Haleakalā National Park Temporary Closures Begin March 17, 2020March 16, 2020, 9:37 PM HST · Updated March 16, 9:37 PM 0 Comments
Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with the National Park Service, effective March 17, 2020, Haleakalā National Park will have the following temporary closures until further notice:
The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park will be closed daily from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. All Sunrise Reservations are canceled until further notice.
All visitor centers, including Haleakalā Visitor Center (9,740 feet), Headquarters Visitor Center (at 7,000 feet), and the Kīpahulu Visitor Center will be closed.
All backcountry access in Wilderness areas will be closed. This temporary closure includes day-use on Halemauʻu, Keoneheʻeheʻe (or Sliding Sands), Kaupō trails, and all Crater trails; and cabin reservations and primitive wilderness campgrounds at Hōlua and Palikū.
All special events and guided programs, including hikes, walks and talks, night sky programs are cancelled until further notice.
Hosmer Campground, Kīpahulu Campground, all overlooks, and front country trails including the Hosmer Grove Trail, Pīpīwai Trail, Kūloa Point, and Kahakai Trail will remain open to public use. Visitors should expect reduced services and emergency response may be limited.
Updates will be posted to the park website and social media channels.