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.
Q: How do you manage 30,183 acres of public land that range from 10,023 feet to sea level?
If you want to know the details, management documents will be available here online in August 2006 for your reading pleasure.
Fortunately we have park partners who help Haleakalā National Park accomplish the many tasks needed to take care of these special resources - check out some of these like The Kīpahulu Ohana, The Hawaii Pacific Parks Association, The Nature Conservancy, The Friends of Haleakalā National Park, and The East Maui Watershed Partnership.
Established in 1916, Haleakalā National Park now protects 30,183 acres of land on the island of Maui. Within the park 24,719 acres are designated as a Wilderness Area and this land is managed under the Wilderness Act of 1964.
Planning and Review
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.