The Haleakala National Park Visitor Center is closed until further notice for repairs to damage suffered during a recent storm according to a Feb. 25 National Park Service news release.

“Due to a cracked beam in the ceiling, the Headquarters Visitor Center is closed until further notice while the damage is assessed and repaired,” stated the news release. “There is currently no estimate as to when this visitor center will reopen. The headquarters rest rooms, which are not near the damage, remain open.”

Snow on Haleakala November 2013.

Snow on Haleakala November 2013.

Located a few miles from the Summit Entrance Station, the Haleakala Visitor Center sits on the rim of Haleakala Crater and provides sweeping views of the crater.

The Haleakala summit visitor center which is located 30 minutes past the entrance station remains open and is where cabin and camping permits can be obtained before 3:00pm.

Haleakala National Park is open year round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during severe weather closures. Visitors arriving at the park at a time when the entrance station is closed can pay the entrance fee at the automated fee machine using cash.

Current operating hours:

Park Headquarters Visitor Center is located at 7,000 feet and is open from 8:00am to 3:45pm daily.

Kipahulu Visitor Center (coastal) is open from 9:00am to 4:30pm daily.

Haleakala Visitor Center is closed until further notice due to storm damage.

Additional information:

The Park Headquarters Visitor Center and Kipahulu Visitor Center are open daily and year round subject to staff availability. All visitor centers have cultural and natural history exhibits.  Books, maps and posters are for sale by the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association. Naturalists are on duty during business hours to answer questions.


Syed Sarmad, Principal Broker for Advantage Vacation