Water shortage at summit
The visitor center nearest the summit is very low on water. Please use the toilets at Headquarters Visitor Center near the park entrance if possible.
Drive cautiously - Endangered birds land on roadway
Nene (Hawaiian geese) and 'ua'u (Hawaiian petrels) 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.
Leleiwi Overlook parking lot closed until Tuesday, June 18
The Leleiwi Overlook parking lot, located in the Summit District of Haleakalā National Park, will be completely closed for repaving and accessibility improvements until Tuesday, June 18. This closure time includes a weekend.
Halemau'u Trailhead Parking Lot Closed June 18-25
The Halemau`u trailhead parking lot, located at 7990’ elevation in the Summit District, will be completely closed to vehicles from Tuesday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 25 for accessibility improvements.
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Hawaiian seabird called ʻUaʻu
Photo by Jim Denny
**We need your help!**
The Hawaiian Petrel (ʻUaʻu) is an endangered species. Its largest known nesting colony is located at the top of Mt. Haleakalā. For more information on the Hawaiian Petrel, click here.
**Protect our state bird!**
Nēnē, Hawaiian Geese, are nesting in the park. They are ground nesters and will aggressively defend their nests. Please support their health and safety in the following ways: Do not approach them, do not feed them, and stay on trail. If a nene is acting aggressively toward you, simply walk away.
Did You Know?
Haleakalā National Park was established in 1916 as park of Hawaiʻi National Park - within one week of the creation of the National Park Service.