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Haleakalā Sunrise Reservations

Beginning on February 1, 2017, visitors in personal or rental vehicles wishing to view sunrise at Haleakalā National Park will need to make sunrise viewing reservations ahead of time at recreation.gov. The reservation system will go live on December 1, 2016. The cost is $1.50 per car. Before February 1, 2017, sunrise viewing parking spaces will continue to be available without advanced reservation, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note:

The reservation fee is not part of the entrance fee. Entrance fees will be collected upon entry to the park. Visitors with national park passes, please have your pass and ID ready to present at the gate for entry.

Reservations are only for sunrise and can only be used on the day that was reserved.

Weather is constantly changing at the summit of Haleakalā and we can’t predict whether a sunrise is going to be clear or cloudy. There will be no refunds or exchanging reservations for a different day.

For more information about sunrise reservations, Please click here.
 
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Welcome to Haleakalā National Park

Your visit to Haleakalā National Park might include a glimpse of a rare native bird, a hands-on experience with Hawaiian culture, breezes through the bamboo forest, or warm sun on your back as you hike a volcanic landscape.

First you have to choose the experience you are seeking and where to discover it. Do you want to explore the summit? The coast? Do you have time to experience both? Perhaps you can spend a few days and plan an overnight adventure.

Whatever you choose, be prepared. The Summit and Kīpahulu Districts are remote. An ambulance can take up to 45 minutes to arrive at either district. People with respiratory or other medical conditions should be aware that the summit of Haleakalā is at 10,000 ft. There is no food, beverages, or gasoline in the park.

Click here for more safety information.

Whats new at the park? Click here to find out.

Summit District (mountain area)

Halemau'u Trail

Directions to the park entrance:
From Kahului, take Highway 36 to 37 to 377 to 378 straight into the park. You can also follow the road signs.
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Visitor center hours:
The park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year except during extreme weather events. Please check alerts for clousres. Restrooms and drinking water are always available.
Headquarters Visitor Center near park entrance: 8:00am - 3:45pm HST. Haleakala Visitor Center near the summit: 6:00am - 3:00pm HST
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What to bring:
- Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
- Cold/wet weather clothing (raingear, pants, jacket, poncho)
- Food (no food for sale in the park)
- Water bottles (drinking water available at visitor centers)
- Sturdy shoes (hiking boots or athletic shoes)
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Activities:
- Sunrise or sunset
- Ranger-guided programs
- Hiking
- Drive-up camping
- Backcountry camping
- Commercial tours

Click here to view the schedule of events.
Click here for maps and activity guides.

Kīpahulu District (coastal area)
Kipahulu Overlook_small

Directions to the park entrance:
From Kahului, take Highway 360 (Hana Hwy) 12 miles past the town of Hana. Or - from Kahului, take Highway 36 to 37 to 31 aroung the south side of the island. Warning: Portions of this road are unpaved.
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Visitor center hours:
The park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Restrooms are available.
Kīpahulu Visitor Center: 9:00am - 4:30pm HST
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What to bring:
- Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
- Rain protection (rain gear, jacket, poncho)
- Mosquito repellent
- Food (no food for sale in the park)
- Water bottles (bottled water available for sale at the visitor center)
- Sturdy shoes (hiking boots or athletic shoes)

Activities:
- Hiking
- Swimming
- Ranger programs
- Drive-up camping
- Commercial tours

Click here to view the schedule of events.
Click here for maps and activity guides.

 
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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

Phone:

(808) 572-4400
For general park information, please call us at (808) 572-4400. -Summit Area -Crater Area -Hiking Trails -Camping -Back country travel -Cabin reservations Our recorded message is available 24-hours a day and will likely contain an answer to your question. To speak to a park representative, call the same number and press 0 during our office hours of 8:00 am - 3:45 pm HST. Kipahulu (Coastal Area) Please call 248-7375 during our office hours of 9am-5pm HST.

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