Water shortage at summit
The visitor center nearest the summit is very low on water. Please use the toilets at Headquarters Visitor Center near the park entrance if possible.
Drive cautiously - Endangered birds land on roadway
Nene (Hawaiian geese) and 'ua'u (Hawaiian petrels) are nesting in the park and may land on or frequent park roads and parking lots. Drivers are reminded to drive at the posted speed limits and exercise caution.
Haleakala Visitor Center Parking Lot Rehabilitation In Progress
During construction, parking spaces at Haleakala Visitor Center (near the summit) will be reduced by at least 50%. Construction is scheduled for May 20 through June 6. Visitors and tour operators may experience delays. More »
Library patrons can now borrow Backpack Haleakalā!, an embroidered backpack filled with exploration tools including books, binoculars, a camera, and an activity sheet packet. Use the contents of Backpack Haleakalā! as a source of information for your visit to the park. Also, bring Backpack Haleakalā!, your library card and your Driver's License or Identification Card to waive the park entrance fee for any non-commercial vehicle. Currently, Backpack Haleakalā! is available only at Makawao Public Library (808-573-8785). For more information about the program, you can contact us at 808-572-4400.
THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR YOUR VISIT-
Food and water are important to bring as there is no food or water sold in Haleakalā National Park. Sun protection and warm clothing are necessary as the weather is unpredictable and ever-changing.
Did You Know?
The Kīpahulu Area of Haleakalā National Park is home to many freshwater pools that were created as the Pīpīwai, Palikea, and ʻOheʻo streams carried water down the mountain from the rainforest above. More...