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.
Things To Do
A Wilderness Experience
An Encounter With Native Hawaii
A Tropical Adventure... or A Brush With History?
An Explosion of Stars
A Ranger-Guided Discovery
Click here to view some activity ideas. (99KB PDF)
Click here to view all authorized commercial tour operators.
Nēnē Awareness Day Logo Contest
In celebration of Nēnē Awareness Day (September 26) Haleakalā National Park will offer several events between September 26 and 28 focusing on the endangered state bird. A nēnē logo contest for students in grades 6, 7, and 8 will be a featured event.
Click here for contest details. (pdf)
Join us for Hawaiian cultural demonstrations at the Kīpahulu Visitor Center on the second and fourth Saturday of each month during the summer.
Did You Know?
The Wilderness Area of Haleakalā National Park was designated on October 20, 1976 with 19,270 acres. This protected Wilderness expanded to 24,719 acres in 2005.