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 »
Kipahulu Comprehensive Site Plan
Developing the Kipahulu Comprehensive Site Plan
The National Park Service is in the process of developing a new comprehensive site plan for the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park. This plan will focus on improving visitor experience, natural and cultural resource protection, and park operations. It will identify the overall direction for the future development of this area of the park.
Public involvement is an important part of the planning process. The park will take into consideration the ideas, issues, and comments from the public throughout the development of the Kipahulu Comprehensive Site Plan.
For more information about the Kipahulu Comprehensive Site Plan please read the newsletter here (4.4MB PDF).
Visit our planning website to comment online: www.parkplanning.nps.gov/hale.
Related news releases:
KCSP Alternatives Newsletter Released for Comment (82KB PDF) - 8/24/12
Did You Know?
Haleakalā National Park was established in 1916 as park of Hawaiʻi National Park - within one week of the creation of the National Park Service.