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To protect visitor safety, the Summit and Kīpahulu Districts of Haleakalā NP will close at noon Thursday afternoon in anticipation of heavy winds and rain. The park will not open for sunrise viewing on Friday morning. Park managers will assess conditions on Friday and re-open the park once it is safe to do so.
In anticipation of Tropical Storm Julio, no backcountry camping or cabin permits will be issued through the weekend. Existing weekend backcountry permits have been canceled. Also canceled are the Thursday Waikamoi hike (Summit District) and Saturday cultural demonstrations in the Kīpahulu District.
For the latest closure information park visitors can call 572-4400 and press option 2, or check the park website (www.nps.gov/hale) or Facebook page.