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  • 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.

Haleakalā NP to Close at Noon Thursday Afternoon in Preparation for Tropical Storm Iselle

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Date: August 6, 2014

To protect visitor safety, the Summit and Kīpahulu Districts of Haleakalā NP will close at noon Thursday afternoon in anticipation of heavy winds and rain. The park will not open for sunrise viewing on Friday morning. Park managers will assess conditions on Friday and re-open the park once it is safe to do so.

In anticipation of Tropical Storm Julio, no backcountry camping or cabin permits will be issued through the weekend. Existing weekend backcountry permits have been canceled. Also canceled are the Thursday Waikamoi hike (Summit District) and Saturday cultural demonstrations in the Kīpahulu District.

For the latest closure information park visitors can call 572-4400 and press option 2, or check the park website (www.nps.gov/hale) or Facebook page.

Did You Know?

night sky

The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park is one of the best places in the world to view the night sky. Stick around after your hike to experience top-notch stargazing.