Maunakea Visitor Information Station to close on Sundays

University of Hawaiʻi
Dan Meisenzahl, (808) 348-4936
Spokesman, Director, UH Communications
Posted: Aug 21, 2018

The Maunakea Visitor Information Station (VIS) will be closed on Sundays beginning August 26, 2018, until further notice.  Restrooms and the parking lot will remain open. The VIS has seen a significant increase in visitors since the May closure of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park due to the volcanic eruption.  The unexpected increase has placed a strain on resources.  

Closing on Sundays will provide a day of recovery. The Maunakea Access Road and summit area will also remain open and the Maunakea Rangers will continue to be on duty.

The VIS will continue to be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.  The situation will be reassessed in a month.  

For the latest information on the VIS, including weather conditions and safety information, go to and/or and on social media at and MKVIS‏ @MaunakeaVIS.