Scattering Ashes

The scattering of cremated human remains in Haleakala National Park should be planned as a small private affair, held away from high visitor use areas. You are welcome to hold your ceremony at Leleiwi Overlook, Kalahaku Overlook, Pa Ka’oao (White Hill) and Pu’u’ula’ula (Red Hill) in the Summit District; and coastal areas accessed from Kuloa Loop Trail or the Campground Access Trail in the Kipahulu District. Several important conditions must be considered in your plans and are listed below.

A special use application must be completed for your ceremony to be held in the park. Please return the completed form to the park by fax or US mail (details on form). A copy of the death certificate is required. A Special Use Permit may then be granted for the event. Please contact the Special Use Manager at Haleakala National Park with questions: 808 572-4440

Special Use Permit Conditions for Scattering of Cremated Human Remains

1. Scattering is not permitted in areas other than those listed above.

2. Scattering must take place in such a manner and in such a location that the ashes will not be located and identified as human remains.

3. No memorials, plaques, photos, or flowers will be left in the park.

4. The permittee recognizes and is aware of the sensitivity of this activity and agrees to perform it in a discreet and private manner.

5. Established entrance fees are required and this permit does not waive those fees.

6. All instructions by National Park Service personnel must be followed.

7. All local, state, and federal rules and regulations must be followed.

8. Violation of the terms and conditions of the permit may result in the immediate revocation of the permit and/or other law enforcement action.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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