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UPDATE: Most Haleakala NP Facilities Open Amid Government Shutdown

File photo/Polly Angelakis.

This post has been updated as of 12 p.m. January 21.

During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible, while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Aside from a daily 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. closure of the Summit District, all Haleakalā NP roads, lookouts, trails, and campgrounds will remain accessible to visitors. Emergency and rescue services will be limited.

There will be no park-provided visitor services, including public information, restrooms, trash collection, and facilities and roads maintenance (including treatment for winter road conditions). Backcountry cabin and camping permits are not being issued.

Because of the shutdown, social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions. All park programs and volunteer projects have been canceled.

All park regulations remain in effect. Electronic message boards outside the park, as well as signs posted on park buildings, will remind visitors of conditions. A list of current access and closures follows:

Summit District

  • Closed to visitation during sunrise hours (3 a.m. to 7 a.m.). Open (with no restroom facilities or other services) at all other times.
  • Summit District trails: Open (limited emergency response).
  • Hosmer Grove Campground: Open (no restroom or other facilities).
  • Backcountry cabins: Cabin users with existing reservations should make alternative plans. Refunds may be requested via recreation.gov after federal operations resume.
  • Restrooms: Closed.
  • Headquarters Visitor Center, at 7000 feet of elevation: Closed.
  • Haleakalā Visitor Center, at 9741 feet of elevation: Closed.
  • Park-specific road, weather, or trail condition updates: Unavailable.

Kipahulu District

  • Kīpahulu Visitor Center: Closed.
  • Restrooms: Closed.
  • Pools of `Ohe`o: Closed.
  • Kīpahulu District trails: Open (limited emergency response).
  • Kīpahulu Campground: Open (no restroom or other facilities).

 

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