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.
Haleakala Visitor Center Parking Lot Rehabilitation In Progress
During construction, parking spaces at Haleakala Visitor Center (near the summit) will be reduced by at least 50%. Construction is scheduled for May 20 through June 6. Visitors and tour operators may experience delays. More »
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?
The Wilderness Area of Haleakalā National Park was designated on October 20, 1976 with 19,270 acres. This protected Wilderness expanded to 24,719 acres in 2005.