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.
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?
Haleakalā National Park has more endangered species than any other park in the NPS, including species that are listed as endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service but not native to the park.