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Haleakala National Park open with limited services during government shutdown

Haleakala (Image: National Park Service) Haleakala (Image: National Park Service)
HALEAKALA, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Haleakala National Park will remain open, but with limited services, while the government shutdown is in effect.

Officials with the park say aside from a daily sunrise closure of the Summit District, all roads, lookouts, trails, and campgrounds will remain accessible to visitors. 

Visitors are advised that emergency and rescue services will be limited.

Park-provided visitor services are unavailable, including public information, restrooms, trash collection, and maintenance of facilities and roads.

Backcountry cabin and camping permits will not be issued.

Haleakala National Park's social media accounts will not be monitored during the shutdown, so they may not reflect current conditions of the park.

All park regulations remain in effect during this time. Signs and electronic message boards in the park are posted to remind visitors of the conditions.

Below is a list of closures and accessible areas, with any applicable limitations noted:

Summit District:

  • Open except during sunrise hours, 3 a.m. - 7 a.m. (no restrooms or other services)
  • 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
  • Restrooms: Closed
  • Headquarters Visitor Center: Closed
  • Haleakala Visitor Center: Closed

Kipahulu District:

  • Kipahulu District trails: Open (limited emergency response)
  • Kipahulu Campground: Open (no restroom or other facilities)
  • Kipahulu Visitor Center: Closed
  • Restrooms: Closed
  • Pools of Oheo: Closed

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