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.
Halemauu Trailhead Parking Lot Closing for Accessability Improvements
The Halemau`u trailhead parking lot, located at 7990’ elevation in the Summit District
During the Halemau`u parking lot closure, hikers, cabin users, and campers can be
Alternatively, back country visitors can park at the Supply Trail trailhead near
Accessibility improvement work in the summit area of Haleakalā is scheduled through
Did You Know?
Haleakalā National Park was established in 1916 as part of Hawaiʻi National Park - within one week of the creation of the National Park Service.