HVNP Reopens Following End of Government Shutdown

Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has been reopened to visitors as of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

All regularly scheduled programs and ranger-guided hikes will resume as usual, including Tuesday’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.”

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.