Chain-of-Crater Road Connected - First Stage
Stay at Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast and experience the Pahoa lava flow first hand: Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast is 7 miles away from the lava flow and Pahoa. Hawaiian lava flows are slow and the current flow is momentarily stalled. Its flow front is only 100 yards wide. The areas in and around Pahoa and Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast are safe for residents and visitors alike. There is no danger of lava inundation here at the Bed & Breakfast and currently there are no air quality issues.
To prepare for the possibility of Highway 130 and other alternate routes being crossed by lava, the Hawaii County has been working on connecting the eight-mile stretch between the end of Highway 130 in Kalapana and the end of the Chain-of-Crater Road from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
The joining of the two sides of Chain of Craters Road was a milestone event and was covered from the air and the ground. Photos released by the National Park show Mayor Billy Kenoi, County Public Works Director Warren Lee, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park superintendent Cindy Orlando arm-in-arm in celebration. But concerns loom over access. As recently as a few days ago, Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Darryl Oliveira said the county was still trying to work out the details on who could use Chain of Craters and how it would be managed.
The following link will give you great pictures of the construction of the road and discussion of how access will be provided and who will be able to access the road: Our visitors will be able to come through the park to us and stay here at the B&B.