• A view of the cinder desert


    National Park Hawai'i

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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.

Drop In Volunteer Opportunities

Pacific Whale Foundation One Day Service 2013 Trips (every other Saturday)
*dates subject to change without notice

Day trips include entry fee and transportation to and from the park. Volunteers help protect ecosystems by weeding non-native species and picking up trash. Go to the Pacific Whale Foundation website or call 808-249-8811 for more information and to make a reservation.

January 25, 19
February 2, 16
March 2, 16
April 6, 20
May 4, 18
June 1, 15
July 6, 20
August 3, 17
September 7, 21
October 5, 19
November 2, 16
December 7, 21

Friends of Haleakala 2013 Monthly Overnight Wilderness Service Trips
*dates subject to change without notice

Volunteers hike into the wilderness and protect ecosystems by weeding non-native species or repairing and maintaining cabin facilities. Go to the Friends of Haleakala National Park website to make a reservation.

January 19-21 (Paliku)
February 16-18 (Holua)
March 29-31 (Kapalaoa)
April 20-22 (Kapalaoa)
May 25-27 (Paliku)
June 15-17 (Kapalaoa)
July 4-6 (Paliku)
August 3-5 (Holua)
Aug 31-Sep 2 (Paliku)
October 12-14 (Kapalaoa)
November 9-11 (Holua)
December 7-9 (Kapalaoa)

Did You Know?

The peak of Mauna Loa is visible across the ocean in this coastal view at Kipahulu.

When conditions permit, you can see across the channel to the island of Hawaiʻi while enjoying the coastal views in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park.