Steam Vents Parking Lot Closed June 10 for LFA Treatment

June 8, 2019, 8:00 AM HST (Updated June 6, 2019, 8:41 AM)

The Steam Vents parking lot in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed Monday, June 10, 2019, from 8 a.m. to noon as park staff continue efforts to eradicate little fire ants (LFA) from the area.

Only the Steam Vents parking lot and the trail from the parking lot to Wahinekapu (Steaming Bluff) will be closed; Wahinekapu and Crater Rim Trail will remain open.


Park pest control workers will treat Steam Vents every four to six weeks and will announce closures in news releases, the park website,, and via social media. The goal is to completely exterminate the ants from the area.

For more information on LFA, how to control them and how to prevent spreading them, go online.



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