Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park reported that “park staff will resume regular operations in the coming days. Chain of Craters Road will remain closed until staff can return to work and check for road hazards and impacts to critical resources such as nēnē, the endangered Hawaiian goose.”

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.

“The strong winds and dry weather over the past week has led to a rapid escalation of fire danger on Mauna Loa, and fire danger indexes have reached critical thresholds at the Mauna Loa weather station,” said Fire Management Officer Greg Funderburk.

The National Park Service will fully reopen Mauna Loa Road to vehicles on Mon., Oct. 8, along with Mauna Loa Trail, the 13,677-foot summit and both high-altitude cabins.

Via: Hawaii 24/7 Hawaii National Park, HI – Smiling rangers, beautiful weather, and drinking water welcomed visitors back into Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park today, which closed May 11 after unprecedented volcanic activity threatened public safety and damaged park roads, waterlines, buildings and trails. Park rangers turned off the Park Closed sign on Highway 11 and […]

Those coming on re-opening weekend should expect lots of traffic, very limited parking, long lines, and large crowds throughout the park.

Parts of the park, closed since May 11 due to seismic activity, will reopen with limited hours September 22 should the current pause in earthquakes and collapse-explosion events continue. “We have the difficult task ahead of us of identifying what we can safely open. Our first step will be bringing staff back into the park, […]


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