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  • 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.


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Date: May 17, 2013

To increase accessibility for handicapped visitors, Haleakalā National Park is implementing parking lot construction projects throughout the Summit District. Construction is scheduled for the Haleakalā Visitor Center parking lot (near the summit) from May 20 through June 6. During this time, parking spaces for vehicles and buses at this visitor center parking lot during sunrise and daylight hours will be reduced by 50%.Vehicles will be redirected by park staff if feasible and parking restrictions will be strictly enforced. All vehicles must be cleared from delineated construction zones prior to 6:45 a.m. on weekdays during the construction period. Any vehicles remaining after 6:45 a.m. will be ticketed and towed at the operator's expense. Visitors and tour operators may experience parking delays.
For information on the parking lot construction and parking, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/hale.


Did You Know?

These freshwater pools are fed by streams originating in the rainforest higher up the mountain, so the water flow changes daily.

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...