Kīlauea Visitor Center will be closed for termite treatment


Jan 11, 2022 at 1:28 PM HST

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

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.

The closure affects the entire facility, including the toilets, lānai, administrative rooms and the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association’s business.

Mobile toilets are available to visitors in the parking lot of the visitor center. All other toilet facilities in the park will remain open, including Uēkahuna, Kīlauea Iki, Devastation Trail, Nāhuku, and others.

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.

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

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