife safe through its new Bark Ranger program. The new self-guided program is as easy as BARK:
In order to get your pet certified as a Bark Ranger:
Congrats! Your pup is now a doggone Bark Ranger! Bring your Bark Ranger certificate to the Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association store for Bark Ranger dog tags or a Bark Ranger bandana. All proceeds support Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
Last updated: December 28, 2021