Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park preserves the outstanding volcanic landscape of the upper slopes of Haleakala on the island of Maui and protects the unique and fragile ecosystems of Kipahulu Valley, the scenic pools along Oheo Gulch, and many rare and endangered species.

Isolated in the mid Pacific, the Hawaiian Islands are the most remote major island group on earth. Lying 2,400 miles from the nearest continent, they have never had connection to any other land mass. Natural crossings across this great expanse of ocean by animals and plants were extremely rare. Haleakala National Park preserves intact this superb example of the Hawaiian Islands' native ecosystems.

Haleakala, originally part of Hawaii National Park, was redesignated as a separate entity in July 1961. Haleakala National Park was designated an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Of its 30,183 acres, 24,719 acres are designated wilderness.

 

Today In Haleakala National Park

Shared Videos


  • From NPF

  • From NPF

  • From NPF
Share Your Video

Photos from Park Visitors

  • From Rob in Haleakala National Park
    From Rob
  • Melissa in Haleakala National Park to Landscape Photo
    From Melissa
  • Colleen in Haleakala National Park to Landscape Photo
    From Colleen
  • Colleen in Haleakala National Park to Landscape Photo
    From Colleen
  • Paula in Haleakala National Park to Landscape Photo
    From Paula
  • Paula in Haleakala National Park to Landscape Photo
    From Paula

Travel Ideas

  • Labor Day in the Parks!
    Labor Day weekend is a great time to head on out to America’s national parks and enjoy some quality time with family and friends! Here are some great...
  • Spring Fun In Your National Parks
    Have you made any plans to visit one of our over 400 national parks this spring? If you’re looking for some ideas, we’re here to help! We’ve listed...

Join the National Park Foundation

With all 401 national park sites currently closed because of the government shutdown, there is no better time to show your support. Join the national park community now.

Support Your Parks