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.
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?
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.