Update: HVNP Resumes Normal Hours Following Government Shutdown

January 22, 2018, 8:00 PM HST
* Updated January 23, 9:28 AM
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Park visitors enjoy the views of Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption from the Jaggar Museum Overlook on Tuesday morning, shortly after the park re-opened following the end of the government shutdown. NPS Photo/Janice Wei

Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is open to visitors as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23.

All regularly scheduled programs and ranger-guided hikes will resume as usual, including tonight’s After Dark in the Park presentation about volcanic ash from Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake. The program is part of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s Volcano Awareness Month outreach, and starts at 7 p.m. in the Kīlauea Visitor Center.

“We appreciate the support and patience of our community, visitors, and our partners. Our employees are happy to be back at work, serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. “We are a proud member of our community, and contribute nearly $200 million to the local economy annually,” she said.

Visit here for additional information about the park, including the calendar of events.

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has announced that it will resume normal operations at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, after the government shutdown that limited the park’s services.


As the government shutdown continued on Monday, portions of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park remained closed on Jan. 22, due to public safety.

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