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.
Haleakalā National Park is an inspiring outdoor classroom rich in cultural and natural history. Many visitors enjoy learning about the area they are visiting by interacting with park staff. Park naturalists present a variety of interpretive programs throughout the year including cultural demostrations, citizen scientist projects, and guided talks and walks.
Explore our Schedule of Events to find out what ranger-guided activities will be offered during your visit.
View a list of commercial tour operators that provide vehicle tours, guided hikes, and horseback riding tours.
Learn more about ranger-guided curriculum-based programs for school groups.
Visit the Friends of Haleakalā National Park for information on volunter service trips that include day trips and overnight excursions.
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.