In the Park (Grades K-12)
and the end of
Chain of Craters Road
locations to discuss/describe the current eruption. From the summit of
Puu Huluhulu, a prehistoric cone on the upper east rift zone, Puu Oo can
be seen 7.5 miles (12 km) down the rift to the east. Note that the
weather must be clear.
Dramatic evidence of the current eruption can be seen at the end of
Chain of Craters Road. As of February 1996, the Kamoamoa and Lae Apuki
lava flow fields and the Kamoamoa lava delta can be seen. In the
distance, a few roof tops can be seen in the Royal Gardens subdivision.
When possible, the rangers of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
provide access to lava flows in the coastal area. To check on viewing
conditions, call the park's eruption message at (808) 967-7977 or the
Division of Interpretation at (808) 967-7184. Updates are also posted in