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.
Haleakala National Park chosen by Kaahumanu Macys
Beginning March 7, 2014, Maui shoppers at Macy's in the the Ka`ahumanu Shopping Center in Kahului will be given the option at check-out to donate to $1 or more to Haleakalā National Park. Macy's will match each donation dollar for dollar up to $250,000 through March 31, 2014.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) partnered with Macy's stores nation-wide in its "Heart Your Park" campaign to support for national, state, and local park and recreation areas in each store's "backyard." The mission of the non-profit NRPA is to "advance recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people" (www.nrpa.org).
Participating Macy's stores chose a park or recreation site near them and Haleakalā National Park is the only national park in Hawai`i chosen as a "Heart Your Park" recipient. "We are very thankful to have National Park Service partners and neighbors supporting some of our important programs" said park superintendent Natalie Gates. "Heart Your Park" donations will be used to support Haleakalā National Park's volunteer, endangered species, and internship programs.
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.