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HVNP preparing for Hurricane Hilda

MEDIA RELEASE

In anticipation of the heavy rain and wind forecast with the arrival of Hurricane Hilda, all backcountry areas in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be closed as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 until it is safe to reopen them.

No backcountry permits will be issued until park staff reassess the storm’s impact.

In addition, Mauna Loa Road from Kipukapuaulu to the Mauna Loa Lookout, and Namakanipaio Campgrounds and A-frame cabins, will close as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The visitor centers, restrooms, lava tube, front-country trails, steam vents, and other popular features, will remain open.

Park staff will continue to monitor the storm and assess conditions in the park.

The public will be kept informed via news releases, social media, and the park website at nps.gov/havo.

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