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.
There are two primitive wilderness campsites, at Palikū and Hōlua, which are accessible only by trail. Permits are required for overnight camping at these sites. Camping permits are free, require photo identification and an 8-minute orientation, and can be obtained at the Headquarters Visitor Center by 3:00pm up to one day in advance. Campsite space is available on a first-come, first-served basis for the general public. Special accommodation is made for educational groups and civic groups which may reserve camping space up to 6 months in advance.
Did You Know?
The Summit Area of Haleakalā National Park is one of the best places in the world to view the night sky. Stick around after your hike to experience top-notch stargazing.