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.
Upper Skyline Trail Access Closed During Construction
The park road and summit area above the 9740 foot elevation Haleakalā Visitor Center will be fully closed to vehicles, pedestrians, horses, and bicyclists through Thursday, July 25th. During construction, visitors will be directed to lower elevation overlooks, all of which have amazing views of the crater. This closure includes access to and egress from the upper Skyline trailhead, located near the summit of Haleakalā. Access to the lower Skyline trailhead, via Waipoli Road in Kula, is still open and is the only way visitors will be able to enter or exit the Skyline Trail.
Accessibility improvement work in the summit area of Haleakalā is scheduled through September 2013. The work is occurring during summer because asphalt must be poured and set during the warmest, driest time of year. Visitors and residents should expect continued heavy construction traffic on Haleakalā Highway and Crater Road. For the latest updates please check www.nps.gov/hale or call 572-4400.
Did You Know?
When conditions permit, you can see across the channel to the island of Hawaiʻi while enjoying the coastal views in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park.