Doing Business With The Park

Commercial Use Authorization
Businesses desiring to conduct visitor service related operations inside Haleakala National Park must obtain a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA). The CUA is a tool to manage commercial activities to insure that they do not impair park resources AND provide for quality visitor services.

The process of granting a CUA also ensures that the activity is necessary and appropriate in a National Park setting and specific to Haleakala. Thus certain commercial activities are prohibited such as ballooning, hang gliding, canyoneering, or food concessions.

Businesses operating inside the park without a CUA are subject to fines, mandatory court appearances, confiscation of equipment, and denial of future opportunities to operate in this or any other National Park.

Commercial Services Plan
In December 2013, the National Park Service signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) determination for the preferred alternative in the Park's new Commercial Services Plan and Environmental Assessment. The plan provides direction for management of the commercial services of the Park over the next 10-15 years. The plan provides details on how the Park's commercial service program will be managed to achieve overall Park goals and meet desired resource conditions and visitor experiences. The plan will (1) determine what levels and types of commercial tour services and necessary and/or appropriate, consistent with the Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998 and National Park Service Management Policies 2006, (2) determine whether those services are compatible with the Park's mission of preserving and protecting it's natural and cultural resources, and (3) determine how visitors can be provided a high quality visitor experience. For additional information on the CSP, Click Here or contact the park at 808-572-4440. Updated April 23, 2014.

Please Note: No new CUAs are being issued until the implementation of the CSP. Commercial Bicycle Tour Safety Stand Down

Interim Commercial Operation
Commercial services currently operating within the park will continue to be issued CUAs until such time that the Commercial Services Plan and Environmental Assessment (CSP/EA) is implemented. Commercial use at sunrise will continue to be limited as directed in the Commercial Use at Sunrise: Interim Operations Plan.

Click here to view current CUA holders and contact information.

Commercial Filming and Photography and other Special Park Uses
Commercial filming and photography require a Special Use Permit rather than a CUA. Click Here for Special Use Permits.

Contact Information
Contact information for CUAs and Special Park Uses Click Here.

 

2017 Commercial Use Authorization Application for Guided Astronomy and Hiking Tours


Haleakalā National Park is now accepting applications for Guided Astronomy and Hiking Tours. Please read the instructions and turn in all required paperwork by Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Completed applications should be sent by regular or express mail or other means of method of delivery providing for overnight delivery to:

Haleakalā National Park

Attention: Greg Page, Business & Revenue Program Manager

PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

Instructions and Application

Cover Letter

Map

Commercial Use Authorization Annual Report

Visitor Use Acknowledgement of Risk

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

Phone:

(808) 572-4400
For general park information, please call us at (808) 572-4400. -Summit Area -Crater Area -Hiking Trails -Camping -Back country travel -Cabin reservations Our recorded message is available 24-hours a day and will likely contain an answer to your question. To speak to a park representative, call the same number and press 0 during our office hours of 8:00 am - 3:45 pm HST. Kipahulu (Coastal Area) Please call 248-7375 during our office hours of 9am-5pm HST.

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