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.
Hosmer Grove Campground Parking Lot Repairs Begin
Accessibility improvements will begin at the Hosmer Grove Campground parking lots on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 and take approximately one month to complete. Work will begin at the upper parking lot (closest to the main park road) then proceed to the lower parking lot (closest to the grove).
At least one lot will be open throughout the construction period and there will always be access to area trails, the campground, and at least one rest room. The picnic shelter at Hosmer Grove will be closed while the lower lot is improved.
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?
Bamboo is one of the non-native plants you will see when you hike the Pīpīwai Trail in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park. The extensive bamboo forest provides a unique array of sights and sounds along the trail. More...