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.
Construction Traffic - May 20
On May 20, from 6:30am to 11:00am, construction trucks will be using the park road. The road will remain open to staff and visitors.
Summit District Parking Lot Rehabilitation In Progress
During construction, parking spaces at Haleakala Visitor Center (near the summit) will be reduced by at least 50%. Construction is scheduled for May 22 through June 6. Visitors and tour operators may experience delays. More »
Volunteers are Very Important People
Haleakalā National Park offers three formal internships programs each year for Hawai'i residents: Kupukupu 'Aina Middle School Program (grades 6-8); Pohai Maile High School Internship Program (9-12); and 'Imi i ka Lama (college age). Created in 2011, these programs were designed specifically to offer local students an opportunity to learn more about the National Park Service and to gain marketable experience in related careers. Forty seven interns have graduated from the three programs to date, with another 34 students expected to participate in 2013.
Stay up to date on the latest news and information about the internships on the Ku No Ka Pono O Haleakala Facebook page.
Did You Know?
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built many of the trails and structures in Haleakalā National Park in the mid-1930s.