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Special Alerts and Notices for The Hawaiian Islands

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Federal Shutdown

December 21, 2018

The partial federal government shutdown, which took effect on Friday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. HST, may result in closures at national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges, as well as suspension of select federally funded services, in the Hawaiian Islands.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority, with support from the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and its Island Chapters, is monitoring the situation and will provide updates as this situation progresses.
For the latest updates on visitation to Hawaii’s national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges, please access the following links to their websites.
National Parks, Monuments and Wildlife Refuges

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument: https://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm
Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/pearl_harbor/
Oahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/oahu_forest/
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/james_campbell/

Haleakala National Park: https://www.nps.gov/hale/index.htm
Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/kakahaia/
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/kealia_pond/

Kalaupapa National Historical Park: https://www.nps.gov/kala/index.htm

Island of Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: https://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park: https://www.nps.gov/kaho/index.htm
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site: https://www.nps.gov/puhe/index.htm
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park: https://www.nps.gov/puho/index.htm
Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail: https://www.nps.gov/alka/index.htm
Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/hakalauforest/

Kilauea Point National Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/kilauea_point/
Huleia National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/huleia/
Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/hanalei/

Media Updates
Hawaii’s news media does an excellent job providing reliable, accurate and timely information. Visit the following Hawaii media outlets for updates about the status of the partial federal government shutdown and its impact on national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges, as well as federally funded services.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: www.staradvertiser.com
Hawaii News Now: www.hawaiinewsnow.com
KHON: www.khon2.com
KITV: www.kitv.com

Hawaii Call Center
Travelers planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands who have questions about the impact of the partial federal government shutdown on their itinerary can contact the Hawaii Tourism United States Call Center at 1-800-GOHAWAII (1-800-464-2924).


Kauai Flooding Closure

Current as of January 2018

One lane of Kuhio Highway between Waikoko and Haena will be open for vehicle access to local area residents only from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily; visitors will not have access. Hanalei Beach Park around Black Pot Beach is currently closed due to safety concerns. Haena State Park, including the Kalalau Trail remain closed. Visitors are encouraged to experience the north shore communities of Princeville and Hanalei (town), and other areas of the Garden Island. For the latest updates regarding the situation, please check:


USS Arizona Memorial Closure 

Current as of December 2018

The USS Arizona Memorial is closed for structural repairs. Despite the restriction of visitor access to the Memorial, USS Arizona Memorial programs will continue as scheduled and TICKETS ARE STILL REQUIRED. Instead of taking a boat to the memorial and disembarking there, visitors will be taken on a 15-minute narrated harbor tour of Battleship Row and the area around the USS Arizona Memorial. In addition, the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, museums, and bookstore are open as usual from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week. The Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor – are also open as usual.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Shangri La (at Honolulu Museum of Art) 

Current as of December 2018

The museum is OPEN, but major areas of Shangri La at the museum are currently under renovation. Views of the property will be obstructed by construction and visitors will notice heavy machinery and noise.
Please visit the museum's BLOG to learn more about Shangri La’s renovation project.

Island of Hawaii:

Kilauea Volcano

Current as of December 2018

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is now reopened. Information on current status of the Kilauea Volcano. Click here for more information.