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.
`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.
Per Haleakalā National Park safety policy, the stream is closed whenever the equipment is offline because flood levels cannot be determined.
The stream monitoring equipment consists of a series of sensors located along several miles of the Palikea and 'Ohe'o streams. The sensors track water levels and rainfall and the system sounds an alarm in the Kīpahulu Visitor Center when flash flood conditions are possible. The triggering of the alarm signals heightened flood potential and results in closing of the pools to visitors.
Visitors are advised to abide by posted "stream closed" signs and the direction of park staff. Injuries and fatalities have resulted from visitors entering closed areas.
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.