Earlier this week, it was announced that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is scheduled to reopen this Saturday, Sept. 22. And, according to Hawaii News Now, the reopening happens to coincide with National Public Lands Day, which means admission will be free.

Since early May, the parks have been closed due to seismic and volcanic activity at Kilauea. The activity has damaged homes, created a small island offshore, and caused much of the area to close.

According to KITV 4: Island News, the following areas are expected to reopen:

Kilauea Visitor Center
Hawaii Pacific Parks Association store at Kilauea Visitor Center
Crater Rim Trail between Volcano House and Kilauea Military Camp
Sulphur Banks Trail
Crater Rim Drive to Steam Vents
Kilauea Iki Overlook and parking lot
Devastation Trail and Pu’u Pua’i
Crater Rim Drive to Keanakako’i Crater
Mauna Loa Road to Kipukapuaulu
Sections of Escape Road from Highway 11
Chain of Craters Road

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Sulfur-rich steam at the Halemaumau vent. Photo: Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

There are many areas that will still remain closed, and visitors are advised to exercise caution during their visit.

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