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.
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?
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.