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.
Deadline Approaching to Register for August Teacher Workshops
Haleakalā National Park is offering two free workshops for teachers and informal educators this August. The park is partnering with the Maui Invasive Species Committee to facilitate activities from the Ho'ike O Haleakalā environmental education curriculum. Participants will be provided with all necessary supplies for the workshop and will be given a resource kit upon completion of the class. Both workshops are sponsored by Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association.
The two classes are:
August 16th for K-8 teachersDeadline to register: Friday, August 1, 2014
August 30th for 9-12 teachersDeadline to register: Friday, August 15, 2014
For more information, contact Haleakalā National Park's Internship Coordinator, Kūhea Asiu, at (808) 572-4452 or Kuhea_Paracuelles@nps.gov. You can also visit the program's Facebook page at Kū No Ka Pono O Haleakalā.
Did You Know?
You pass through as many ecological zones on a two hour drive to the summit of Haleakalā as you would on a journey from Mexico to Canada.