Isaac Hale Beach Park to reopen Thursday


Isaac Hale Beach Park is set to reopen Thursday, Dec. 6.

It was closed earlier this year due to the volcanic eruption.

The park will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with 24-hour security.

Officials warn there will be no water source as lava damaged the county water lines leading to the park. Visitors must bring their own water. There are portable toilets until the water is restored.

Camping will not be allowed.

Officials say, the lava flow also created four natural ocean thermal ponds. Visitors are being told not to enter if they have open wounds.

There is a dangerous shore break on the new black sand beach and dangerous ocean currents which could cause injury.

The emergency access roadway to the Pohoiki area, which is located on Highway 137 near MacKenzie State Recreation Area, will open on Dec. 6 at noon and will remain open from that date until further notice.

The Department of Public Works advises drivers to use caution and be alert while driving on the emergency roadway.

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