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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Local Travel Restrictions and/or Quarantine Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas. The state of Hawai'i currently has travel restrictions in place. More information about the travel restrictions can be found here.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Hawaii and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Hawaii and the local community for more detailed information.

Local Travel Restrictions and/or Quarantine Required

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park currently has travel restrictions, usually set by state and local communities, that usually do not allow or require people traveling to the area to quarantine for 14-days before doing anything in the state or area. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings of certain sizes. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Hawaii and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Hawaii and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park - News section for more.

  • Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for September 2021

    August 31, 2021 | 3:23 pm

    Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for September 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Notice of Flight Operations

    August 3, 2021 | 3:36 pm

    Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for August 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Dry conditions prompt road closures and campfire restrictions in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

    July 28, 2021 | 8:45 am

    Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is taking action to prevent wildfire and has closed parts of Mauna Loa Road and Hilina Pali Road to motorized vehicles, effective Wednesday, July 28 until further notice.  

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Hawai‘i Volcanoes and Haleakalā National Parks Offer Community Free Entrance to Celebrate 105th Birthdays

    July 26, 2021 | 1:05 pm

    Hawaiʻi Volcanoes and Haleakalā National Parks have much in common: rare silverswords, nēnē, sacred volcanic summits and even their own specialty license plates. Founded as one park in 1916 and called “Hawaii National Park,” both parks invite the community to celebrate their 105th birthdays on Sunday, August 1 with free entrance.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lava tube and other areas to temporarily close as improvements continue

    June 30, 2021 | 12:59 pm

    Lava tube and other areas to temporarily close as improvements continue in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • July 2021 Notice of Flight Operations

    June 29, 2021 | 9:14 am

    Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for July 2021:

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park reopens Uēkahuna bluff and more trails at the summit of Kīlauea volcano

    June 9, 2021 | 8:07 am

    Uēkahuna, the awe-inspiring cliff top at the summit of Kīlauea volcano in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, has reopened to the public. A half-mile of Crater Rim Drive and Crater Rim Trail west of Kīlauea Overlook to the Uēkahuna bluff parking lot have also reopened.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • June 2021 Notice of Flight Operations

    May 27, 2021 | 7:39 pm

    Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for June 2021:

    Read more at nps.gov


  • More trail, road and parking lot closures ahead as improvements continue in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

    May 21, 2021 | 8:29 am

    More park roads, parking lots and trails will temporarily close for improvement in the weeks ahead as pavement preservation work continues in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Glover and Kona trails will reopen in Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

    May 11, 2021 | 8:57 am

    Two trails that were closed to protect native ʻōhiʻa trees from a deadly fungus will reopen in the Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on Thursday, May 13.

    Read more at nps.gov