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.
Leleiwi Overlook parking lot closed until Tuesday, June 18
The Leleiwi Overlook parking lot, located in the Summit District of Haleakalā National Park, will be completely closed for repaving and accessibility improvements until Tuesday, June 18. This closure time includes a weekend.
Halemau'u Trailhead Parking Lot Closed June 18-25
The Halemau`u trailhead parking lot, located at 7990’ elevation in the Summit District, will be completely closed to vehicles from Tuesday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 25 for accessibility improvements.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take me to get there?
When is sunrise or sunset?
Check out the sunrise and sunset page to answer this and many other common sun-event questions.
Can I ride my bike in the park?
Yes. Bicylists must stay on the paved roads. Bikes are not allowed on any park trails. Check out the bicycling page before you plan your ride.
When is the park open?
The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our visitor centers, however, are not. For a complete list of visitor center hours, go to the Operating Hours page.
Can I order _____ over the phone or online?
Where are the Seven Sacred Pools?
This is difficult to answer because they don't exist - and never have. Some old guidebooks and misinformed tour guides may reference this place name. They are referring to the freshwater pools found at 'Ohe'o Gulch in the coastal Kīpahulu Area of the park. There are far more than seven pools, and all freshwater is considered sacred in Hawaii where freshwater is the source of life.
What will the weather be like when I'm there?
Is there lodging in the park?
What address can I program into my GPS for the park?
Summit Area entrance:
Kipahulu Area entrance:
Are there any guided activities?
Did You Know?
You might find squid beaks at 10,023 feet (3055 m) above sea level. Haleakalā National Park is home to the ʻUaʻu - the Hawaiian Dark-Rumped Petrel - sea birds that eat squid and regurgitate the indigestible beak ouside their burrows in the summit area.