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.
On any given day, the temperatures in the park can range from a high of 80°F (27°C) in Kīpahulu to a low of 30°F (-1°C) at the summit. In either area clouds and rain can quickly replace warm sunshine.
Summit and Wilderness Area
A generalized weather forecast from NOAA is available. However, local conditions can change radically in a matter of minutes.
NOAA Forecast for Summit District of Haleakalā from 7000 ft. to the summit.
Click here for current weather at the Summit of Haleakalā provided by University of Hawai`i's Institute for Astronomy. After page loads, click the refresh button on your browser to get the updated conditions.
Kīpahulu Area (coastal)
Flash floods are a serious hazard in Kīpahulu, so make sure to check at the Visitor Center before entering the streams or pools.
NOAA Forecast for Kīpahulu and Coastal Haleakalā
Did You Know?
The Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park is home to many freshwater pools that were created as the Pīpīwai, Palikea, and ʻOheʻo streams carried water down the mountain from the rainforest above. More...