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Haleakalā National Park Entrance Fees Will Change January 1

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Haleakalā National Park, along with other national parks across America, will increase its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Effective January 1, 2020, the entrance fees to the park will be $30 per vehicle, $25 per motorcycle and $15 per pedestrian or bicyclist. The receipt allows unlimited re-entry into either District of the park (Summit or Kīpahulu) for three days. 

The cost of a Tri-Park Pass, the annual pass that allows visitors unlimited entry to the three fee-collecting national parks in Hawai‘i (Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Haleakalā National Park and Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park) will also increase from $50 to $55 on January 1, 2020.

Revenues from entrance fees remain in the National Park Service (NPS) and help ensure a quality experience for park visitors. At Haleakalā National Park, approximately 80 percent of entrance fees stay in the park. The remaining 20 percent of entrance fee income is shared with other non-fee-collecting national parks throughout the U.S..

National parks have experienced record breaking visitation, with more than 1.5 billion visitors in the last five years. Haleakalā National Park welcomed 1,044,084 visitors in 2018. The combination of aging infrastructure and increased visitation has put a strain on national park roads, bridges, campgrounds, waterlines, bathrooms, and other visitor services and led to an $11.9 billion deferred maintenance backlog nationwide. The additional revenue from entrance fees at Haleakalā National Park will provide additional funding to improve infrastructure and maintenance needs and will enhance the visitor experience.

The current entrance fees of $25 per vehicle or $20 per motorcycle have been in effect since June 1, 2017. Haleakalā National Park is one of the 117 National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee; entry into at least 300 other national parks remains free.

The price of the annual America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass, and the Lifetime Senior Pass will remain $80.

Here is a summary of Park entrance fee changes:

Haleakalā National Park
Date of Implementation Per Vehicle  Per Person
(pedestrians & bicycles)
 Per Motorcycle Park Specific Annual Pass
June 1, 2017 $25 $12 $20 $30
June 1, 2018 $25 $12 $20 $50
Jan. 1, 2020 $30 $15 $25 $55

Visitors can enjoy five free days at all fee-collecting national parks in 2020: January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day); April 20 (first day of National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day); August 25 (National Park Service birthday); September 28 (National Public Lands Day); and November 11 (Veterans Day).

For more information on Haleakalā National Park visit: www.nps.gov/hale

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