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.
Brief Delays For Drivers in The Kipahulu Section of Haleakala National Park
Drivers traveling from Hana through Kīpahulu (Highways 360/31) may experience brief delays on Monday, September 9 through Tuesday, September 10 when traffic will be reduced to one lane. Delays are expected to be no more than 15 minutes. To improve pedestrian safety, highway traffic in the Kīpahulu section of Haleakalā National Park will be restricted to one lane while road crews paint pedestrian crosswalks that lead from parking lots to park trails. For more information please visit www.nps.gov/hale.
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.