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Holua Camping at Haleakalā Closed June 13 for Invasive Ant Control

June 11, 2018, 12:07 PM HST
* Updated June 11, 12:09 PM
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Argentine ant colony. NPS photo.

The Holua backcountry camping area of Haleakalā National Park will be closed to campers the night of June 13, 2018 to allow staff to control non-native Argentine ants. Holua is located along the Halemau’u Trail within the Summit District of the park.

Park officials say Argentine ants are an invasive species and a major threat to native endemic species such as the Hawaiian yellow-faced bees.

Park control efforts are focusing on the Holua area to prevent accidental human spread of Argentine ants to uninfested backcountry areas.

Bees and silversword. NPS photo.

The Holua camping area will reopen to campers on June 14, 2018.

All other backcountry trails, cabins, and the Palikū camping area remain open and will not be affected by this closure

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