Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Over the course of the last few weeks, nearly every news broadcast has featured at least a mention of the current eruption cycle that is taking place on the Big Island. The lava flows, eruptions, smoke plumes, and utter devastation are captivating the world, and showing just how much of an impact a volcano can have. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the place where visitors can see the destruction of the past, though that access is currently limited.
The national park features so many incredible things, and as the Kilauea continues to erupt, the park is likely to grow in size to include the sites of the current eruption. Within the grounds of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, educational sites of the volcanoes are front and center, and discovering the naturally occurring sites helps to bring into focus the volcanic creation of Hawaii. Perhaps the most interesting fact regarding the current Kilauea activity is that this is the same hot spot in the Earth that created the Hawaiian Islands over millions of years.
Though witnessing the sites of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an incredible experience, and something that locals and residents hold in high regards, we cannot forget the unfortunate events that have taken place recently. Those that have lost their homes and had their lives changed show that the destruction of the volcano is very real and has great impact.
The national park is currently experience some closures and a large portion of the park is not open for viewing. This is due to safety concerns and the importance of keeping the volcano’s activity out of reach from visitors to the area. While this is something that we believe everyone should try and see, safety is far more important and the risk of the potential for further eruption is largely unpredictable. Today, more than 15 fissures have opened in the ground, opening up lava flows and impacting a large area of the community.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is quite a site to see, and if the opportunity arises to visit, is should be taken. Checking the National Park Service website for updated information is the best place to get the most up to date information regarding closures and access to the park, and Hawaii Discount always has up to date information regarding guided tours, hikes, and visiting the park. Be sure to check often leading up to your trip for volcanoes tours and information.
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