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.
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?
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.