• A view of the cinder desert


    National Park Hawai'i

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  • No Potable Water Available in Kipahulu

    Due to a leak in the main waterline in Kīpahulu there is no potable water in Kīpahulu for the foreseeable future. The leak was discovered on July 23, 2014 during routine inspections. Visitors should bring their own drinking water.

  • For your safety

    The Summit and Kīpahulu Districts are remote. An ambulance can take up to 45 minutes to arrive at either district from the nearest town. People with respiratory or other medical conditions should also be aware that the summit of Haleakalā is at 10,000 ft.

  • Drive cautiously - Endangered birds land on roadway

    Nēnē (Hawaiian geese) 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.

Backpack Haleakala!

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.

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?

Did You Know?

If weather is favorable during your visit to the summit district of Haleakalā National Park you can see five other Hawaiian islands from the top of the mountain.