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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.

Paragliders Apprehended in Haleakalā National Park

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Date: August 19, 2014

On Tuesday, August 19, two males were apprehended in Haleakalā NP for illegal paragliding activities in the crater. One was apprehended after launching and landing in critical endangered species habitat;the other, after attempting to launch. Their equipment was seized and impounded. Federal charges are pending.

Haleakalā National Park protects cultural resources that are sacred to Native Hawaiians and provides critical habitat for endangered and threatened species found nowhere else on earth. Per 36 CFR 2.17, federal regulations prohibit powered and non-powered flight into the crater without a permit. The federal rules exist to protect these critical natural and cultural resources.

Did You Know?

You can experience hundreds of shades of green in the bamboo forest as well as enjoy the melodic tones produced in the breeze.

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...