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Fee Free Days

The National Park Service has designated the following fee free days for 2021:

  • Monday, January 18, 2021: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021: First Day of NPS Week and National Junior Ranger Day
  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021: Great American Outdoors Act Anniversary
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021: National Park Service Anniversary
  • Saturday, September 25, 2021: National Public Lands Day
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021: Veterans Day

Park entrance fees will be waived on these days.
Fee-free entrance days do not include sunrise reservations or admittance to the park between the hours of 3:00 am-7:00 am. People planning to view the sunrise at Haleakalā National Park must make sunrise viewing reservations for $1.00 in advance at www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/253731.

Entrance Fees

All park visitors are required to purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Haleakalā National Park. Passes are non-transferable and are valid for 3 days including the date of purchase. Please use credit cards for payment of entry fees at the Summit and Kīpahulu entrance stations. A variety of park passes cover park entrance fees.

$30.00 per private vehicle - Valid for 3 days.

Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (14 max capacity or less) and all occupants to Haleakalā National Park including both the Summit and Kīpahulu Areas.

$25 per motorcycle - Valid for 3 days.

Admits a private, non-commercial motorcycle to Haleakalā National Park including both the Summit and Kīpahulu Areas.

$15.00 per pedestrian or bicycle - Valid for 3 days.
Admits one individual with no car to Haleakalā National Park including both the Summit and Kīpahulu Areas. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.


Hawaiʻi Tri-Park Annual Passes with expiration dates from March 20, 2020 to June 30, 2020 will get an extension on their passes until August 31, 2020. This pass is valid for one year of unlimited entry to Haleakalā National Park, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and Puʻuhonua ʻO Hōnaunau National Historical Park. Entry to all other parks in Hawaiʻi is 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. View a list of current authorized tours operating in the park to learn more about specific commerical organized groups.

$15.00 per person for non-road based organized groups that offer activities such as Astronomy and Hiking.

$30.00 plus, $15.00 per person for road based tour vehicles, such as sedans, with a passenger carrying capacity of 1-7 people.

$45.00 for road based tour vehicles, such as large vans and mini buses, with a passenger carrying capacity of 8-25 people.

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:

$30.00 Non-commercial vehicles with a vehicle capacity of 14 or less.

$15.00 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.

 
Summit Self Pay Machine
Automated self pay machine next to the Summit District Entrance Station.

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After Hours Automated Self-Pay Machine

If you arrive at the Summit or Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park and the entrance station is closed, please use the automated self-pay machine located next to the entrance station. The machines only accept credit cards as payment. Visitors with a valid 3 day receipt from the Summit or Kīpahulu District, a valid Hawai'i Tri-Park Pass, or any of the America the Beautiful National Parks Pass that is currently valid do not need to pay at the self-pay machine and may proceed into the park.

 

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 - $55.00.

Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Admits the pass holders and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle (14 max capacity or less) to Haleakalā National Park, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and Puʻuhonua ʻO Hōnaunau National Historical Park. All other National Parks in
Hawaiʻi are free entry.

Interagency Annual Pass - $80.00

Valid for 12 months from purchase date. This pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee*. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas. At per person fee areas, it admits the pass holder + 3 adults. The pass can be obtained in person at Haleakalā entrance stations, at other National Park sites, via the Internet at https://store.usgs.gov/pass or by calling 1-888-ASK-USGS, Extension 1.

Annual Pass for U.S. Military - FREE

Available to U.S. active military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members. Must be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173). Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Pass for U.S. Military

4th Grade Annual Pass - FREE

Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper pass. The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September-August). Paper passes can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid Outdoors website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at Federal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity fees. Digital version of the paper pass (such as on smart phones or tablets) will not be accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass. The pass is non-transferable. Educators can also be involved! Learn more at the Every Kid Outdoors website.

Additional Details about the Annual 4th Grade Pass

Volunteer Pass - FREE with 250 Volunteer Hours Served

Valid for 12 months. This pass is for volunteers acquiring 500 service hours on a cumulative basis. This pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. This pass admits the holder and passengers in a non commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults at per person fee areas. Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities at Haleakalā National Park.

Lifetime Passes

Lifetime passes are available to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Some restrictions apply. Passes are non-transferable and must be obtained in person.

Interagency Senior Pass - $80

Valid for life. This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. This pass provides access to, and use of Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee*. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder+ 3 adults at per person fee areas. The cost to upgrade to a Interagency Senior Pass is $10 from a plastic Golden Age Passport or FREE from a paper Golden Age Passport. If a Golden Age Passport holder wishes to hold on to their pass, their pass will remain VALID throughout the lifetime of the holder.

What if a senior citizen is on a fixed budget?
Legislation establishes an annual Senior Pass for $20. That pass is valid for one year from the date of issuance. Learn more about changes to the Senior Pass.

Interagency Access Pass - FREE.

Valid for life. This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by licensed physician;document issued by a Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a state agency. This pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee*. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle areas and the pass holder + 3 adults at per person fee areas. The Golden Access Passport will remain VALID throughout the lifetime of the holder. The cost to upgrade to the Interagency Access Pass is FREE from a paper or plastic Golden Access Passport.

 

Educational Fee Waivers

National Park Service regulations allow school groups and other bona fide national and international educational institutions to obtain a waiver of park entrance fees, provided that the visit is for educational or scientific purposes, and the resources or facilities the group proposes to use support those purposes.

Educational fee waivers are not granted automatically. Applicant groups must show they qualify for the waiver.

Learn more about how to schedule a field trip to the park.

1. Eligibility
Applicants must prove they are a bona fide educational or scientific institution by presenting one of the following types of documentation:

  • A statement confirming educational or scientific tax-exemption, from the IRS or the applicant’s national, state, or local tax authority; or

  • A statement, from a bona fide educational institution meeting one of these eligibility standards, confirming that the group is visiting for the purpose of providing transferable educational credit based on a curriculum; or,

  • A statement of accreditation, or recognition as an educational institution, from a qualified national, regional, state or local authority for the applicant’s location.

  • Your fee waiver cannot be processed without submission of this documentation.


2. Educational Purpose of the Visit
Applicants must provide a written statement confirming that the visit supports a specific curriculum for which academic credit is offered. If the group is on a commercial tour, the applicant must state how the tour supports the curriculum.

3. Relevance of Park Resources
Applicants must provide a written statement identifying the park resources and/or facilities that will be used to support the educational purpose of the visit, and how they are relevant to that purpose.

To apply for an educational fee waiver, complete the application and be sure to include the following:

  1. Current, official documentation of recognition as an educational institution by Federal, State or local government entity or other evidence attesting to educational status (e.g. accreditation letter, tax exemption status).

  2. A written statement confirming a direct relationship between the visit purpose and the use of the Park. The visit must be to study some aspect/resource specific to the park. A general statement to the effect that the visit is for “academic” or “educational purposes” is insufficient. An explanation of what the educational purpose entails and how it is related to Park resources is required. (Course outlines, lesson plans, or a copy of the curriculum meet this requirement).

  3. A written statement confirming that the visit supports a specific curriculum for which academic credit is offered. Documentation such as a copy of the school’s course catalog or handbook will satisfy this requirement.


Submit your application package at least 2 weeks in advance of the visit. Applications that are incomplete may be denied. Please submit your application to hale_commercial_manager@nps.gov (preferred) or mail or fax:

Haleakala National Park
Attn: Business and Revenue Office
P.O. Box 369
Makawao, HI 96768

Fax: (808) 572-4407
Phone: (808) 572-4442

If the application is approved, a copy of the application with an approval signature will be emailed to you. Each vehicle must present a copy of the approved fee waiver at the park entrance station. Fees will not be waived for vehicles that do not have a copy of the waiver.

Entrance station personnel are not authorized to approve fee waivers at the entrance stations.

When the anticipated visit is recreational, you enter as an “organized non-commercial” group. The following, as outlined in NPS-22 is then in effect:
  • Organizations that are generally considered service, civic or fraternal, e.g. Scouting, Rotary, faith-based organizations, clubs, etc., do NOT qualify for the academic fee waiver unless they meet the applicable criteria.
  • Individuals 15 years of age and younger are exempt from entrance fees.
  • All other individuals 16 years of age and older are charged the per-person entrance fee. Federal Recreation Pass holders and their immediate families (parents, spouse and children) do not have to pay. Pass and photo ID must be presented at the entrance station

Last updated: February 6, 2021

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Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

Phone:

(808) 572-4400

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