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  • 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.

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August 30, 2014
Haleakalā NP marks 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act
September 3, 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

August 27, 2014
Summit and Kīpahulu Districts Offer Cultural Demos this Weekend
On Saturday, August 30, the cultural demonstration series Hana No`eau concludes with events in both districts of Haleakalā National Park.

August 21, 2014
Haleakalā National Park Offers Free Admission on August 25
Haleakalā National Park will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service by waiving its normal entrance fee of $10 on Monday, August 25.

August 21, 2014
Park Seeks Student Artists for Nēnē Awareness Day Logo Contest
In celebration of Nēnē Awareness Day (September 26) Haleakalā National Park is seeking student artists in grades 6, 7, and 8 for a Nēnē Awareness Day Logo Contest.

August 19, 2014
Paragliders Apprehended in Haleakalā National Park
On Tuesday, August 19, two males were apprehended in Haleakalā NP for illegal paragliding activities in the crater.

August 18, 2014
Haleakalā National Park Community Meeting In Kīpahulu District
The public is invited to attend a community meeting hosted by Haleakalā National Park on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Kīpahulu Visitor Center.

August 11, 2014
Feather Flower Making Featured This Sunday In Kīpahulu
On Sunday, August 17, Patricia Gomez will demonstrate feather flower making in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park. The activity is part of Hana No`eau, the park’s cultural demonstration series which features local residents.

August 09, 2014
Haleakala To Reopen Saturday Afternoon
The Summit and Kīpahulu Districts of Haleakalā National Park will reopen by Saturday afternoon after park crews assess road, campground, and building conditions, and clean up downed trees and rock slides caused by the storm.

August 06, 2014
Haleakalā NP to Close at Noon Thursday Afternoon in Preparation for Tropical Storm Iselle
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.

August 04, 2014
`Ohe`o Stream Closed During Servicing Of Monitoring Equipment
The 'Ohe'o stream, located along the Pīpīwai Trail, will be closed for several days starting Tuesday while the stream monitoring equipment is serviced.

July 28, 2014
Deadline Approaching to Register for August Teacher Workshops
Haleakalā National Park is offering two free workshops for teachers and informal educators this August.

July 28, 2014
Hawaiian Flag Day Commemorated at 5 Hawai`i National Parks
Haleakalā National Park and four national parks on Hawai‘i Island will simultaneously commemorate the first national holiday in Hawai‘i, Lā Hae Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Flag Day) on Thursday, July 31.

July 23, 2014
No Potable Water in Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā Due to Water Main Leak
Due to a leak in the main waterline in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park there is no potable water in Kīpahulu for the foreseeable future.

July 18, 2014
Tourism to Haleakalā National Park Creates Over $47 Million and 536 Jobs in Local Economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 785,300 visitors to Haleakalā National Park in 2013 spent over $47 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 536 jobs in the local area.

January 28, 2014
Park Unveils New Commercial Services Plan
Park Unveils New Commercial Services Plan


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

While native species once arrived every 30,000 years, today a new species hitchhikes to Hawaiʻi about once every 20 days. Many of these amazing travelers can be found in Haleakalā National Park.