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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Hawaii The Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

8th Edition

Preview Book Button “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed” is the #1 best-selling guide to everything there is to see and do on The Big Island. Author Andrew Doughty’s engaging and humorous writing style makes planning your visit almost as fun as it is to go explore pristine reefs and secluded beaches, stand on a mountaintop above the clouds, and marvel at fumes billowing out of an active volcano. The guidebook is full of candid, anonymous reviews about which businesses are best—and which to avoid. No advertisements. The 8th edition includes more restaurants, new hikes and new adventures, including (for the first time ever) where to swim with dolphins in the wild. Don’t waste time searching through hundreds of online reviews—order today.
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Hawaii Revealed App - Now Available!

Smartphone and Tablet app

Hawaii Revealed app is the perfect companion to the book, or you can use it as a stand-alone app. You’ll still get all of the relevant content, plus updates with the most current information. The GPS feature works even when you don’t have a signal, making it easy to find secluded beaches or hike to flowing lava. Works on iOS and Android devices. Download and preview free information about Hawaiian culture, hotels, activities, restaurants and more for all four islands. When you’re ready for even more, use the in-app purchases to gain full access to every detail. Download Now!

  • High-resolution specially designed interactive map with pinch-to-zoom detail
  • Map works without a cell signal or data roaming charges
  • Geo accurate hiking trails, beach access paths and points of interest
  • “Search” lets you quickly find guidebook entries
  • “Map It” button lets you locate guidebook entries on the map
  • “Locate” finds and tracks your current position on the map
  • “Favorites” lets you keep track of what you want to see and do