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.
The Haleakalā National Park museum collection documents the cultural and natural history of the park and exemplifies its physical resources. The collection is divided into three main categories: natural history, cultural resources and archives. The natural history collection is represented by biological specimens and geological samples. The herbarium includes native and non-native vascular and non-vascular plants that have been collected within the park and East Maui. The entomological collection consists of mounted native and non-native insects collected within the island of Maui. The cultural resources collection is represented by archaeological, historical and ethnographic objects and works of art. The archives have not been processed and finding aids (lists summarizing the contents) are currently unavailable. They mostly consist of documents and photographs about the history, development and management activities of the park.
Access to Collection:
The museum storage building and research room is located in the park's Resources Management/Maintenance area which is the first right turn after the Park Entrance Station. The collection is available for research and educational purposes; however, since preservation of the collection is of primary concern, access is regulated. Access to the collections may be denied if the requested use is determined not to be in the interest of the collection, Haleakalā National Park, or the National Park Service. Access to the collection is by appointment only from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except on Federal holidays) and will be dependent upon an individual's needs and availability of staff. Call (808) 572-4476 for more information. If requesting access to the collection, please complete a museum research application form (87K PDF) and email it to the Park Cultural Resources Program Manager (email@example.com) a minimum of one (1) week before you wish to visit.
Did You Know?
Bamboo is one of the non-native plants you will see when you hike the Pīpīwai Trail in the Kīpahulu Area of Haleakalā National Park. The extensive bamboo forest provides a unique array of sights and sounds along the trail. More...