Area Closures, Advisories, Drones/Unmanned Aircraft & Other Policies

September 22, 2018 - Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reopens to delight of everyone.

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Reopening map of the summit area as of October 19, 2018
Reopening map of the summit area as of October 19, 2018
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Reopening map of park entrance to Kīlauea Military Camp as of October 19, 2018
Reopening map of park entrance to Kīlauea Military Camp as of October 19, 2018
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Backcountry reopening map as of October 19, 2018
Backcountry reopening map as of October 19, 2018
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Special Reopening Advisory
Special Reopening Advisory (pdf version - 361KB)
 
 

Update - The Kahuku Unit's Forested Pit Crater and sections of the Glover Trail are now open to foot traffic only: Kahuku Road in the upper paddocks remain closed to vehicle traffic at the cross fence gate to help prevent the spread of Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death (ROD) to upper Kahuku. Hiking to the Forested Pit Crater and open sections of Glover Trail is only allowed via the Pit Crater Trail or Pali O Ka' Eo Trail. Hikers must stay on all designated trails as well as spray and brush their footwear at the Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death (ROD) Decontamination Station on the Pit Crater Trail before proceeding to the Forested Pit Carter. Make sure to close all gates at the ROD Decontamination Station to prevent the spread of invasive ungulates into the upper section of the park. Plan on at least a 2.5 to 3 hour round trip to the Forested Pit Crater and back to the trail heads. Ask onsite rangers for further details and trail descriptions.
 

 

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Policies

 

Drones / Unmanned Aircraft Policy
Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent.

 

Superintendent's Compendium 2017 (pdf - 2.46MB)
The Superintendent's Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority are regulations specific to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. These regulatory provisions apply in addition to the requirements contained in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations ("36 CFR").

Last updated: October 26, 2018

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