Kalapana Lava Viewing Area Remains Free

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation reminds residents and visitors that there are no fees to visit the Kalapana Lava Viewing Area located near the end of Highway 130 in lower Puna.


The best way to see it is by boat!

A private security company opens the free public viewing area from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

To access the area, go to the end of Highway 130 and drive about two-thirds of a mile over a combination of old lava flows and new sections of asphalt to reach the parking lot and security shed. Once there, visitors may walk a short distance to a lava mound with white markings that serves as the viewing platform.

The land alongside the road and beyond the viewing platform is private property, and public access is prohibited.

For more information, please contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 345-9105, or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us.


One Response

  1. Free, but over two miles from actual lava!

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