At KMC and the park, there is a surprising array of amenities, services, and activities. You can have a fulfilling vacation without leaving the park. For those of you who do, our tours cover the many wonders of the Big Island.

Advance reservations recommended due to limited seating; please call (808) 967-8333.

Free Annual Pass for Active Duty US Military Personnel and Dependents to National Parks, National Forests and Wildlife Refuges.

Show military ID at Park Entrance.


Make your plans to enjoy the wonders of Hawaii Island! Advance reservations recommended. Tours are conducted by experienced, Hawaii Certified KMC guides in air-conditioned vehicles. In addition to the narrated portions of the tour, guests will also have the opportunity to explore certain sites on their own.

Due to the nature of certain attractions, access may not always be suitable for people with limited mobility.

For your touring comfort, we recommend that you dress in layers, bring water, and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes or sneakers.

Itinerary and prices are subject to change without notice. Tour schedule is dependent on minimum bookings.

Guests cancelling a tour reservation within 24 hours of tour departure may be subject to a cancellation fee.

NOTE: Starting from  Jan 10, 2017 the “Tours” schedule will be changing as follows: Scenic Island Tour will be on Friday and Star Gazing will be on Tuesday.

Lava Viewing Tour


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Price: $50.00 per person

“Most Saturdays” 1:30 pm – 9:30pm

“Leave the driving to us. We’ll drop you off at the lava viewing area, then it’s off you go. The hike is approximately 90 minutes, one way, to the lava. We advise you to bring water, bring a flashlight, wear appropriate shoes, and bring snacks, as there will be no place to eat when you return back to KMC .

The return trip is topped off by seeing the glow at Halemaumau Crater. Tour is subject to lava conditions.”

Price: $50.00 per person

Star Gazing Tour

Tuesday, 2:00 pm – 9:30 pm

“Let Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) take you to the Stars and come experience the magic of Mauna Kea! Tour also includes a stop at Imiloa Astronomy Center and a bento dinner. Warm clothing is required. Tour departure is based on “weather permitting”.

Price: $60.00 per person

Kilauea Volcano Tour

Monday & Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:15 pm (*2-Part Tour from 8:30 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:15 pm. Lunch on own)

Discover the magnificence of the active Kilauea Volcano; from its majestic crater surroundings to the hardened lava river beds flowing down to the ocean’s edge. Stops include the Kilauea Visitor Center, Jaggar Museum, Kilauea ‘Iki, Thurston Lava Tube, Volcano Art Center Gallery, Mauna Ulu and more.

Adult $50.00/Child $25.00

Hilo & Beyond Tour


8:30 am – 4:15pm

See the beauty of this quaint fishing town and view Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, Big Island Candies, Liliuokalani Park, Hilo Farmer’s Market, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm, and Akatsuka Orchid Gardens.

Some stops may require a separate entrance fee.

Adult $50.00/Child $25.00

Scenic Island Tour


8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Let our well versed tour guides take you around our beautiful island. Tour highlights include the Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Punalu’u Bake Shop, Pu’uhonua O Honaunana (Place of Refuge; $3.00 entry fee not included in tour price),Kailua-Kona, Waimea Country and the breathtaking Hamakua Coast.

Adult $50.00/Child $25.00

NOTE: Starting from  Jan 10, 2017 the “Tours” schedule will be changing as follows: Scenic Island Tour will be on Friday and Star Gazing will be on Tuesday.

May we suggest a KMC Tour Box Lunch from the Crater Rim Café? 

24 hour advance notice is required.


Make sure to inquire about these unique, custom-tailored tour itineraries designed for guests with a taste for adventure! Seasonally offered. Please call (808) 967-8333 for details and costs.


Various specials may be offered throughout the year. Please call (808) 967-8333 or check our home page.


Contracted helicopter tours, golf packages, etc. are available at discounted rates to KMC guests.

The Recreation Lodge features video games, pool tables, board games, and more.

The Bowling Lanes offer discounted rates for groups of 16 or more people with advance reservations.

Outdoor recreation includes a tennis court, basketball court, baseball field, volleyball area, and lawn games. Please call the Recreation Lodge at (808)967-8352 for information.



Open to all active duty and retired Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard), Reserve, National Guard, and Other Uniformed Services (Public Health Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.) Also, Armed Forces dependents, current and retired Department of Defense (DOD) civilian employees including Coast Guard Civilian Employees, and sponsored guests. (Other personnel on official business with the Department of Defense may also be eligible.)


In recognition for being part of the nation’s military family and in an effort to Say Thanks and reunite the Veterans of America with the Active Duty and Retired service members, KMC is proud to announce, for a limited period, an open door policy for all who have so generously served.

In light of KMC’s continuing efforts to capture military memories and stories of this Historical District we will be providing an avenue giving each visiting veteran guest an opportunity to share military history and stories of interest. Your experience as a veteran is still valuable and important to us in many ways.

Take advantage of this period to reconnect with others in the military family and share with us. Your participation and presence at KMC will generate patriotic momentum while you enjoy the company of fellow service members right here at the Historic Volcano Resort.
American Veterans we salute you!


  • Peak Periods are reserved for Active duty and Retired Veterans.
  • DD 214 required to establish military service.
    • The DD Form 214, officially called DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, is generally referred to as a DD 214. It is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member’s retirement, separation or discharge from active-duty military.


  • Valid military ID or Departement of Defense ID and current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) required for check-in.
  • Advance Reservations required.
  • Reservations accepted up to a year in advance
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Pets, firearms, and fireworks are prohibited.


All Reservations:
(808) 967-8333 24-Hour Front Desk
Reservations (808) 967-7315 Headquarters and Administration
(808) 967-8343
KMC at Kilauea Volcano  Recreation Center
Attn: Reservations
P.O. Box 48 99-252
Crater Rim Drive
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0048


A one night deposit by Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or American Express is required within 15 days of your booking date. It is refundable if a CANCELLATION notice is received at least 30 days prior to your arrival date. All arrival and departure date changes must be made prior to this 30-day period to avoid a deposit forfeit and/or EARLY CHECK-OUT FEE (equivalent to one night’s lodging). Late check-outs when approved are subject to a LATE CHECK-OUT FEE.

CHECK-IN: 3:00 p.m.   •   CHECK-OUT: 11:00 a.m.


Available to and from the Hilo Airport for authorized patrons and sponsored civilians. FY 2017 Fee: $10 per person, one way. Schedule as noted below.

Shuttle reservations or cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance to avoid a service fee. Allow 1 hour travel time each way.

DEPART FROM KMC LOBBY: 8:30 a.m.   •   12:00 p.m.   •   2:30 p.m.
PICK-UP AT HILO AIRPORT: 11:00 a.m.   •   1:30 p.m.   •   3:45 p.m.

During peak periods, there may be an additional airport shuttle pick-up on a Thursday or Friday evening. Please call (808) 967-8333 for more information.


KMC is located within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, an entrance fee.  The fee is good for seven days. Please retain your receipt to re-enter park. Various National Park passes such as the Golden Eagle, Golden Age, etc. are honored.

ENTRANCE FEES – Effective June 1, 2017

$25.00 per private non-commercial vehicle (capacity 15 or less) – 7 days
$12.00 per pedestrian or bicycle – 7 days
$20.00 per motorcycle – 7 days
$30.00 Hawai‘i Tri-park Annual Pass


$25.00 – 7 days
Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all of its passengers.

$12.00 – 7 days
Admits one individual when entering by foot or bicycle. Individuals 15 years old and younger are admitted free of charge.

$20.00 – 7 days

Non-commercial groups entering the park in a bus or vehicle with a capacity of 16 persons or more will be charged $12.00 for each person on board. Exceptions:

  • Anyone who is 15 or younger is exempt from paying an entrance fee.
  • Passes may be used for entry as defined on the back of the pass.
  • In many cases the driver will have been hired for transportation only and is exempt from paying the entrance fee.
  • The total fee charged will not exceed the equivalent commercial fee for that type of vehicle.


From Hilo Airport, turn left onto Hwy.11 and travel south for about 28 miles until you reach the main entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (past mile marker 28). It will take about 1 hour.

From Kona International Airport, turn right onto Hwy. 19 south, which will become Hwy. 11 as you pass through Kona. It is about 100 miles to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and can take about 3 hours.

Enter the park to get to KMC. Drive 1 mile past the Kilauea Visitor Center, passing the steam vents. There will be a grassy front lawn and row of cottages. In the center of the row is the Headquarters/Front Desk building for check-ins.

For convenience and ease, most guests will fly into Hilo Airport.