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.
Call for Cultural Practitioners at Haleakala National Park
Haleakalā National Park seeks cultural practitioners for a series of cultural demonstrations that will be offered in the Kīpahulu District of the park beginning in mid-June 2014.
Through support from the park's non-profit partner, the Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association, an honorarium of $200 will be offered to each group of practitioners.Cultural demonstrations will occur between 1pm and 3pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, starting on June 14 and ending on August 23. These demonstrations may include hula, music, or native crafts.
Applications can be found at any Haleakalā National Park visitor center or online at www.nps.gov/hale/supportyourpark. (Click on the "2014 Call for Cultural Practitioners" link). The deadline to apply is April 18, 2014.
Did You Know?
The Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park is home to many freshwater pools that were created as the Pīpīwai, Palikea, and ʻOheʻo streams carried water down the mountain from the rainforest above. More...