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.
Permits & Reservations
Three Wilderness cabins are maintained by the National Park Service for visitor use by advanced reservation. The Wilderness cabins are accessible only by trail. To reach the cabins, you must hike a minimum of 3.7 miles (5.9km) to Hōlua, 5.5 miles (8.9km) to Kapalaoa, and 9.3 miles (15km) to Palikū. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance. For more information about the Wilderness cabins, please click here.
There are two primitive Wilderness campsites which are accessible only by trail. Permits are required for camping at these sites. 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. For more information about Wilderness camping, please click here.
All commercial uses of the national park require advance permits. Please refer to the Commercial Use Authorizations page for more information.
*Does not cover special use fees such as bus transportation, guided tours, etc., there are some NPS units which can only be entered upon payments of such use fees.
**Admits holder, spouse, children, and parents where entry is made by means other than private noncommercial vehicle or Commercial tour vehicle. Passes and Passports are nontransferable. This schedule is subject to change.
Last updated: May 10, 2018