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.
Be A Junior Ranger
Junior Ranger Program
Kids ages 7-12 can participate in our free Junior Ranger program. Junior Ranger books can be picked up at our Headquarters Visitor Center, Haleakalā Summit Visitor Center, and the Kīpahulu Visitor Center.
WebRangers is an online Junior Ranger program for kids of ALL ages! If you like the National Parks, Historic Sites, and Monuments, you have an opportunity to learn about the various areas within the National Park System. If you complete all 50 activities, you will earn a free patch!
Click here to become a WebRanger today!
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 district.