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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Government Shut Down

It's been a tough year for the Big Island and it seems we may have to wait until 2018 for an improvement.  This is directly from the HVNP website regarding Alerts in changes to the park. Hawaii National Park, HI – During the shutdown of the federal government due to a lapse of appropriations, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Some park roads, trails, and viewpoints in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.  There will be no National Park Service (NPS)-provided visitor services in the park including public information, but the following areas will remain open:  •  KÄ«lauea Visitor Center (KVC), picnic tables and restrooms. KVC exhibits will be open; KVC auditorium will be closed and films will not be shown.  •  The Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association store in KVC will be open.  •  Crater Rim Drive from pa