Permits & Reservations

All park visitors are required to pay an entrance fee or present a valid park pass upon entering Haleakalā National Park. The entrance fee allows visitors to explore the trails, overlooks, and visitor centers for 3 days. In addition to the entrance fee, visitors have the option to make reservations and obtain permits for various activities within the park.

Anyone entering the park for sunrise must have an advance reservation.

Sun rising over Haleakala Crater with a silversword in the foreground.
Sunrise at Haleakalā.

Photo credit: Elizabeth Havelin

Haleakalā Sunrise Reservations

Visitors in personal or rental vehicles wishing to view sunrise at Haleakalā National Park must make sunrise viewing reservations ahead of time on

Palikū cabin
Palikū cabin


Wilderness Cabin Reservations

Three Wilderness cabins are maintained by the National Park Service for visitor use by advanced reservation. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance online at All visitors with reservations for a cabin must check-in at the Headquarters Visitor Center to pick up their required permit. Read more about the Wilderness cabins.

Wilderness Camping Permits

There are two primitive Wilderness campsites which are accessible only by trail. Permits are required for camping at these sites and can be obtained at the Headquarters Visitor Center. Campsite space is available on a first-come, first-served basis for the general public. Special accommodation is made for educational groups and civic groups which may reserve camping space up to 6 months in advance. Learn more about Wilderness camping.

Commercial Use

All commercial uses of the national park require advance permits. Please refer to the Commercial Use Authorizations page for more information.

Last updated: August 17, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768


(808) 572-4400

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