Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Re-opening Sept 22, 2018 UPDATE



It’s been quite the summer here in Hawaii and as fall approaches we are excited that the park will be re-opening!

September 22nd is National Public Lands Day, which is a fee-free day so entrance fees will not be charged!   Entrance fees will go into effect on Sun., Sept. 23.

Currently the following parts of the park have been cleared to open:

• Kīlauea Visitor Center (closes at 5 p.m.)
• Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association store at Kīlauea Visitor Center (closes at 5 p.m.)
• Crater Rim Trail between Volcano House and Kilauea Military Camp
• Sulphur Banks Trail
• Crater Rim Drive to Steam Vents
• Kīlauea Iki Overlook and parking lot
• Devastation Trail and Pu‘u Pua‘i
• Crater Rim Drive to Keanakāko‘i Crater, for pedestrians and bicyclists only
• Mauna Loa Road to Kīpukapuaulu. The road will be open to pedestrians and bicyclists past Kīpukapuaulu
• Sections of Escape Road from Highway 11
• Chain of Craters Road

Areas not listed above should be presumed closed.

It has been announced that as of right now the roads still need to be evaluated more thoroughly so only passenger cars will be allowed in. No vehicles over 15,000 lbs will be allowed. For the first time in years you won't have to fight with the giant tour buses at some of the more popular spots!

They hope to have part of Volcano House Open (most likely gift shops) and the Volcano Art Center as well but we are still waiting to confirm that.

Please note There is no drinking water in the park so you must bring bottled water with you. (I’m sure you will be able to buy some there, but I’m sure it will cost more than any you buy outside the park!)

We hope to see you all soon!

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