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.
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.
Special Use Permits
Examples include weddings, scattering of ashes, commercial filming and/or photography, First Amendment activities, athletic and other special events, collecting resource materials, and commercial vehicle access to "Science City".
Applications for Special Park Use Permits MUST be received by the park no less than two weeks prior to your proposed event date. The only exception to this is for First Amendment activities. Do allow at least two days for processing of these permits.
Any commercial activity, other than commercial filming/photography, requires a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA).
Scattering of Ashes
Application fee: $25.00.
Application fee: $150.00.
Commercial and Construction Vehicles
Application Fee: $150.00
Original must be mailed in.
Special Park Uses
Permits are required for First Amendment activities, large group activities, and sporting events
Application fee for First Amendment: No Fee
Application fee for other SUPs: $150.00
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.