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.
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 Wilderness Area of Haleakalā National Park was designated on October 20, 1976 with 19,270 acres. This protected Wilderness expanded to 24,719 acres in 2005.