• A view of the cinder desert


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  • 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.

Artists in Residence

It is the mission of the Haleakalā Hawaiian Arts Residency Program to provide opportunities for creators of Hawaiian art to live and create in an area of great cultural and spiritual importance. The purpose of the program is to promote a deeper appreciation of Hawaiian arts and traditional knowledge among park visitors and staff.

The schedule for our next Artist in Residence is undetermined. Please check back for an update in Fall 2013.

Natalie poses with her art work at Headquarters Visitor Center

Natalie poses with her art work

In June 2013, Haleakalā National Park hosted Artist in Eesidence, Natalie Westbrook, print-maker, painter and collage artist from New Haven, Connecticut.

About Natalie:
In 2009, Westbrook received a grant to create new works inspired by Maui and Kauai's National Tropical Botanical Gardens during her graduate art studies. Thus began a profound relationship to the natural world which continues today in her bright, bold paintings and collages. Westbrook has exhibited her abstract and figurative work in Los Angeles, New York City and teaches art at Yale University.

Westbrook was selected by a jury panel comprised of National Park and Maui Arts and Cultural Center representatives. The applicants included musicians, sculptors and painters. "We are excited to see what Natalie creates during her two weeks in the park. She offers us a fesh artistic perspective on a beloved place, as well as an opportunity to share her diverse talents with our student interns and visitors," said Melissa Chimera, Volunteer Coordinator.

The artist created a new series based on Haleakalā's unique and rare flora, such as the `āhinahina, the Haleakalā silversword found only on east Maui. The series is available for viewing below.


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

You pass through as many ecological zones on a two hour drive to the summit of Haleakalā as you would on a journey from Mexico to Canada.