Basic Information

Haleakalā National Park
Route 378
Kula, HI 96790

Located on the island of Maui, Haleakalā National Park extends from the 10,023 foot (3055m) summit of Haleakalā down the southeast flank of the mountain to the Kīpahulu coast near Hana. These two sections of the park are not directly connected by road, but both can be reached from Kahului. There are no gas stations within the park. The last place to get gas in route to the Summit Area is in the town of Pukalani, and along the Hana Highway before Hana is in the town of is in the town of Paia.

Headquarters Visitor Center

Haleakalā National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during severe weather closures.

Standard Hours

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On any given day, the temperatures in the park can range from a high of 80°F (27°C) in Kīpahulu to a low of 30°F (-1°C) at the summit. In either area clouds and rain can quickly replace warm sunshine. Weather in the high-elevation summit and wilderness areas of the park is highly unpredictable and changes often. Cool temperatures, intense solar radiation, and rapidly moving clouds are characteristic. On average, the temperature drops about 3°F for every 1,000 foot rise in elevation.

As of June 1, 2017

DAILY PASSES
Daily passes are non-transferable and are valid for 3 days including the date of purchase.

Private Vehicle: $25. Valid for 3 days. Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (14 pax capacity or less) and all occupants to Haleakalā National Park including both the Summit and Kīpahulu Areas.

Motorcycle: $20. Valid for 3 days. Admits a private, non-commercial motorcycle to Haleakalā National Park including both the Summit and Kīpahulu Areas.

Per Person: $12. Valid for 3 days. Admits one individual with no car to Haleakalā National Park including both the Summit and Kīpahulu Areas - typically used for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.

Commercial Organized Groups: Haleakalā National Park charges commercial entities a fee to enter the park based on the capacity of the vehicle and/or the activity the commercial groups offer in the park.

$12 per person for non-road based organized groups that offer activities such as Astronomy and Hiking.

$25 plus $12 per person for road based tour vehicles, such as sedans, with a passenger carrying capacity of 1-7 people.

$45 for road based tour vehicles, such as large vans and mini buses, with a passenger carrying capacity of 8-25 people.

$100 for coach buses with a passenger carrying capacity of 26 people or more.

Non-Commercial Organized Groups Valid for 3 days. Organized groups such as Scouts, Rotary, Clubs, Youth Groups, Churches, Reunions, etc. that do not qualify for Educational Fee Waivers are charged as follows:

$25 Non-commercial vehicles with a vehicle capacity of 14 or less.

$12 per person Non-commercial vehicles with a capacity of 15 or greater.
Fees will not exceed the commercial fee for the same-sized vehicle. Youth 15 and under are free. Individuals or families with any valid Annual or Lifetime pass may use their pass for entry at the per person rate. Pass and photo ID must be present upon entry.
 
 
Annual Passes
Annual passes are available to the general public including international visitors. Passes are valid for 12 months from purchase date and are non-transferable.

Hawaiʻi Tri-Park Annual Pass: $30. Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Admits the pass holders and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle (14 pax capacity or less) to Haleakalā National Park, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and Puʻuhonua ʻO Hōnaunau National Historical Park. All
 

Entrance Fees:

Haleakalā National Park Private Vehicle (14 pax capacity or less) Entry Fee - $20.00

Entry Fee is valid for 3 days starting from the day of purchase. Please use credit cards for payment of entry fees at the Summit and Kipahulu entrance stations. All park visitors are required to purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Haleakalā National Park. Passes are non-transferable.

Haleakalā National Park Private Motorcycle Entry Fee - $15.00

Entry Fee is valid for 3 days starting from the day of purchase. Please use credit cards for payment of entry fees at the Summit and Kipahulu entrance stations. All park visitors are required to purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Haleakalā National Park. Passes are non-transferable.

Haleakalā National Park Per Person Entry Fee; includes bicyclists, walk-ins, hikers - $10.00

This fee is for visitors entering the park on a bicycle or on foot. Entry Fee is valid for 3 days starting from the day of purchase. Please use credit cards for payment of entry fees at the Summit and Kipahulu entrance stations. All park visitors are required to purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Haleakalā National Park. Passes are non-transferable.

Haleakalā Natonal Park Non-Commercial Organized Groups Fee; Scouts, Rotary, Clubs, Youth Groups, Churches, Reunions - $20.00

Organized groups that do not qualify for Educational Fee Waivers are charged as follows: $20.00 Non-commercial vehicles with a vehicle capacity of 14 or less. $10.00 per person Non-commercial vehicles with a capacity of 15 or greater. Fees will not exceed the commercial fee for the same-sized vehicle. Youth 15 and under are free. Individuals or families with any valid Annual or Lifetime pass may use their pass for entry at the per person rate. Pass and photo ID must be present upon entry.

Entrance Passes:

Hawai‘i Tri-Park Annual Pass - $25.00

Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle (14 pax capacity or less) to Haleakala National Park, Hawai?i Volcanoes National Park and Pu?uhonua ?O Honaunau National Historical Park. All other National Parks in Hawai?i are free entry.

Headquarters Visitor Center

Located above the park entrance at 7000 ft. / 2134 m in elevation. All restrooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, except when the park is closed during severe weather events. Please check park alerts for information on closures.

Haleakala Visitor Center

Located at the summit at 9740 ft. / 2969 m in elevation. All restrooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, except when the park is closed during severe weather events. Please check park alerts for information on closures

Kipahulu Visitor Center

Located at the coastal Kipahulu District. All restrooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, except when the park is closed during severe weather events. Please check park alerts for information on closures.

 

Remember that all areas of Haleakalā National Park are fairly remote - stores, services, and lodging are all at least 30 minutes away. Plan for your trip by reading these pages to make sure you bring with you all that you need for a safe and comfortable trip.

Don't forget that you will be visiting a natural area with unpredictable weather - it may be hot, dry, wet, or cold in any part of the park at any time.

 
Snow on Summit
Prepare for ALL weather conditions. Bring sun protection and cold-weather clothing.
 
The use of drones is currently prohibited in national parks
The use of drones is currently prohibited in national parks

Drones and other unmanned aircraft at Haleakalā National Park

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis signed a policy memorandum that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service.

“We embrace many activities in national parks because they enhance visitor experiences with the iconic natural, historic and cultural landscapes in our care,” Jarvis said. “However, we have serious concerns about the negative impact that flying unmanned aircraft is having in parks, so we are prohibiting their use until we can determine the most appropriate policy that will protect park resources and provide all visitors with a rich experience.”

Unmanned aircraft have already been prohibited at several national parks. These parks initiated bans after noise and nuisance complaints from park visitors, an incident in which park wildlife were harassed, and park visitor safety concerns.

The policy memorandum directs park superintendents to take a number of steps to exclude unmanned aircraft from national parks. The steps include drafting a written justification for the action, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, and providing public notice of the action.

The memorandum does not affect the primary jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration over the National Airspace System.

The policy memorandum is a temporary measure. Jarvis said the next step will be to propose a Servicewide regulation regarding unmanned aircraft. That process can take considerable time, depending on the complexity of the rule, and includes public notice of the proposed regulation and opportunity for public comment.

The policy memo directs superintendents to use their existing authority within the Code of Federal Regulations to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft, and to include that prohibition in the park’s compendium, a set of park-specific regulations.

 
Make your trip enjoyable know before you go
Make your trip enjoyable know before you go.

NPS

Last updated: June 19, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

Phone:

(808) 572-4400

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