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.
`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?
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built many of the trails and structures in Haleakalā National Park in the mid-1930s.