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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.

Ti leaf lei making featured this Saturday in Kīpahulu

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Pi`ilani Lua teaches Alan Willis of Makawao how to make a ti leaf lei.

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News Release Date: July 21, 2014

On Saturday, July 26, cultural practitioner Pi`ilani Lua will teach ti leaf lei making in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park. The activities are part of Hana No`eau, the park's new cultural demonstration series which features local residents.

Hana No`eau means "to demonstrate and honor the traditions of the Hawaiian people."

Pi`ilani Lua helps Jamie Maddaloni with her haku lei as Laurent Stadler looks on.

Pi`ilani Lua helps Jamie Maddaloni with her haku lei as Laurent Stadler looks on.

The series, which started on June 14, 2014, has featured other local cultural practitioners including Bolly Helekahi (coconut leaf weaving) and Patricia Gomez (feather lei), and Judy kinzer (hula). The series is funded by the Hawai`i Pacific Parks Association, a non-profit partner of the park.

The cultural demonstrations occur in the Kīpahulu District between 1pm and 3pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of June, July, and August. For an updated list of planned events please visit www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/things2do.htm.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

If weather is favorable during your visit to the summit district of Haleakalā National Park you can see five other Hawaiian islands from the top of the mountain.