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Rates & Reservations

As sponsored civilian/non-military guests related to the Conference, please secure your lodging choice at the Kilauea Military Camp. You may register at the Civilian Rate (as a guest with ‘no rank’).

Reminder from KMC…..cancellation for full refund or any date change deadline is 30 days prior to check-in and avoid the penalty and forfeiture of the deposit on account.

Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) is an active military resort that welcomes sponsored civilians.


Entrance Fee, Climate & Dress Advisory

Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) is located within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Hawai‘i Island. An entrance fee of $15 per vehicle or $8 per person on our shuttle will be assessed at the toll booth. 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.

Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is the venue for the Conference.  The Park is roughly twenty-five miles from Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai‘i (Hawai‘i Island) and the University of Hawai‘i Hilo.  Kilauea Volcano (try this link during evening hours (HST) to see the crater aglow!) at the Park is at roughly 4000 ft. (1.2 km) in elevation.  Weather in this quiet rainforest environment can be wet and chilly - please bring at least one warm sweater! Umbrellas and flashlights will be provided by KMC Lodging.


Effective immediately, Jaggar Museum in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Kīlauea Visitor Center is also open daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association bookstores within both visitor facilities have the same hours. 

The new hours address periods of peak visitation, and enable the park to keep both centers open seven days a week. The park itself will remain open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Visitors who arrive before operational hours at Jaggar Museum and Kīlauea Visitor Center are encouraged to enjoy the view of Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption from the outdoor observation deck adjacent to Jaggar Museum, or at other vantage points along Crater Rim Trail. Popular places like ‘Ākanikōlea (Steam Vents), Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube), and Kīlauea Iki Trail are often best enjoyed before 9 a.m. when the park is not as busy. 

Free, ranger-guided programs originate at both Jaggar Museum and the Kīlauea Visitor Center. At Jaggar Museum, visitors can enjoy daily “Life on the Edge” ranger talks at 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to learn about the current eruption from Halema‘uma‘u Crater and Kīlauea Volcano’s eruptive nature. At Kīlauea Visitor Center, “Explore the Summit” walks are offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and the daily “How it All Started” geology talk is presented daily at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All other activities for the day are posted after the visitor centers open.