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 Red Hill Parking Lot to Fully Close During Construction
The parking lot at Pu`u `ula`ula (Red Hill), where the park roads ends at the 10,023 foot summit, will be fully closed to vehicles and pedestrians beginning Thursday, July 18th, through Thursday, July 25th. The closure includes one weekend. Cars must vacate this lot by 6:45am on the morning of the 18th. Vehicles remaining after 6:45am will be ticketed and towed. During construction, visitors will be directed to lower elevation overlooks, all of which have amazing views of the crater.
The accessible parking stalls at Leleiwi Overlook will be closed for repaving on July 17th and 18th. Other Leleiwi stalls will remain open.
Accessibility improvement work in the summit area of Haleakalā is scheduled through September 2013. Visitors and residents should expect continued heavy construction traffic on Haleakalā Highway and Crater Road. For the latest updates please check www.nps.gov/hale or call 572-4400.
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.