Kilauea Visitor Center will be closed for termite treatment


The Kilauea Visitor Center in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be closed January 19-20 for termite treatment.

The Kilauea Visitor Center in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be closed January 19-20 for termite treatment.

This includes the toilets, lanai, administrative rooms, and the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association.

Mobile toilets are available to visitors in the Kilauea Visitor Center parking lot. All other toilet facilities will remain open, including Uekahuna, Kilauea Iki, Devastation Trail, Nahuku, and more.

Park rangers will assist visitors near the hula platform not far from the Volcano Art Center Gallery. Visitors are reminded to keep everyone safe by keeping social distance and wearing a mask.

The Hawaii Pacific Parks Association will set up a temporary retail space under a tent near park rangers, and their online store will continue to be available.

Upon inspection, the park’s facility management team found significant termite damage and estimated that 25% of the attic in the visitor center had active termite nests. If left untreated, the infestation leads to structural damage to the historic building and to the park’s collections of cultural assets.

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