The lava flow is currently about half way between the park side access and the county side access. It’s slightly closer to the county side. The easiest access to the lava flows is to take the newly scraped lava road 3 miles (each way) to where the lava is flowing. Unfortunately, the road was paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency when lava was threatening another area. Since FEMA carved the road for a different purpose, federal bureaucrats didn’t want you to walk on it, and the park officials were in the unenviable position of being the killjoy enforcers for FEMA’s ridiculous policy. Common sense has now prevailed and you’re allowed to walk on it. Bring plenty of water because it’s hot where you’re going.

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