Water shortage at summit
The visitor center nearest the summit is very low on water. Please use the toilets at Headquarters Visitor Center near the park entrance if possible.
Drive cautiously - Endangered birds land on roadway
Nene (Hawaiian geese) and 'ua'u (Hawaiian petrels) 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.
Leleiwi Overlook parking lot closed until Tuesday, June 18
The Leleiwi Overlook parking lot, located in the Summit District of Haleakalā National Park, will be completely closed for repaving and accessibility improvements until Tuesday, June 18. This closure time includes a weekend.
Halemau'u Trailhead Parking Lot Closed June 18-25
The Halemau`u trailhead parking lot, located at 7990’ elevation in the Summit District, will be completely closed to vehicles from Tuesday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 25 for accessibility improvements.
The View Above...
Day or night, sky-watching is a great way to escape the world! Stop at one of the several overlooks on the Park road or take a short walk away from the traffic noise to watch the clouds and see weather forming before your eyes. The visual horizon in many places in the Summit area is up to 115 miles (185km) out to sea. Even cloudy skies can offer amazing sights including rainbows, moonbows and halos seen around your shadow.
With world-class night sky conditions, Haleakalā also offers one of the most easily accessible places to watch planets, stars and moons after dark. Rent a pair of 10x50 or 7x50 binoculars at one of the island dive shops, pick up a star map at the Park Headquarters Visitor Center or the Haleakalā Visitor Center, and see if you can find the moons of Jupiter.
Sunrise and sunset can be beautiful from the summit - they can also be very cold and wet. Find out more about mountain weather before you come.
Did You Know?
If weather is favorable during your visit to the summit area of Haleakalā National Park you can see five other Hawaiian islands from the top of the mountain.