• A view of the cinder desert


    National Park Hawai'i

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • O`heo Stream and Pools Closed

    The O`heo stream, located along the Pipiwai Trail, remains closed due to high water and damaged stream monitoring equipment. Visitors are advised to abide by posted “stream closed” signs and the direction of park staff.

  • 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.

Doing Business With The Park

Commercial Use Authorization
Businesses desiring to conduct visitor service related operations inside Haleakala National Park must obtain a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA). The CUA is a tool to manage commercial activities to insure that they do not impair park resources AND provide for quality visitor services.

The process of granting a CUA also ensures that the activity is necessary and appropriate in a National Park setting and specific to Haleakala. Thus certain commercial activities are prohibited such as ballooning, hang gliding, canyoneering, or food concessions.

Businesses operating inside the park without a CUA are subject to fines, mandatory court appearances, confiscation of equipment, and denial of future opportunities to operate in this or any other National Park.

Commercial Services Plan
Haleakala National Park is currently creating a Commercial Services Plan (CSP) to provide long term guidance for business activities inside the park. The Draft CSP has been released and is open for comments. Comments are being excepted through August 31, 2012. For additional information on the CSP, Click Here or contact the park at 808-572-4440. Updated June 29, 2012.

Please Note: No new CUAs are being issued until completion of the CSP. Completion is expected in September 2012.

Commercial Bicycle Tour Safety Stand Down

Interim Commercial Operation
Commercial services currently operating within the park will continue to be issued CUAs until such time that the Commercial Services Plan and Environmental Assessment (CSP/EA) is completed. Commercial use at sunrise will continue to be limited as directed in the Commercial Use at Sunrise: Interim Operations Plan.

Click here to view current CUA holders.

Commercial Filming and Photography and other Special Park Uses
Commercial filming and photography require a Special Use Permit rather than a CUA. Click Here for Special Use Permits.

Contact Information
Contact information for CUAs and Special Park Uses Click Here.

Did You Know?

You can experience hundreds of shades of green in the bamboo forest as well as enjoy the melodic tones produced in the breeze.

Bamboo is one of the non-native plants you will see when you hike the Pīpīwai Trail in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park. The extensive bamboo forest provides a unique array of sights and sounds along the trail. More...