Is it safe to visit the Boiling Lake?

The UWI-SRC suggests contacting the Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division before visiting the lake at all times. When lake water levels are normal it is generally safe to visit. However, visiting the lake when it is drained may pose some risk. If visiting the lake when it is drained is absolutely necessary, scientists recommend that people exercise extreme caution. Specifically, it is recommended that:

1) No one descends to the water’s edge; absolutely no swimming in the lake and
2) Visitors to the Boiling Lake-Valley of Desolation area avoid approaching the Lake and/or spend as little time as possible at the viewing point on the crater rim.