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Contact: Kiefer Gier, 808 572-4431
A parkwide ban on the possession or consumption of alcohol and the use or possession of fireworks will be in effect from Friday, December 29 through Tuesday, January 1 , 2007 at Haleakala National Park. This ban includes the summit and Kipahulu areas of the park. Use or possession of fireworks of any kind is illegal in Haleakala National Park year-round. The Park and its visitor centers will be open as usual through the holiday. Entrance fees are $10 per private vehicle—good for three days or you can buy an annual park pass for $20—good for one year. Commercial vehicle fees vary.
All park campgrounds and campsites will be open over the holiday weekend with normal camping regulations in effect. Camping permits are free. Camping is allowed only in designated park campgrounds and campsites. The drive-up campgrounds in Kïpahulu and Hosmer Grove do not require a permit but the park limits the number of people using each of these campgrounds – not to exceed 100 at Kipahulu and 50 at Hosmer Grove. The maximum individual group size for all camping facilities is 12 people. Permits are required for backcountry campsites at Holua and Paliku, and they can be obtained at Park Headquarters Visitor Center from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis the day the camper goes into the backcountry. When all campsites are full, permits will no longer be issued. Backcountry camping permits can not be reserved in advance or issued over the phone.
Park officials remind visitors to help save lives by using their safety belts and buckling up every person in their vehicle.