• A view of the cinder desert


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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.

Goods & Services

There is no food, gas or clothing for sale in the park. Please make sure you are prepared for your time in the park before you arrive. The closest services, restaurants, lodging and shops to the summit area are in Pukalani, Makawao and Kula. The closest to the Kīpahulu Area are in Hāna.


Bookstores are available at all three park visitor centers. They are operated by the non-profit Hawaii Pacific Parks Association. Proceeds from the sales of books, maps, music, videos, and educational materials directly benefit research, educational, and environmental programs in Haleakalā National Park.

Hawaii Pacific Parks Association, Haleakalā Branch

808 572-4461

email: info_hnha@hawaii.rr.com

Did You Know?

night sky

The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park is one of the best places in the world to view the night sky. Stick around after your hike to experience top-notch stargazing.