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Haleakalā National Park Mission Statement

Haleakalā National Park is an International Biosphere Reserve that supports native ecosystems in a maturing volcanic landscape. As stewards of this park, we will incorporate Native Hawaiian protocols and generational knowledge for the perpetuation of cultural resources, and implement traditional and modern methods for the preservation of natural resources. With the community and other partnerships, we will protect, manage, and interpret these unique resources for the education, experience and inspiration of all peoples and future generations.

Night sky at the Summit
with night skies so clear, the Milky Way is visible over the mountain summit. Haleakalā is a sacred place to Native Hawaiians, and was an important place to learn to use stars to navigate. 

Rick LaRocca

Looking for more information on Haleakalā National Park?

The links below will take you to pages with information about the park. Plan your next visit, or start exploring from wherever you call home.


Press releases and park event information

Photos and Multimedia

Blogs, videos and social media links

History and Culture

Learn about the unique history and cultural resources of our park


Endangered plants and animals, environmental factors, natural features and ecosystems, and more


Plan a class visit, get involved in our Ranger-guided programs, volunteer, apply for internships, and get resources and ideas for classroom lessons

Kids and Youth

Become a Junior Ranger and learn about the natural and cultural resources


Park planning, laws and policies, and managing resources

Last updated: May 10, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768


(808) 572-4400

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