Haleakalā NP to Close Wednesday Afternoon in Preparation for Hurricane Lane

August 21, 2018, 3:26 PM HST · Updated August 21, 3:26 PM
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Haleakalā Visitor Center. Maui Now file photo.

To protect visitor safety, the Summit and Kīpahulu Districts of Haleakalā National Park will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2018, in anticipation of heavy winds and rain.

The entrance gates will be locked and the park will not open for sunrise viewing on Thursday or Friday morning. Park managers will assess conditions on Friday evening and re-open the park once it is safe to do so.

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The Kīpahulu and Hosmer Grove campgrounds will close at noon on Wednesday. Back country hikers have been notified they will need to leave the park before 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. In anticipation of Hurricane Lane, no back country camping permits will be issued beginning Wednesday morning. All Cabin Reservations for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday have been canceled.

For the latest closure information park visitors can call 572-4400 and press option 2, or check the park website or Facebook page.

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