KIPAHULU CAMPGROUND CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

June 9, 2009, 1:58 PM HST · Updated June 9, 1:58 PM
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The Kipahulu Campground in Haleakala National Park is closed due to construction.  The eight-week closure will allow crews time to complete a multi-million dollar parking lot, restroom, and campground rehabilitation project.

Mark Rentz, the chief of facilities management at the park said the project is a reflection of the public’s entrance fees at work.  The construction affects the coastal Kipahulu campground only.

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There are still camping sites available in the summit area of the park and in the back country.  Hosmer’s Grove at 7000 ft., is a drive up camping area free for three days with an entrance permit.  There is back-country hike-in tent camping at Holua, and Paliku Campgrounds with a permit from the visitor center. Camping is free with valid entrance permit.  Three cabins are available in the back-country for $75 per night for parties of no more than 12 people.

Visit    www.nps.gov/HALE for details.

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

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