Refrain from going on Boiling Lake trail – environmental officer advises

A view of Boiling Lake. Photo credit:

The Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division is reporting the closure of the Boiling Lake Trail following a major landslide in the area.

This morning one of our tour guides came in and brought in some photographs and based on our evaluation of the photos, we decided to close the trail,” according to Assistant Environmental Officer Jacqueline André.

She said all measures are being taken to have the trail operational again.

“We are doing all we can to have the trail operational. Our team will go on the trail and do the assessment to see what we need to do to get it up again. Until that time we are advising visitors and locals to refrain from going on the trail,” she added.

She said two other persons also informed government about the matter.

– DNO Correspondent

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  1. thinkinman
    April 19, 2010

    all of ya’ll sound stupid. the point is…along the trail to the boiling lake… there have been landslides, thus, it isnt safe to go up there and the trail has been closed. and thats that!. no need to argue why and how and who should be in charge.

  2. comentator
    April 19, 2010

    i went there over the weekend and had to turn back, its very dangerous.
    the road is actually going..

  3. April 18, 2010

    hahaha idiots its always raing up there. stop and think b4 u people write ur crap. its a rain forest area come and live in this part of DOMINICA and then u all will understand. drought or not its nature taking its course bla/bla/bla think

  4. Rassulfur
    April 18, 2010


    April 17, 2010

    bunch of fools its sad to see that our beloved country have more negative people than all the world put together . and when we finish we critisizing hatians

  6. April 17, 2010

    so many soil and geological experts mention above.

    thats all we have in dominica…..experts…far and wide!

    did anyone as the forestry ppl to go visit the slide immediately after word from a tour guide…….lol
    tour guides informing authority and they not going to verify…..we just average Joe kind of ppl…

    well well well……and we there speculating……


  7. Realone
    April 16, 2010

    lol…he was high and sleeping …hahahhah

    April 16, 2010

    My thought are always on DA these days, My prayers includes DA always . These are some stranges times, the way volcanoes are erupting lately and thoese that haven’t erupt for the last two hundread years makes me wonder are we in Dominica ready? that where i pray that we doe see such a day . There are serious activites taking place under us whether it’s man’s doing or the world going through it’s own Geological transformation we need to take heed.The Boiling Lake area should be monitor more closely these days that whole area there as we know sitting on fire, I pray our water continually flow and keep this dragon satisfy and let it never get thristy. People living and traveling these areas should always be aware.

      April 17, 2010

      man u to silly 200 years for a volcano not to erupt on a geological scale that was like the thing do erupt in2 minutes so shut up and stop putting ur bad luck on my island yuh that area always having landslides cause of the structure of the soil so doh start with ur negativiuty

  9. April 16, 2010

    I thought we are in the drought season now..

    • hmmm
      April 16, 2010

      oh my!!! where have you been……. don’t you know we had record rainfall on the east coast a few days ago????

      • local
        April 17, 2010

        the were big land slides in the south as well

      April 17, 2010

      idiot dry season also means landslides as well if the soild to dry it crumbles and can cause a landslide if its to wet it will flow cause its looses cohetion so not because its dry season that dont mean we cant get landslide soil needs a balance of retained water t make it stable

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